At the 75th Tony Awards on Sunday, Pulitzer Prize-winning "A Strange Loop" was named best musical, while "

The Lehman Trilogy," an epic narrative about Lehman Brothers' rise and fall, won best play.

Other notable winners: Myles Frost received the award for best actor in a musical for his portrayal of a work-obsessed

Michael Jackson in "MJ." And Joaquina Kalukango won the award for best actress in a musical for her

portrayal of a tough-minded 19th-century tavern owner in "Paradise Square." Frost, who grew up in the Washington suburbs, 

graduated from Thomas S. Wootton High School and made his Broadway debut in "M.J.," addressed his mother, 

Charmayne Strayhorn, who was at the Radio City Music Hall to see her son's triumph. Frost said, his sunglasses perched atop his head

You taught me and showed me what a strong Black woman can be.” As a result, he added, he learned to be a strong Black man.

Simon Russell Beale and Deirdre O'Connell won awards for their performances in "The Lehman Trilogy" and "Dana H

the latter piece in which O'Connell lip-synced to the recording of a woman recounting her kidnapping by

a man she had counseled as a therapist. The character’s voice belonged to the mother of the play’s writer, Lucas Hnath.

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