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The Tony Awards: List Of Winners

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Big winners tonight included "Memphis," which won for Best Musical and "Red," which won five Tonys including Best Play. Hollywood stars were big winners this year - Denzel Washington, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Scarlet Johansson all took home awards.

Also, as The New York Times notes, it was the first time in Tony history that black performers won best actor and best actress (Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in “Fences”) in a play for the same theater season. 

Sean Hayes managed to poke fun at the Newsweek controversy of last month by kissing Kristin Chenoweth on stage for a prolonged amount of time. He quipped afterward: "I know what you're thinking...she's too short for me."

Full list of winners AFTER THE JUMP.

BEST PLAY: "Red."
BEST MUSICAL: "Memphis."
BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL: "Memphis."
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSIC AND/OR LYRICS) WRITTEN FOR THE THEATER: "Memphis."
BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY: "Fences."
BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL: "La Cage aux Folles."
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY: Denzel Washington, "Fences."
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY: Viola Davis, "Fences."
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL: Douglas Hodge, "La Cage aux Folles."
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL: Catherine Zeta-Jones, "A Little Night Music."
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY: Eddie Redmayne, "Red."
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY: Scarlett Johansson, "A View From the Bridge."
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL: Levi Kreis, "Million Dollar Quartet."
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL: Katie Finneran, "Promises, Promises."
BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY: Michael Grandage, "Red."
BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL: Terry Johnson, "La Cage aux Folles."
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY: Bill T. Jones, "Fela!"
BEST ORCHESTRATIONS: Daryl Waters and David Bryan, "Memphis."
BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY: Christopher Oram, "Red."
BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL: Christine Jones, "American Idiot."
BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY: Catherine Zuber, "The Royal Family."
BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL: Marina Draghici, "Fela!"
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY: Neil Austin, "Red."
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL: Kevin Adams, "American Idiot."
BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A PLAY: Adam Cork, "Red."
BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A MUSICAL: Robert Kaplowitz, "Fela!"
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SPECIAL TONY AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE THEATER: Alan Ayckbourn and Marian Seldes.
REGIONAL THEATER TONY AWARD: The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Waterford, Conn.
ISABELLE STEVENSON AWARD: David Hyde Pierce.
TONY HONORS FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE THEATER: B.H. Barry and Tim Viola.

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  1. No one else notice when Douglas Hodge and the La Cage cast performed, Hodge went in the audience to have some fun, but when he went to sit on Will Smith's lap, Smith got somewhat paranoid, said something and pushed Hodge away?

    Overall, the show was OK, but not as good as last year. It was the sound, especially in the opening, and overall direction (camera work was atrocious). They let the actresses who won babble on and on (didn't think Scarlett Johansson was ever going to shut up at the beginning), then towards the end, with the major production awards, the producers to La Cage were cut off - possibly by accident.

    Sean Hayes IMHO did a wonderful job, except at the end where he appeared unsure of what was happening at closing. I put that blame on the director.

    Posted by: CB | Jun 14, 2010 3:27:22 AM


  2. HooRay 4 Levi

    Posted by: ryan | Jun 14, 2010 4:57:05 AM


  3. There were too many Hollywood people at the Tonys. Doesn’t Broadway have any non-Hollywood stars to showcase? Like real actors? WTF were the Pinket/Smiths doing there in the front row and presenting also? Those two have no talent other than marketing them selves and Scientology.

    Posted by: GGREEN | Jun 14, 2010 7:13:23 AM


  4. CB - I think you missed the joke - Hodge started to sit on Smith's lap but jumped up as though Smith had an erection. Very funny.

    Posted by: MB | Jun 14, 2010 8:58:46 AM


  5. MB, you may be right. Maybe his rumored homophobia has me thinking otherwise. Here is the clip I found...around the 2:30 mark..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTfoGl6r_Pg

    Posted by: CB | Jun 14, 2010 9:29:50 AM


  6. I shouldn't say this, but I am surprised that American Idiot didn't get more awards and praise. Not to be a bitch, but the whole concept was fresh and intelligent and deep...creating a whole new generation of theater goers, like RENT. It deserved a little more recognition in my opinion. And what about Hamlet...Jude Law's Hamlet was amazing...simply amazing. And last time I was in New York we saw a fantastic play called "The Understudy" no props for that one either. I just don't understand these award shows. I mean, a "little Night Music" how many times has that been done? Seriously. Just my opinion, but if it wasn't for RENT and shows like Wicked, Billy Elliot, Avenue Q...people would give a shit about Broadway theater. Course one of the best pieces ever written "Taboo" was closed before it even gained...just because it was a little controversial. ugh!!

    Posted by: Paul | Jun 14, 2010 9:47:04 AM


  7. @GGREEN Will and Jada were there as the $$$ behind "Fela!" if I'm not mistaken. Sort of an Oprah ---> Color Purple thing?

    Posted by: Adam | Jun 14, 2010 10:10:28 AM


  8. Ugh, please somebody tell me Catherine Zeta-Jones is better in the musical than she was in her performance last night.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Jun 14, 2010 10:12:37 AM


  9. Catherine Zeta-Jones has been very, very ill and missed most performances in the last week. She lost her voice and it's not 100 percent there yet (which she acknowledged in her speech).

    Posted by: JoshEV | Jun 14, 2010 10:45:21 AM


  10. @Paul, A Little Night Music has never been revived on Broadway since its original 1973 production. Unfortunately, this awful revival was not the way to do it.

    Catherine Zeta Jones was so miscast. As was everyone else in the show, including Angela Lansbury. Trevor Nunn turned a perfect musical into the most boring piece of synthesized crap ever.

    I'm hoping Bernadette Peters will inject some actual Sondheim knowhow into the production when she takes over for Zeta Jones. Unfortunately Elaine Stritch (???!!!!) is cast as Mme. Armfeldt.

    Posted by: Alejandro | Jun 14, 2010 12:14:50 PM


  11. miss murder she wrote won????angela lansbury

    Posted by: sal | Jun 14, 2010 1:16:08 PM


  12. What the fuck were Joe Camel and Trash-a Not-Even-Close-to-Fierce doing in the front row? Their asses weren't even up for awards.

    The show was a little too Hollywood for me. I liked it better when the Tonys showcases REAL talent, people who worked the boards for a living, not Hollywood whores desperately attempting to prove that they're more than just box office gold.

    Posted by: Alex Sarmiento | Jun 14, 2010 7:06:52 PM


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