Tony Awards: Angelina Jolie and Debra Martin Chase Win Best Musical Tony for ‘The Outsiders’

Angelina Jolie and Debra Martin Chase won the Tony Award for Best Musical for “The Outsiders.”

Set in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1967, “The Outsiders” follows Ponyboy Curtis, his best friend Johnny Cade, and their Greaser family of “outsiders” as they clash with their rivals, the Socs. Throughout the musical, which was nominated for 12 Tonys, the characters dream of a world where they can be accepted for who they are.

The musical competed against “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Illinoise,” “Suffs,” and “Water for Elephants” for the final award of the evening. The Best Musical category was highly competitive, with “Hell’s Kitchen” and “The Outsiders” considered the front-runners. In addition to Best Musical, “The Outsiders” also won awards for Best Direction, Lighting Design, and Sound Design.

During the 2024 Tony Awards, Joshua Boone, Brody Grant, and Sky Lakota-Lynch from “The Outsiders” performed on stage. Other performances included Gayle Rankin and Eddie Redmayne from “Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club,” Alicia Keys, Shoshana Bean, Brandon Victor Dixon, Kecia Lewis, and Maleah Joi Moon from “Hell’s Kitchen,” Sufjan Stevens and Justin Peck from “Illinoise,” Jonathan Groff, Lindsay Mendez, and Daniel Radcliffe from “Merrily We Roll Along,” Nikki M. James and Shaina Taub from “Suffs,” Pete Townshend with the cast of “The Who’s Tommy,” and Grant Gustin with the acrobatic cast of “Water for Elephants.”

The 2024 Tony Awards aired live from New York’s David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in two parts. The preshow, known as Act One, was hosted by Julianne Hough and Utkarsh Ambudkar and included the first round of awards. The main ceremony, hosted by Ariana DeBose, followed immediately after.

FAQs

Q: What is “The Outsiders” musical about?
A: “The Outsiders” is set in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1967 and follows the story of Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade, and their Greaser family as they navigate their rivalry with the Socs and dream of acceptance in a divided world.

Q: How many Tony Awards was “The Outsiders” nominated for?
A: “The Outsiders” was nominated for 12 Tony Awards.

Q: Which awards did “The Outsiders” win at the 2024 Tony Awards?
A: “The Outsiders” won the Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Lighting Design, and Best Sound Design.

Q: Who performed at the 2024 Tony Awards?
A: Performances included Joshua Boone, Brody Grant, and Sky Lakota-Lynch from “The Outsiders,” as well as artists from “Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Illinoise,” “Merrily We Roll Along,” “Suffs,” “The Who’s Tommy,” and “Water for Elephants.”

Q: Where and when did the 2024 Tony Awards take place?
A: The 2024 Tony Awards were held live at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York on Sunday night.

Q: Who hosted the 2024 Tony Awards?
A: The preshow (Act One) was hosted by Julianne Hough and Utkarsh Ambudkar, while the main ceremony was hosted by Ariana DeBose.