The 2016 Tony Awards marked the first time all four musical acting awards were won by black actors. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
The Broadway season that sparked the hashtag #TonysSoDiverse was the most diverse season in a decade. The 2015-2016 Broadway season, which included the opening of “Hamilton,” saw 36% of all Broadway roles going to minority actors, according to a newly released report from the Asian American Performers Coalition. However, while Broadway saw a more diverse season, including an upswing in nontraditional casting, there are still large disparities, particularly with Broadway plays and Asian-American representation. In the past several years, New York stages, which includes Off Broadway and Broadway, have been growing increasingly diverse, with the number of minority actors hitting…

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