Daniel Radcliffe Wins Tony Award for “Merrily We Roll Along”

After a substantial career on both stage and screen, Daniel Radcliffe has won his first major award. The actor who portrayed Harry Potter himself has received the 2024 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his role as writer Charley Kringas in the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, directed by Maria Friedman.

In his acceptance speech, he called his time in the show “one of the best experiences of my life” and thanked everyone who makes the show happen on and off stage, as well as his agent; dresser; singing teacher; parents, who played Sondheim music in the car; and partner, Erin Darke, with whom he has a son born in 2023.



Merrily We Roll Along is running at the Hudson Theatre until July 7. It received seven Tony nominations and won four, including the awards for Best Orchestrations and Best Revival of a Musical, which was accepted by producer Sonia Friedman, who also produced Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Earlier in the broadcast, Radcliffe performed “Old Friends” from Merrily with his costars Jonathan Groff – who won Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical – and Lindsay Mendez – who was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical. This was Radcliffe’s fifth Broadway show and first Tony nomination. In 2023, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role as Weird Al Yankovic in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.

Fantastic Beasts star Eddie Redmayne was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club and performed the opening number, “Wilkommen.”

Albus Dumbledore actor Michael Gambon, who died in 2023, was featured in the In Memoriam.

Congratulations to all members of the Wizarding World community honored at the 77th annual Tony Awards!

Laurie Beckoff

My Harry Potter journey began in 2000 when I was six and continued through a bachelor's thesis and master's dissertation on medievalism in the series. I'm a Gryffindor from New York City with a passion for theatre, fantasy, Arthurian legend, and science fiction.