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‘Kimberly Akimbo,’ Jodie Comer and Sean Hayes win big at 2023 Tony Awards

The biggest names in Broadway gathered Sunday to honor the best in theater at the 2023 Tony Awards.

Held at the United Palace theater in New York City, the 76th annual ceremony aired live and — as host Ariana DeBose noted during her opening remarks — unscripted, due to the ongoing WGA writers strike.

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The musical “Kimberly Akimbo” took home the most Tonys of the night, winning five awards, including best musical, best book of a musical, best original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theatre, best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical for Victoria Clark and best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical for Bonnie Milligan.

PHOTO: Ariana DeBose speaks onstage during The 76th Annual Tony Awards at United Palace Theater on June 11, 2023 in New York City.
Ariana DeBose speaks onstage during The 76th Annual Tony Awards at United Palace Theater on June 11, 2023 in New York City.

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“Leopoldstadt” took home four Tonys, including wins for best play, best performance by an actor in a featured role in a play for Brandon Uranowitz, best costume design of a play and best direction of a play.

Other notable wins included “Will & Grace” alum Sean Hayes winning bet performance by an actor in a leading role in a play for “Good Night, Oscar,” “Killing Eve” alum Jodie Comer winning best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play for “Prima Facie,” and J. Harrison Ghee winning best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical for “Some Like It Hot.”

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