Sep 16, 2021
A Christmas Carol Wins Five 2020 Tony Awards®: The Most Awarded Play of the Season
Bradley Whitford to Play Scrooge at Spokane’s First Interstate Center for the Arts
Winning five 2020 Tony Awards – the most of any play and winning every award for which it was nominated – the magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens’ timeless story, A Christmas Carol, adapted by Tony Award winner Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and originally directed and conceived by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus (Matilda), will visit five U.S. cities this holiday season with two simultaneous productions. In the 2020 Tony Award ceremony, presented September 26, 2021, Rob Howell won his fourth and fifth Tony Awards for scenic design and costume design; Hugh Vanstone won his second Tony Award for lighting design; and Christopher Nightingale and Simon Baker won their first Tony Awards, respectively, for the original score and lighting design.
Sweeping all categories in which it was nominated, A Christmas Carol took home Tony Awards for:
- Best Original Score: Christopher Nightingale
- Best Scenic Design of a Play: Rob Howell
- Best Costume Design of a Play: Rob Howell
- Best Lighting Design of a Play: Hugh Vanstone
- Best Sound Design of a Play: Simon Baker
Three-time Emmy Award® winner Bradley Whitford (“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The West Wing,” Get Out, The Post) will star as Ebenezer Scrooge.
BRADLEY WHITFORD (Ebenezer Scrooge in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Spokane and Phoenix) is a classically trained stage actor who gained overnight fame as the sarcastic yet vulnerable Josh Lyman on NBC’s “The West Wing.” One of the few actors working successfully and simultaneously in theater, film and television, Whitford is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents. In 2019, he was awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for his work as Commander Lawrence, the architect of Gilead’s economy, in the third season of Hulu’s Emmy-winning series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” in which he has since been nominated for two additional Primetime Emmy awards for the same role.
Bradley will next be seen in the upcoming movie tick, tick… BOOM!, directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The movie is based on the autobiographical musical by playwright Jonathan Larson. This past year, Bradley starred in multiple films including Greg Barker’s Netflix drama Sergio; IFC’s drama Three Christs with Richard Gere, Peter Dinklage and Julianna Margulies; Todd Robinson’s political drama The Last Full Measure alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer and William Hurt; and the live-action CGI-animated adventure film based on the novel of the same name Call of the Wild. Additionally, Bradley was also seen in Songbird alongside Demi Moore, Craig Robinson, Paul Walter Hauser and Peter Stormare. The film, directed by Adam Mason, follows a courier (immune to the COVID-23 virus) as he races against time to save the woman he loves from a quarantine camp. Bradley also serves as a producer on the documentary Not Going Quiety, which follows the story of Ady Barkan who was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 32 and, fearing rising health care costs in light of the proposed 2018 tax reform, as he heads for Washington as part of a group voicing its concerns. He will also soon begin production for the upcoming film Rosaline, which will be directed by Karen Maine.