‘MJ,’ Patti LuPone, Jesse Tyler Ferguson win at Tony Awards

NEW YORK (AP) – “MJ,” a bio musical of Michael Jackson stuffed with the King of Pop’s biggest hits, nabbed a three early Tony Awards, as did a gender-switched revival of “Company,” including earning Patti LuPone won the third Tony of her illustrious musical theater career.

LuPone won best featured actress in a musical for her work in the revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company,” and she thanked COVID-19 safety officials in her acceptance speech.

“Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson won the Tony for best featured actor in a play for his work in the revival of “Take Me Out.”