David Hyde Pierce came out publicly last week, just in time to be able to thank his partner at the Tony Awards. In an unexpected win, the three-time Emmy Award winner took home his first Tony for his role as Lieutenant Frank Cioffi in Curtains, beating out favorite Raul Esparza.
Hyde Pierce noted his significant other at the end of his acceptance speech, joking: “My partner Brian – cause it’s 24 years of listening to your damn notes. That’s why I’m up here tonight.”
A full list of Tony Award winners follows after the jump…
Full List of Tony Award winners…
Spring Awakening – best musical, score, book of a musical (Steven Sater), director of a musical (Michael Mayer), featured actor of a musical (John Gallagher Junior), lighting design of a musical (Kevin Adams), choreography (Bill T Jones), and orchestrations (Duncan Sheik).
The Coast of Utopia – best play, director of a play (Jack O’Brien), featured actor of a play (Billy Crudup), featured actress of a play (Jennifer Ehle), scenic design of a play (Bob Crowley and Scott Pask), costumes of a play (Catherine Zuber), and lighting design of a play (Brian MacDevitt, Kenneth Posner and Natasha Katz).
Grey Gardens – best actress of a musical (Christine Ebersole), featured actress of a musical (Mary Louise Wilson), costumes of a musical (William Ivey Long).
Curtains – best actor of a musical (David Hyde Pierce).
Company – best revival of a musical.
Frost/Nixon – best actor of a play (Frank Langella).
The Little Dog Laughed – best actress of a play (Julie White).
Mary Poppins – best scenic design of a musical (Bob Crowley).
Journey’s End – best revival of a play.
Jay Johnson: The Two and Only – best special theatrical event.
Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia – Regional Theatre Tony Award.
(via Times Online)