Oklahoma Musicals Shine at 2024 Tony Awards

At the 2024 Tony Awards, several musicals with Oklahoma connections received significant recognition. These productions, which have strong ties to the state, stood out in a highly competitive field.

Key Oklahoma-Linked Musicals Nominated

The musical The Outsiders, based on the novel by Tulsa-born author S.E. Hinton, was a standout. It garnered nominations for Best Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Brody Grant, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for Joshua Boone and Sky Lakota-Lynch. Additionally, it received nominations for Best Scenic Design, Best Lighting Design, and Best Sound Design of a Musical, showcasing its broad appeal and technical excellence​:citation[oaicite:6]{index=6}​​:citation[oaicite:5]{index=5}​.

Other Notable Nominations

Hell’s Kitchen, another highly regarded production, received multiple nominations including Best Musical and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for Maleah Joi Moon. The musical, which captures the gritty essence of New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, also earned nods for its supporting cast and technical achievements​:citation[oaicite:4]{index=4}​​:citation[oaicite:3]{index=3}​.

2024 Tony Awards Highlights

This year’s Tony Awards ceremony was hosted by Ariana DeBose at Lincoln Center, and it was filled with memorable moments and performances. The awards celebrated the best in Broadway, with Hell’s Kitchen and Stereophonic leading the nominations with 13 each​:citation[oaicite:2]{index=2}​​:citation[oaicite:1]{index=1}​.

Complete List of Winners

Among the winners, Kimberly Akimbo was named Best Musical, and Leopoldstadt won Best Play. Notably, the revival categories were dominated by Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club for Best Revival of a Musical and Appropriate for Best Revival of a Play​:citation[oaicite:0]{index=0}​.

As Oklahoma-linked musicals continue to make their mark on Broadway, their success at the 2024 Tony Awards highlights the state’s significant contributions to the arts. Which of these acclaimed musicals will you be adding to your must-watch list?