Sunday night, the American Theatre Wing’s 68th Tony Awards were presented at Radio City Music Hall in New York City to the best and brightest of the 2013-14 Broadway season. Hosted, for the 4th time, by Hugh Jackman who got the the show off to a bouncing start along with Fantasia, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight and the cast of After Midnight.
Throughout the night, the talented Jackman kept the show lively and light with his witty banter and singing and dancing including a Music Man rap with special guests LL Cool J and T.I..
Other performances during the presentation included; Idina Menzel from If/Then, Neil Patrick Harris with the cast of Hedwig & The Angry Inch, Alan Cumming with the cast of Cabaret, Sutton Foster with the Violet cast also performing were the ensemble casts of Les Miserables, Aladdin, Rocky, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bullets Over Broadway
Leading the nominations on the night was A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder with 10 nods, followed by Hedwig & The Angry Inch with 8 nominations. At the end of the night, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, and Hedwig & TheAngry Inch each came away with the 4 Tony Awards.
The main awards went to:
Best Play – All The Way
Best Musical – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Best Revival of a Play – A Raisin In The Sun
Best Revival of a Musical – Hedwig & The Angry Inch
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play – Brian Cranston as Lyndon B Johnson in All The Way
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play – Audra McDonald as Billy Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (a record 6th win)
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical – Neil Patrick Harris as Hedwig in Hedwig & The Angry Inch
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical – Jessie Mueller as Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play – Mark Rylance as Olivia in Twelfth Night
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play – Sophie Okonedo as Ruth Younger in A Raisin In The Sun
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical – Lena Hall as Yitzhak in Hedwig & The Angry Inch
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical – James Monroe Igleheart as The Genie in Aladdin
Best Direction of a Play – Kenny Leon for A Raisin In The Sun
Best Direction of a Musical – Darko Tresnjak for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Other technical awards were presented during the evening and special awards were also presented. Rosie O’Donnell received the Isabelle Stephenson Award for her Rosie’s Kids Program, committed to arts education in New York City. The Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement went to costumer Jane Greenwood who has worked on 125 Broadway shows during her career.
For the full list of winners and peaks behind the scenes visit tonyawards.com