The Broadway musical that Jay- Z helped produce “Fela !” won three Tony Awards at last night’s televised ceremony. The play received 11 nominations in total including a nod for Best Musical and Best Leading Actor in a Musical. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith also served as producers of the musical.
The three categories in which the musical won awards in were for Best Sound Design of a Musical, Best Choreography, and Best Costume Design of a Musical.
Fela is a musical based on the events in the life of Nigerian composer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti, depicting Kuti as the target of 1,000 soldiers determined to put an end to his public performances at a legendary nightclub. The play opened on Broadway on November 23, 2009.
Both Jay-Z and Beyonce as well as Will and Jada Pinkett Smith were present at last night’s Tony Award ceremony.