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Special Features Where Are the 2018 Tony Award Winners Now? Before Broadway crowns the 2019 Tony Award Winners, see what Katrina Lenk, Ari’el Stachel, Lindsay Mendez, Andrew Garfield, and more 2018 winners have been up to.
Katrina Lenk, Lindsay Mendez, Ari'el Stachel, and Andrew Garfield

On June 9, 2019, the American Theatre Wing honored a new class of Tony Award winners. But we wanted to know where the 2018 Tony Award winners are now.

Find out where you can see the latest works by these writers, the upcoming performances by these actors (on stage and screen), and the latest innovations by these designers below:

Jack Thorne, Best Play
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts 1 & 2

Jack Thorne Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Less than a year after his Tony Award win for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts 1 & 2, Thorne opened another Broadway show, this time a musical. He penned the book for King Kong, which currently plays the Broadway Theatre. Thorne is a busy screenwriter, as well. He is a writer on the new TV series His Dark Materials (which features Lin-Manuel Miranda) and is working on a limited series The Eddy, which is currently filming. Thorne has also written the screenplays for Radioactive starring Rosamund Pike, The Aeronauts starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne, a new adaptation of The Secret Garden starring Colin Firth and Julie Walters, Dirt Music starring Garrett Hedlund, Enola Holmes starring Millie Bobby Brown, The Swimmers, The Sandman, and Sovereign starring Mahershala Ali. His new play the end of history... begins performances later this month in London

Tony Kushner, Best Revival of a Play
Angels in America

Tim Levy, Jordan Roth, and Tony Kushner Joseph Marzullo/WENN

While this category technically goes to producers, Kushner did make the acceptance speech in 2018. The Angels in America playwright recently wrote the new screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story. He’s also written the screenplay for an upcoming movie The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara. In the realm of straight plays, he has been vocal about writing a play about Donald Trump and is also working on an opera about the death of Eugene O’Neill. His first play, 1985’s A Bright Room Called Day, will be re-envisioned and presented October 29–December 8 at The Public, directed by artistic director Oskar Eustis.

Andrew Garfield, Best Lead Actor in a Play
Prior Walter, Angels in America

Andrew Garfield Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Garfield won his first Tony Award for his portrayal of Prior Walter in Angels in America. The actor has mainly been working on screen since the production closed. His noir film Under the Silver Lake hit theatres in the U.S. this past April and he is currently filming Mainstream, written and directed by Gia Coppola. Garfield reunites with the rest of his Angels cast members on the audiobook recording of the Tony Kushner epic, released on Audible May 14.

Glenda Jackson, Best Lead Actress in a Play
A, Three Tall Women

Glenda Jackson Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Having returned to the Broadway stage for the first time in 30 years with 2018’s Three Tall Women, Jackson didn’t hesitate on another Broadway offer. She currently stars (through June 9) as the title role in Broadway’s King Lear, directed by Sam Gold.

Tony Shalhoub, Best Lead Actor in a Musical
Tewfiq, The Band’s Visit

Tony Shalhoub, 2018 Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The Band’s Visit star has been lighting up small screens as Abe Weissman on Amazon’s hit television series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. As the father of Rachel Brosnahan’s titular character, Shalhoub is the perfect combination of hot-tempered neurosis and sensitive papa. A modern-day Tevye.

Katrina Lenk, Best Lead Actress in a Musical
Dina, The Band’s Visit

Katrina Lenk Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions

Shalhoub’s Band’s Visit co-star has also appeared on Maisel as well as CBS All Access' The Good Fight and in a recurring role on TV’s The Village as Claire Danville. Lenk was announced as a performer for Jason Robert Brown’s 50th SubCulture residency concert that will feature Brown alongside Stephen Sondheim with Lenk as a guest vocalist.

Nathan Lane, Best Featured Actor in a Play
Roy Cohn, Angels in America

Nathan Lane, 2018 Joseph Marzullo/WENN

After his performance as Roy Cohn, Lane returned to Broadway in a new black comedy by Taylor Mac. He plays the titular Gary in the Tony-nominated Best Play Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus. He has also continued his recurring role as Pepper Saltzman on Modern Family and joins the cast of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels as Lewis Michener.

Laurie Metcalf, Best Featured Actress in a Play
B, Three Tall Women

Laurie Metcalf, 2018 Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Metcalf is another actor who traverses stage and screen but has left little time between her Broadway turns. She currently stars as Hillary in Lucas Hnath’s new play Hillary and Clinton. Of course, she has continued her longtime role as Jackie on The Conners (the renamed reboot of Roseanne). This summer, she’ll return (in voice) to the Toy Story franchise in Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4. Next season, it’s already been announced that she will star opposite Eddie Izzard in a new production of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? directed by Joe Mantello. The revival is set to open April 9, 2020.

Ari’el Stachel, Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Haled in The Band’s Visit

Ari'el Stachel Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Stachel recently wrapped his run in The Band’s Visit in April, along with most of the original cast. In the fall, it was announced that the actor was cast in the new film Zola, co-written by Jeremy O. Harris, and Stachel will appear in The Public's production of The Visitor opposite David Hyde Pierce in March 2020.

Lindsay Mendez, Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel

Lindsay Mendez, 2018 Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Since the revival of Carousel closed, Mendez has been traveling the country performing concerts at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Feinstein’s at the Nikko in San Francisco, and more. She is set to headline Playbill’s Broadway on the Mediterranean August 2020 cruise, featuring Tony Award winners Audra McDonald and Gavin Creel, and Tony nominee Will Swenson. But before then, fans can watch Mendez and fellow Broadway alum Ruthie Ann Miles on the new CBS series All Rise, premiering this fall. Mendez will play court reporter Sara.

John Tiffany, Best Direction of a Play
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts 1 & 2

John Tiffany Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The British director will collaborate again with Thorne, as Tiffany directs the end of history... at London’s Royal Court Theatre. The production begins performances June 27.

David Cromer, Best Direction of a Musical
The Band’s Visit

David Cromer Marc J. Franklin

Cromer is a director who continues to prove his chops onstage. This season, he played Howard in the Tony-nominated revival of The Waverly Gallery. He recently directed a production of Next to Normal in Glencoe, Illinois, and this fall he directs Adam Rapp’s The Sound Inside, starring Mary-Louise Parker. The production has an opening night set for October 17. Of course, Cromer is also working on launching the national tour of The Band’s Visit, which begins June 25 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Itamar Moses, Best Book of a Musical
The Band’s Visit

Itamar Moses Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Moses’ play Completeness enjoyed a limited run at New York City’s Medicine Theatre in October 2018. In the winter, Moses spent time at the Denver Performing Arts Center with his world premiere play The Whistleblower, which ran February–March of this year. Directed by Oliver Butler, the play was the recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. Moses is also an adjunct instructor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

David Yazbek, Best Original Score for the Theatre
The Band’s Visit

David Yazbek Joseph Marzullo/WENN

After Tony nominations for his scores to The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Yazbek earned his first win The Band's Visit. But while The Band’s Visit was on Broadway, Yazbek was already working on the score for this year’s Tootsie. He earned a 2019 Tony nomination for his score, and he has already won the Drama Desk Awards for both Outstanding Music and Outstanding Lyrics.

Christine Jones, Best Scenic Design of a Play
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts 1 & 2

Christine Jones Joseph Marzullo/WENN

No rest for the weary as Jones’ designs are back on Broadway, this time in the musical The Cher Show. She also did the scenic design for the Goodspeed production of Cyrano starring Peter Dinklage. Jones also collaborated with director Michael Mayer to design the sets for his re-imagined Rigoletto at the Metropolitan Opera, which ran February–May 2019. Jones continues in her position as an adjunct teacher at NYU.

David Zinn, Best Scenic Design of a Musical
SpongeBob SquarePants The Musical

David Zinn Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Since winning for the original musical, Zinn designed four shows during the 2018–2019 Broadway season: The Boys in the Band (costume and sets), The Waverly Gallery (set), Torch Song (set), and Choir Boy (costume and sets). Off-Broadway, he created the set for The Amateurs. In California, he designed the sets for the Diana musical and the Public Theater–bound Soft Power. This past fall Zinn was the 2018 scenic design recipient of the Henry Hewes Design Award. Founded in 1965, the Henry Hewes Design Awards present honors each season in scenic, costume, and lighting design, as well as "notable effects," encompassing artists working in the fields of sound, music, video, projections, puppetry, and other creative elements.

Katrina Lindsay, Best Costume Design of a Play
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts 1 & 2

Katrina Lindsay Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The British designer has continued to work on British-born projects like the acclaimed The Lehman Trilogy, which recently enjoyed a run at the Park Avenue Armory. She is an associate at the National Theatre in London.

Catherine Zuber, Best Costume Design of a Musical
My Fair Lady

Catherine Zuber Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The seven-time Tony winner is currently gearing up for the Broadway bow of Moulin Rouge!, for which she provides the costume design. The show premiered at Boston’s Colonial Theatre in Summer 2018 and Zuber has been hard at work on changes for the Main Stem. But that’s not all. Zuber provided the costume design for last year’s Off-Broadway play Dan Cody’s Yacht at Manhattan Theatre Club, the London mounting of The King and I, Off-Broadway’s The Hard Problem at Lincoln Center Theater, as well as Socrates at The Public.

Neil Austin, Best Lighting Design of a Play
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts 1 & 2

Neil Austin Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Austin also designed the lighting for last season’s Travesties. Since winning the Tony in 2018, Austin designed the lighting for the West End production of Red, starring Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch, as well as the West End production of The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Austin returned to Broadway this season with his lighting for Manhattan Theatre Club’s Ink, which earned him a 2019 Tony nomination.

Tyler Micoleau, Best Lighting Design of a Musical
The Band’s Visit

Tyler Micoleau Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Having won in 2018, Micoleau returned to Broadway this season with Be More Chill, which began performances at the Lyceum in February. In the interim, Micoleau designed the lighting for Off-Broadway’s Peace for Mary Frances at the Signature, The Squirrels at La Jolla Playhouse, Mary Page Marlowe and Days of Rage at Second Stage, as well as Socrates at The Public.

Gareth Fry, Best Sound Design of a Play
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts 1 & 2

Gareth Fry Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Fry completed the perfect quartet of Tony Awards for Design for Harry Potter. Since then, he has provided the sound design for As You Like It in the West End. He designed the U.K. tour of the Barbershop Chronicles, ahead of its 2019 run at Roundhouse, as well as Alys, Always at London’s Bridge Theatre, Draw Me Close at the Young Vic, CBeebies Presents: Thumbelina, Still No Idea at the Royal Court Theatre, the “Moments of Silence” exhibit at the Imperial Ware Museum, and more. Fry also works with the next generation of sound designers, “running a workshop for Stellar Quines as an introduction to their excellent m*****classes sound design artist development scheme, supporting women looking to move into theatre sound design” in Glasgow, Scotland.

Kai Harada, Best Sound Design of a Musical
The Band’s Visit

Kai Harada Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The sound designer opened a new Broadway show just months after his Tony win with Broadway’s Head Over Heels. He designed for the Kennedy Center’s limited run of Little Shop of Horrors starring Megan Hilty and Josh Radner as well as its productions of The Music Man starring Jessie Mueller and Norm Lewis and The Who’s Tommy starring Casey Cott and Mandy Gonzalez. Harada also worked on the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Benny & Joon, the Center Theater Group production of Soft Power (which comes to The Public this fall), the Seattle production of Marie, Dancing Still (a.k.a. Little Dancer), and The Public's upcoming production of Disney’s Hercules.

Justin Peck, Best Choreography

Justin Peck Joseph Marzullo/WENN

As resident choreographer of the New York City Ballet, Peck has been busy traveling the country mounting ballets. NYCB’s upcoming 2019–2020 season will feature a world premiere work from Peck with a score by Nico Muhly. Peck is currently choreographing the film remake of West Side Story for Steven Spielberg.

Jamshied Sharifi, Best Orchestrations
The Band’s Visit

Jamshied Sharifi Joseph Marzullo/WENN

An accomplished musician and orchestrator, Sharifi has composed arrangements for the Montreal Symphony and National Symphony. Since winning for The Band’s Visit, Sharifi has been working on new orchestrations for the musical version of Monsoon Wedding and producing records for Pharaoh’s Daughter and Mirabai Ceiba.

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