Broadway's biggest night ended in dramatic fashion when stage legend Barbra Streisand announced that "Hamilton" would indeed win the Tony Award for best musical. That made 11 wins for Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking production, just shy of the record of 12 Tonys won by "The Producers."
And on a night when so many were thinking of the victims of the biggest mass shooting in U.S. history, it’s fitting that Miranda’s “Hamilton” company sang the number “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)” to introduce the musical.
First-time Tonys host James Corden began the night with a message for the Orlando victims: “Your tragedy is our tragedy. Theater is a place where every race, creed, sexuality, and gender is equal, embraced, and loved. Hate will never win.” A few notable and moving speeches paying tribute to the Orlando victims were given by Miranda, Jessica Lange, Frank Langella and others. Overall, though, the show largely stuck to its original script of laughs and plenty of music. Plus Andrew Lloyd Webber on tambourine.
It was loss No. 20 for costume designer Jane Greenwood, a Tony Awards bridesmaid for five decades and counting.
Greenwood lost her 20th Tony nomination on Sunday when voters picked Clint Ramos' designs for "Eclipsed" over Greenwood's work on the Roundabout's revival of "Long Day's Journey into Night."
The award was handed out during a pre-broadcast ceremony at the Beacon Theatre in New York.
Greenwood received her first nomination back in 1965. Sometimes referred to as the Susan Lucci of the Tonys, she has boasted one of Broadway's biggest losing streaks, having never won a competitive Tony.
The British-born designer remains one of the most widely respected behind-the-curtain talents in the New York theater world.
She has dressed stars including Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Helen Mirren and Al Pacino.
Greenwood even worked on a previous New York production of "Long Day's Journey" -- a 1988 staging with Colleen Dewhurst and Jason Robards.
She has received praise for the unadorned simplicity of her designs and for the sensitivity she shows actors. This season, she also created the clothes for the Steve Martin / Edie Brickell musical "Bright Star," seen at the Old Globe in San Diego before its Broadway engagement.
In 2014, Greenwood received a special Tony for lifetime achievement.
But she also lost the same year when her work on Lincoln Center Theater's production of "Act One" was beat out by "Twelfth Night" from Shakespeare's Globe in London.