In the realm of musicals, it was a night rewarding creators who broke boundaries and brought experimental visions to uptown theaters, with new musical Hadestown (and its composer, singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell) winning big, as well as the inventive revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! (and its scene-stealing star Ali Stroker, who became the first actress in a wheelchair to win a Tony).
But what’s it like to actually watch the awards live — and what happens after all the trophies are handed out? On this week’s Billboard on Broadway podcast episode, host Rebecca Milzoff is joined by guest Mo Brady, host of The Ensemblist, to dish on her experience at Radio City Music Hall (and at the big gala afterwards). In their lively conversation, Milzoff and Brady discuss James Corden’s hosting, the high and low points of the show, and reveal some of the surprising truths behind how the show works.