Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Flipboard 0 www.telegraph.co.uk Taking home the honor of Best Lead Actress in a Musical is Cynthia Erivo for “The Color Purple.” Nominees included: Laura Benanti for “She Loves Me” Carmen Cusack for “Bright Star” Cynthia Erivo for “The Color Purple” (winner) Jessie Mueller for “Waitress” Phillipa Soo for “Hamilton” Though Erivo’s only Broadway credits include “The Color Purple,” she is also a part of the album “Cynthia Erivo and Oliver Tompsett Sing Scott Alan.” With her win, the Tony Awards made history, being that “all four major musical acting categories were won by actors of color,” which also included Daveed Diggs, Leslie Odom Jr. and Renee Elise Goldsberry. And the Tony goes to… @CynthiaEriVo for @BwayColorPurple. #TonyAwards pic.twitter.com/nKLlLsNfyE — The Tony Awards (@TheTonyAwards) June 13, 2016 Oh my GOD!!!! pic.twitter.com/eB57lBM4Xz — Cynthia Erivo (@CynthiaEriVo) June 13, 2016 Cynthia Erivo iS HANDS DOWN THE BEST VOCALIST IVE EVER HEARD MY BODY JUST GAVE OUT OH MY GOD MY BODY WAS NOT AND WILL NEVER BE READY — BroadwayWorld (@BroadwayWorld) June 13, 2016 You're incredible, @CynthiaEriVo #TonyAwards pic.twitter.com/2t0WMMrhJi — People Magazine (@people) June 13, 2016 I accept Cynthia Erivo as my personal lord and savior. — Wesley Taylor (@WesTayTay) June 13, 2016 Previous winners in this category have included Sutton Foster for “Anything Goes,” Idina Menzel for “Wicked” and Bebe Neuwirth for “Chicago.” Twitter Tweet Facebook Share Email This article was written for Business 2 Community by Kane Pepi.Learn how to publish your content on B2C Author: Kane Pepi <p>Kane Pepi is an experienced financial and cryptocurrency writer with over 2,000+ published articles, guides, and market insights in the public domain. Expert niche subjects include asset valuation and analysis, portfolio management, and the prevention of financial crime. Kane is particularly skilled in explaining complex financial topics in a user-friendlyView full profile ›More by this author:VoIP Basics: Everything Beginners Should Know!Bitcoin Investment, Trading & Mining: The Ultimate Guide for BeginnersIs This a Better Way to Set Your 2020 Goals and Resolutions?