Joaquina Kalukango wins best leading actress in a musical for ‘Paradise Square.’

Joaquina Kalukango, who plays a resilient Civil War-era bar owner in “Paradise Square,” won the Tony for best leading actress in a musical.

The show is Kalukango’s first top billing in a Broadway musical, and the award is her first Tony. Her star turn came in “Slave Play,” which earned her a Tony nomination in last year’s awards show.

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