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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

 

Full List of 2012 Tony Award Winners or ’50 Shades of Gay’ – Neil Patrick Harris

 

“Welcome to the 66th annual Tony Awards, or as we like to call it, 50 Shades of Gay,”Neil Patrick Harris

 

 

 

The Tony awards are always a lively affair and this year’s show was no exception. Hosted again by Neil Patrick Harris, he provided many musical moments, opening the show with number on life in the theater and descending from the ceiling like Spider-man. Once, based on the 2006 indie movie, took home the most trophies with 8, while Newsies, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Porgy & Bess took home top honors as well. The show had some great performances, but I have to say the one from Ghost was terrifying, and not in a good way.

Here are all of the winners!

 

Play
“Clybourne Park,” Bruce Norris

Musical
“Once”

Revival of a Play
“Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

Revival of a Musical
“The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”

Book of a Musical
“Once,” Enda Walsh

Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater
“Newsies,” music: Alan Menken; lyrics: Jack Feldman

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
James Corden, “One Man, Two Guvnors”

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Nina Arianda, “Venus in Fur”

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Steve Kazee, “Once”

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Audra McDonald, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”

Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Christian Borle,
 “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Judith Light, “Other Desert Cities”

Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Michael McGrath, “Nice Work If You Can Get It”

Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Judy Kaye, “Nice Work If You Can Get It”

Scenic Design of a Play
Donyale Werle, “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Scenic Design of a Musical
Bob Crowley, “Once”

Costume Design of a Play
Paloma Young, “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Costume Design of a Musical
Gregg Barnes, “Follies”

Lighting Design of a Play
Jeff Croiter, “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Lighting Design of a Musical
Natasha Katz, “Once”

Sound Design of a Play
Darron L. West, “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Sound Design of a Musical
Clive Goodwin, “Once”

Choreography
Christopher Gattelli, “Newsies”

Direction of a Play
Mike Nichols, “Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman”

Direction of a Musical
John Tiffany, “Once”

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 Assn.
Hugh Jackman

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

Tony Awards 2011 Winners – ‘Book of Mormon’ SCORES

Neil Patrick Harris and some sailors!

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The 65th Annual Tony Awards proved to be one of the better awards shows this year. Host Neil Patrick Harris killed it with his opening number, and his duet with “rival” Hugh Jackman, “if you’re the bottom, I’m the tops!” **WinkWinkNudgeNudge**

There were also performances by the casts of Spiderman:Turn Of The Dark, Memphis and the best number of the night, Priscilla, Queen of The Desert’s cast performing “It’s Raining Men“.

The Book of Mormon, Matt Stone and Trey Parker

The most awards went to Trey Parker and Matt Stone’sThe Book of Mormon“, which took home the top honor. Here are the rest of the winners!

Best Play
War Horse

Best Musical

The Book of Mormon

Best Book of a Musical
The Book of Mormon

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

The Book of Mormon

Best Revival of a Play
The Normal Heart

Best Revival of a Musical
Anything Goes

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Mark Rylance, Jerusalem

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Frances McDormand, Good People

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Norbert Leo Butz, Catch Me If You Can

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Sutton Foster, Anything Goes

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
John Benjamin Hickey, The Normal Heart

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Ellen Barkin, The Normal Heart

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
John Larroquette, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Nikki M. James, The Book of Mormon

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Rae Smith, War Horse

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Scott Pask, The Book of Mormon

Best Costume Design of a Play
Desmond Heeley, The Importance of Being Earnest

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner, Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Paule Constable, War Horse

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Brian MacDevitt, The Book of Mormon

Best Sound Design of a Play
Christopher Shutt, War Horse

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Brian Ronan, The Book of Mormon

Best Direction of a Play
Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, War Horse

Best Direction of a Musical
Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, The Book of Mormon

Best Choreography
Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes

Best Orchestrations
Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus, The Book of Mormon

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Athol Fugard
Philip J. Smith

Regional Theatre Tony Award

Lookingglass Theatre Company (Chicago, Ill.)

Isabelle Stevenson Award
Eve Ensler

Special Tony Award
Handspring Puppet Company

Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre
William Berloni
The Drama Book Shop
Sharon Jensen and Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts