Stage & Candor


Are The #TonySoDiverse?

70 Years of The Tony Awards in Facts and Figures

Written by Esther Cohen         
Art by Michelle Tse            
July 12, 2016


The Tony Awards are a celebration of a tiny fraction of what’s happening in American Theater, and this year’s event was full of love in the wake of the Orlando Shooting.

At the 70th Annual Tony Awards, host James Corden said, “The Tonys are like the Oscars but with diversity.” It got us wondering: if Broadway is a representation of what’s happening in theater in the United States right now, who is being represented? Are the #TonySoDiverse?

To learn more about who is being produced across America, check out The Lilly Awards and The Dramatist Guild‘s The Count. To learn more about who designs and directs in League of Resident Theatres (LORT), check out Porsche McGovern‘s project.

Click here to download our Tony Statistics.



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