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The 2014 Tony Awards – Full List of Winners

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Broadway’s biggest night was full of great performances and emotional speeches. The 68th Annual Tony Awards were hosted by Hugh Jackman this year, who kicked off the show by hopping for 4 minutes straight. A little homage to the “Street Dance” sequence from the film ‘Small Town Girl.’

When he finally made it to the stage, he was joined by the cast of After Midnight,’ which featured Dule HillPatti LaBelleFantasia Barrino and Gladys Knight.

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Gladys Knight, Fantasia & Patti LaBelle

Other big performances included James Monroe Inglehart‘s jumping genie in ‘Aladdin,’ the cast ofLes Miserables performing Do You Hear the People Sing,” Idina Menzel belting her out on If/Then and boxers in the ring for Rocky.” I’m sure a lot of people didn’t think a boxing movie would translate well for the stage, but it looked pretty cool.

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Andy Karl & Terence Archie

A Raisin in The Sun and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder took home some of the biggest awards, while Audra McDonald gave an emotional speech after she won her sixth Tony. She has one for all four of the acting categories, no big deal! Here are the other winners!

Best Musical: “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”

Best Leading Actress in a Musical: Jessie Mueller, “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical”

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Best Leading Actor in a Play: Bryan Cranston, “All the Way”

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Audra McDonald Winning Her 6th Tony Award

Best Leading Actress in a Play: Audra McDonald, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”

Best Featured Actor in a Play: Mark Rylance, “Twelfth Night”

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Lisa O’Hare, Bryce Pinkham & Lauren Worsham

Best Featured Actress in a Musical: Lena Hall, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”

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Best Leading Actor in a Musical: Neil Patrick Harris, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”

Best Play: “All the Way”

Best Revival of a Play: “A Raisin in the Sun”

Best Revival of a Musical: “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”

Best Lighting Design of a Play: Natasha Katz, “The Glass Menagerie”

Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Kevin Adams, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”

Best Costume Design of a Play: Jenny Tiramani, “Twelfth Night”

Best Costume Design of a Musical: Linda Cho, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”

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Sophie Okonedo

Best Featured Actress in a Play: Sophie Okonedo, “A Raisin in the Sun”

Best Choreography: Warren Carlyle, “After Midnight”

Best Featured Actor in a Musical: James Monroe Iglehart, “Aladdin”

Best Score: Jason Robert Brown, “The Bridges of Madison County”

Best Director of a Play: Kenny Leon, “A Raisin in the Sun”

Best Director of a Musical: Darko Tresnjak, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”

Best Book of a Musical: Robert L. Freedman, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”

Best Orchestrations: Jason Robert Brown, “The Bridges of Madison County”

Best Scenic Design of a Play: Beowulf Boritt, “Act One”

Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Christopher Barreca, “Rocky”

Best Sound Design of a Play: Steve Canyon Kennedy, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”

Best Sound Design of a Musical: Brian Ronan, “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater: Costume designer Jane Greenwood

Isabelle Stevenson Award: Rosie O’Donnell

Best Moments From The 2013 Tony Awards; Full List Of Winners

Photos: CBS

The 67th Annual Tony Awards aired live on CBS with Neil Patrick Harris taking his fourth turn as host. He opened the show by appearing in the pub scene from ‘Once,’ then going into a medley of hits from the best shows on Broadway.

Harris joined Andrew RannellsMegan Hilty and Laura Benanti to sing about the woes of being a Broadway star with a cancelled TV show.

 

There were a number of big performances, the best of which came from top trophy winners ‘Kinky Boots’ and ‘Pippin.’ One of the best additions of this year’s show was having cast members of older shows introduce the performances.

So we got a gang of Spider-menSimba and his crew, and the kids from ‘Newsies’ introducing the musical numbers, it was pretty cool.

Cyndi Lauper, who won the award for ‘Best Score,’ was on hand for the In Memoriam singing her hit “True Colors.”

The always lovely Cicely Tyson won for ‘Best Leading Actress’ and gave a heartfelt speech that was threatened with being cut short, but she wrapped it up in an incredibly gracious way.

The night ended with NPH doing a Broadway version of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys‘ ‘Empire State of Mind’ with Audra McDonald. I’m never really here for Neil, but the ending with that epic mic drop was awesome.


Here are all the winners! 

Best Musical
Kinky Boots

Best Book of a Musical
Matilda: The Musical

Best Play
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Best Revival of a Musical
Pippin

Best Revival of a Play
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Tracy Letts, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Billy Porter, Kinky Boots

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Patina Miller, Pippin

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Courtney B. VanceLucky Guy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Judith Light, The Assembled Parties

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Gabriel Ebert, Matilda: The Musical

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Andrea Martin, Pippin

Best Direction of a Play
Pam MacKinnonWho’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Best Direction of a Musical
Diane Paulus, Pippin

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater
Kinky Boots
, music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper

Best Scenic Design of a Play
John Lee Beatty, The Nance

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Rob Howell, Matilda: The Musical

Best Costume Design of a Play
Ann Roth, The Nance

Best Costume Design of a Musical
William Ivey Long, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, Lucky Guy

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Kenneth Posner, Kinky Boots

Best Sound Design of a Play
Leon Rothenberg, The Nance

Best Sound Design of a Musical
John Shivers, Kinky Boots

Best Choreography
Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots

Best Orchestrations
Stephen Oremus, Kinky Boots

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Bernard Gersten

Paul Libin
Ming Cho Lee

Regional Theatre Award
Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, M.A.

Isabelle Stevenson Award
Larry Kramer

Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre
Career Transition for Dancers

William Craver
Peter Lawrence
The Lost Colony
The four actresses who created the title role of Matilda the Musical on Broadway: Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro

 

Celebrity Halloween Costumes: Best and Worst

Clearly there is no better costume photo from Hollywoodland than Neil Patrick Harris and his fiancé David Burtka, and their two children, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace dressed in their finest Wizard of Oz get-ups.  Seriously. Stinkin’. Cute. Obviously, this is the winner, right?

And, no.  I’m not going to post pictures of the gotdamn Kardashian fame-whores with Kanye all dressed as characters from the Batman films.  No, and hell no.  But fuck me if those idiots were outdone for Worst Costume by none other than everyone’s favorite asshole, Chris Brown.

Yep–it’s exactly what you think it is…

via TMZ:

“For a guy with a history of violence against women … a penchant for destruction … and an explosive temper … it’s no surprise Chris Brown decided to be a Taliban fighter for Halloween.

Brown — sporting a string of fake bullets across his chest — rolled over to Greystone Manor last night … to attend West Hollywood’s biggest Hollywood party … hosted by Rihanna.

Other famous in attendance … Flo Rida, Paris Hilton and U.S. Olympic team superstar Lindsey Vonn … but they all had better costumes.”

We were also treated to this dumb-shit of a Tweet by this dumb shit.

via Chris Brown Twitter

 

Chris Brown dressed as a Taliban terrorist with his friends.

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