Accio Tony Awards!
‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two’, the eighth installment — and only stage play — of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, snagged six Tony Awards during Sunday night’s ceremony.
Director John Tiffany accepted the Tony for Best Direction of a Play, Christine Jones accepted Best Scenic Design, Katrina Lindsay accepted Best Costume Design, Neil Austin accepted Best Lighting, and Gareth Fry won Best Sound Design.
And the production took home one of the biggest awards of the night as well — Best Play.
Rowling said she was “overjoyed for everyone” involved in the production early Monday morning and that working on the play was one of the happiest experiences of her life.
This wonderful, funny, super-talented and ludicrously modest man is a huge part of why #CursedChild was such a dream for me. I hold tight to my belief that ‘incredible witch’ isn’t rhyming slang. https://t.co/v4uyYZK9Be
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 11, 2018
Additionally, Jamie Parker (who plays Harry Potter), Anthony Boyle (who plays Scorpius Malfoy), and Noma Dumezweni (who plays Hermione Granger) were nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play, respectively.
‘Cursed Child’ landed at Broadway’s Lyric Theater in April. The play first opened in London in 2016, when the script was also published in book form for Potter fans to read.
Congrats to the ‘Cursed Child’ crew!