Sonia Friedman Productions is celebrating this morning after last night claiming six wins from the 15 nominations it had garnered in the 2019 TONY Awards.

SFP and co-producer Neal Street Productions picked up 4 awards for The Ferryman while SFP and co-producers The Almeida and Manhattan Theatre Club won two awards for Ink.

Sonia Friedman said:

“I am thrilled that these wonderful productions have been recognised by the TONY voters with these Awards. It has been a privilege to work with all the wonderful creative teams, casts, technical teams and of course our co-producers to bring these productions to Broadway. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate all of this year’s winners.”

For the second year running a play produced by SFP has won the Best New Play and Best Director Awards as Jez Butterworth wins for The Ferryman and Sam Mendes wins the Best Director Award. Last year, SFP’s production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won 6 Tony Awards, including Best New Play and Best Director. Both productions also picked up the awards for those categories in the 2017 and 2018 Olivier Awards.

Sam Mendes said:

“It’s a little bit bonkers trying to make theatre on Broadway – to be dealing with something so fragile in such a rough and tumble environment. But when it works, it’s like nowhere else in the world. So I’m hugely grateful for the embrace New York has given this play and production…I’ve lost count of the times on this job that I’ve counted my lucky stars. And now, again, I’m left to reflect on what a privilege – what an absolute privilege it is – to be able to tell stories for a living.”

Full list of SFP winners:

Best play
The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth

Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a play
Bertie Carvel, Ink

Best scenic design of a play
Rob Howell, The Ferryman

Best costume design of a play
Rob Howell, The Ferryman

Best lighting design of a play
Neil Austin, Ink

Best direction of a play
Sam Mendes, The Ferryman