image source, image caption, Kenny Leon a received the award for best cover of a play for A Soldier 's Play
The American television audience for the Tony Awards reached a new level hollow despite a star cast promoting Broadway's comeback.
CBS said ite 2.6 million people tuned in for the two-hour Sunday special, titled Broadway 's Back.
In 2019, the Tony Awards were last held, some 5 , 4 million people watched the ceremony on television.
But the show usually airs in June with less competition. This time it was against Saturday Night Football on NBC and the season premieres on ABC and Fox.
For the first time, the show was
As with most streaming services, Paramount + audience figures are kept secret.
image source, Image caption, Aaron Tveit won Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in Moulin Rouge!
Sunday's ceremony was held almost a year late due to the pandemic.ment took place almost two years after most of the nominated plays and musicals were first performed in New York City.
Winner for best play The Inheritance, a modern AIDS drama, and The Soldier 's Play, about the murder of a black officer at a US military base in 1944, both closed in 2020 and with no plans to return.
Moulin Rouge! La Musica I was the big winner of the evening, named best musical and nine other Tonys. The show reopened last week, alongside dozens of other shows that returned after Covid.
Lin -Manuel Miranda, Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth made appearances on The Tonys and have urged viewers to purchase tickets to help the theater recover from losses suffered during the pandemic lockdown.
image source, Reuters image caption, Audra McDonald was one of the hosts of the ceremony broadcast in direct ny
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