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Des Moines Performing Arts Invested Shows Earn Three Tony Award Honors

Monday, June 10, 2019

DES MOINES, IA ― The Broadway League and The American Theatre Wing announced the 2019 Tony Award winners during a televised ceremony Sunday evening (June 9). Des Moines Performing Arts (DMPA) has invested in two winning shows (The Cher Show andAin’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations)as part of the Independent Presenters Network (IPN), a consortium of 40 leading Broadway presenters, theaters and performing arts centers. 

Awards for each show are as follows:

The Cher Show:

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Stephanie J. Block)
  • Best Costume Design of a Musical (Bob Mackie)

 Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations:

  • Best Choreography (Sergio Trujillo)

More information about the Tony Awards and winners can be found at:

About Des Moines Performing Arts

Des Moines Performing Arts is a private not-for-profit organization celebrating 40 seasons of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states on four stages in Des Moines – the Civic Center, the Stoner Theater, the Temple Theater and the newly renovated outdoor space, Cowles Commons. Des Moines Performing Arts is a presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is home to many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. All performances of the Broadway Series are supported by Willis Auto Campus. All performances at the Temple Theater are supported by Prairie Meadows. All performances of the Family Series are supported by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For more information, visit

Des Moines Performing Arts Partnerships: