The 70th Tony Awards were among the most diverse in its history. Four Black actors took home awards for their performances in musicals. Three of them, Reneé Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs, and Leslie Odom Jr. star in Hamilton, which took home 11 awards.
British actress Cynthia Erivo won the award for Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Celie in The Color Purple. The show, based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer prize and National Book Award-winning novel, won for Best Revival of a Musical. As a producer of the show, Oprah Winfrey won as well.
Watch her stirring acceptance speech.
Watch the cast's performance.