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Moulin Rouge! The Musical Sweeps the Tony Awards with 10 Wins!

After more than a year of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Moulin Rouge! The Musical has woken up and swept the Tony Awards with 10 wins including Best Musical!

Based upon 20th Century Fox’s Academy Award-winning film, Moulin Rouge! tells the story of Christian, a composer who falls in love with cabaret star and Moulin Rogue headline act, Satine.

The cast of Moulin Rouge: The Musical.

The Broadway production was nominated for 14 awards, just 1 short of tying with Jagged Little Pill’s 15.

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The show won the following:

  • Best Musical
  • Best Director of a Musical (Alex Timbers)
  • Best Lead Actor in a Musical (Aarn Tveit)
  • Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Danny Burstein)
  • Best Choreography (Sonya Tayeh)
  • Best Orchestrations (Justin Levine, Matt Stine, Katie Krasek and Charlie Rosen)
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Derek McLane)
  • Best Costume Design of a Musical (Catherine Zuber)
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Justin Townsend)
  • Best Sound Design of a Musical (Peter Hylenski)

And was nominated for:

  • Best Lead Actress in a Musical (Karen Olivo)
  • Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Sahr Ngaujah)
  • Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Robyn Hurder)
  • Best Book of a Musical (John Logan)

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Interestingly, the impact that the Broadway shutdown had on the Tony Awards meant that the 2019-2020 season was abruptly cut short. This meant that most shows were deemed ineligible until the 2020-2021 season leaving only 4 musicals to compete.

This also affected the nomination process and a partial cause of Aaron Tveit being the only nominee for Best Lead Actor in a Musical. Luckily for Tveit, he managed to surpass the 60% vote in order to win and took home his first Tony Award.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is currently playing at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City and a National Tour will begin in February 2022.

The first international production will open in London on 8th December 2021, which we will have a review for on Sunday 19th December.

Note: Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a non-Disney production by Global Pictures, based upon the Disney-owned film.

Image Sources: Moulin Rouge! The Musical

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Jordan is a British-Trinbagonian film & TV journalist currently based in the UK (not London). You can see his articles on various websites, including The Disinsider and The Cinema Spot. He is not the Las Vegas Raiders player of the same name, but Jordan fully supports him despite knowing nothing about the NFL. You can find Jordan on Instagram @ig_jordansimmons

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