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The Wednesday Five: Women of the 2016 Tony Awards


Cynthia Erivo: Leading Actress in a Musical, The Color Purple

With her Broadway debut, Cynthia Erivo won the Tony for leading actress in a musical for her role as Celie in The Color Purple. Erivo thanked the show’s producers, including everyone’s fairy godmother, Oprah and Alice Walker, whose novel continues to stand the test of time.



Heather Headley, Danielle Brooks, Cynthia Erivo: Performance of The Color Purple

Cynthia Erivo joins her cast mates Heather Headley and Danielle Brooks to remind us why we continue to return to A Color Purple, time and time again.



Renee Elise Goldsberry: Featured Actress in a Musical, Hamilton

Renée Elise Goldsberry received the award for featured actress in a musical. In her acceptance speech, she shared that her greatest accomplishment was much more personal: her path to motherhood. Goldsberry, 45, spoke about the joys of motherhood and challenges she’s had with fertility.

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