Celebrating our first year tabulating the Tonys, complete with insider access to the presenters, nominees and winners.
Introducing the Grant Thornton auditors
Audit Services Partner Kim O’Connor and Forensic and Valuation Services Principal Greg Westfall represented the Grant Thornton Audit team at the Tony Awards. They walked the red carpet with briefcases containing the winning ballots and even spent some time on stage. Watch Kim and Greg join James Cordon for their 15 seconds of fame.
The Hamilton files
We spoke to some of the Tony Award nominees and winners from Hamilton and asked them tell us their vision for the future of theater. Watch them answer that question and describe the moment they knew theater would be their life.
A celebration of firsts
Tabulating the Tonys is a first for Grant Thornton LLP, just as this year’s nominations mark some exciting major firsts for the awards. This year’s record-breaking nominee “Hamilton” is up for 16 top awards, the most in Broadway history. It has been a particularly diverse Broadway season, with a possibility that all four musical acting categories could be won by actors of color for the first time. The awards include milestones for women, specifically the all-female cast and creative team of “Eclipsed” and the all-female creative team of “Waitress.”
The Tony Awards have a history of diversity and famous first-time winners. Did you know the first performer ever to be handed a Tony Award was a woman? Patricia Neal won Best Actress in 1947 for her role in Lillian Hellman's Another Part of the Forest. Three years later Juanita Hill became first African American woman to win a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Bloody Mary in South Pacific.
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