The Tony Awards

With celebrities and Tony Award nominees gracing the Red Carpet with all that glitters and sparkles, it was definitely more than just the neon lights of Broadway that lit up New York City last night. And it’s no surprise, especially when you have Vogue Editor of Chief Anna Wintour at the helm giving the Red Carpet a little face lift, after declaring the 2014 Red Carpet event a fashion disaster.

However, it was the Tony Award winners that reign supreme. Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth co-hosted the 69th annual Tony Awards last night, and The Red Carpet event was live streamed, and the Tony Awards aired on CBS from Radio City Music Hall. I think it is now safe to say that the Drama Desk Award that took place just a week ago was a good barometer for last night winners.

However, I think many were surprise that the musical “Fun Home” walked away the big winner last night, triumphing over the presumed favorite “An American in Paris” for best musical. In addition history was made last night, the first female writing team (Fun Home) won in their categories. And Last but not least, Kelli O’Hare finally broke her losing streak and won best leading actress in a musical for The King and I. So Broadway lovers, the moment we all have waited for has come and gone, leaving us with the excitement of what is yet to come next year. The full list of winners below:

Best Musical:
Fun Home


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Michael Cerveris
Fun Home
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Kelli O’Hara
The King and I

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Alex Sharp
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


Best Revival of a Musical
The King and I
Best Revival of a Play
Skylight

Best Play
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Ruthie Ann Miles, The King and I
Best Direction of a Play
Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Best Direction of a Musical
Sam Gold, Fun Home
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Annaleigh Ashford, You Can’t Take It with You

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Christian Borle, Something Rotten!

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Richard McCabe, The Audience
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Helen Mirren, The Audience

Best Book of a Musical
Fun Home
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Fun Home
Best Scenic Design of a Play
Bunny Christie and Finn Ross, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Bob Crowley and 59 Productions, An American in Paris
Best Costume Design of a Play
Christopher Oram, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Catherine Zuber, The King and I
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Paule Constable, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Natasha Katz, An American in Paris
Best Choreography
Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris
Best Orchestrations
Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky, Bill Elliott, An American in Paris
Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories:
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre:
Special Tony Award:
John Cameron Mitchell
Regional Theatre Tony Award:
Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, Ohio
Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award:
Stephen Schwartz
Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre:
Arnold Abramson
Adrian Bryan-Brown
Gene O’Donovan

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