"The media is not the enemy of the people. Because finally we get to see someone who is so real". A Donnelly family story inspired him to write the play. The film of the same name was released in 1982.
This is the 73-year-old's first Tony Award win, however, he was nominated for two Tony Awards previously, in 1997 for Play On! and in 2001 for The Full Monty. Block thanked "the goddess Cher, and her legacy".
The play's director Sam Mendes also picked up the best direction of a play award, his first directing Tony.
Hadestown won eight Tonys, including the top prize for a musical. He thanked his hometown of Baltimore and offered "three cardinal rules of my sustainability and longevity". Last time Corden hosted in 2016, the show notched a 1.6 rating and 8.7 million viewers.
The 31-year-old, the first actress who uses a wheelchair for mobility reasons known to have appeared on the Broadway stage, won Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her performance as Ado Annie. "This is what happens", he said, pointing to the Tony in his hands, "when we get the love and support that we so richly deserve". But they're somehow so much better at blending the seasoned performers and the new in a way that doesn't feel cloying, and in a way that's beneficial.
Early "Hadestown" wins were for scenic design, sound design, lighting design and orchestrations.
In the best play race, Jez Butterworth'sIreland-set epic "The Ferryman" beat out Heidi Schreck's dark horse "What the Constitution Means to Me", which ended the night empty-handed.
The star-studded staging of "The Boys in the Band", which producer Ryan Murphy is adapting for Netflix, won the award for play revival.
Ain't Too Proud scored the trophy for Best Choreography. "It was incredibly important to me as a child", Fontana also said in his acceptance speech.