The 71st Annual Tony Awards were held on June 11, 2017, to recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the 2016–17 season. The year the “Tony Awards” was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
This year we had the amazing Kevin Spacey host for the first time ever. He gave an extremely entertaining performance that had the audience captivated.
James Corden doing the 70th Annual Tony Awards, and Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming 69th have been themed towards the host. We see them make fun of themselves and others. James talks about his childhood and, Kristin and Alan talk a lot about each other as host.
Kevin’s broadway performance played on the idea of being the last one picked to being the host. In a very comedic way, he takes the journey of how to become a great host.
With each elevation of the performance Kevin manages to keep the audience engaged and laughing.
Based on information from the history section from http://www.tonyawards.com, the awards started in 1947. The network CBS picked up the awards in 1978. The Tony’s was created to give recognition to musical theater. During the first two years of the Tonys, there was no official Tony Award. The winners were presented with a scroll and, in addition, such mementos as a gold money clip (for the men) and a compact (for the women).