The 2019 Tonys awards brought denizens of the various theatrical underworlds to its broadcast, as well as some acting legends, a crop of sexy cowboys from Oklahoma, and, well, James Corden. The CBS late night host presided over the festivities, using every opportunity possible to remind the audience that he, too, could sing. But his performance was ultimately, and thankfully, overshadowed by the Broadway musicals and plays the night was honoring.
Hadestown, the musical retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, walked away with Best Musical and seven other awards at the annual celebration of the best of Broadway. The victor in Best Play was The Ferryman, about the IRA in the 1980s, while Breaking Bad alum Bryan Cranston won Leading Actor in a Play and the brilliant writer-director-actor Elaine May got Leading Actress. (See the full list of winners here.)
But the best moments came from trailblazing women like director Rachel Chavkin and actor Ali Stroker, who used their speeches for advocacy. That -- and all the singing and dancing. Let's revisit some of our favorite parts of the ceremony.