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Antiguan-American producer makes Broadway history with double Tony wins

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by Samantha Simon (Antigua Observer) Lamar Richardson, the son of Antiguans Victor and Yvette Richardson, had an incredible night at the 77th annual Tony Awards, becoming the youngest Black producer ever to win two Tonys in the same year.

At just 31 years old, Richardson took home the awards for Best Revival of a Play for ‘Appropriate’ and Best Revival of a Musical for ‘Merrily We Roll Along’.

“It really hasn’t hit me yet,” Richardson said in an interview after his wins.

“I’ve had such a busy day…it’s just so overwhelming, I’m so grateful.”

He thanked God for his success, reflecting on his journey “from the heights I started at to where I am now”.

‘Appropriate’, a searing family drama by Black playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, was a major winner, also earning Tonys for Leading Actress in a Play, Lighting Design of a Play, and several nominations.

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