66th Annual Tony Award Winners

credit: The Tony Awards

Sunday night, the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League presented the 66th Annual Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, better known as The Tony Awards. Third time host Neil Patrick Harris presided over the evening from the Beacon Theatre in New York City.
In addition to awards the evening included performances from some of Broadways current musicals: Evita, Follies, Godspell, Ghost The Musical, Newsies, Once and others.  The Tony nominated plays, Peter & The Starcatcher, End Of The Rainbow and One Man, Two Guvnors also performed during the live telecast.
The 11 times-nominated musical, Once, came away the evening’s big winner, leaving with 8 awards.  Peter & The Starcatcher led the plays with 5 wins from its 9 nominations, although Best Play went to Clybourne Park.

Other winners were:

Best Play – Clybourne Park

Best Musical – Once

Best Book of a Musical – Once / Enda Walsh

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre – Newsies / Music:Alan Menken Lyrics:Jack Feldman

Best Revival of a Play – Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

Best Revival of a Musical – The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play – James Corden / One Man, Two Guvnors

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play – Nina Arianda / Venus in Fur

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical – Steve Kazee / Once

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical – Audra McDonald / The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play – Christian Borle / Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play – Judith Light / Other Desert Cities

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical – Michael McGrath / Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical – Judy Kaye / Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Direction of a Play – Mike Nichols / Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

Best Direction of a Musical – John Tiffany / Once

Best Choreography – Christopher Gattelli / Newsies

Best Orchestrations – Martin Lowe / Once

Special Tony Award® for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre – Emanuel Azenberg

Regional Theatre Award – The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.

Isabelle Stevenson Award – Bernadette Peters

Special Tony Award  – Actors’ Equity Association
– Hugh Jackman

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre  – Freddie Gershon
– Artie Siccardi
– TDF Open Doors

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