Neil Patrick Harris hosted the 2009 Tony Awards last night. Billy Elliot took home 10 Tonys in a largely predictable show. Here are the winners in the main categories:
Best Play- God of Carnage
Best Musical- Billy Elliot, The Musical
Best Revival of a Play- The Norman Conquests
Best Revival of a Musical- Hair
Best Actor in a Play- Geoffrey Rush, Exit the King
Best Actress in a Play- Marcia Gay Harden, God of Carnage
Best Actor in a Musical- David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, Kiril Kulish (Three actors all playing the same character) Billy Elliot, The Musical
Best Actress in a Musical- Alice Ripley, Next to Normal
Best Featured Actor in a Play- Roger Robinson, Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Best Featured Actress in a Play- Angela Lansbury, Blithe Spirit
Best Featured Actor in a Musical- Gregory Jbara, Billy Elliot, The Musical
Best Featured Actress in a Musical- Karen Olivo, West Side Story
Best Director of a Play- Matthew Marchus, God of Carnage
Best Director of a Musical- Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot, The Musical
Best Choreography- Peter Darling, Billy Elliot The Musical
Best Book of a Musical- Billy Elliot, The Musical
Best Original Score- Next to Normal
Clips after the jump of Poison frontman Bret Michaels' near-beheading, as well as Neil Patrick Harris' excellent closing number, and the show's opening number, which Harris called the most expensive (and perhaps gayest) number the Tonys has ever produced and featured Liza Minnelli, Dolly Parton, and Elton John.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP…
Bret Michaels' near-decapitation (happens about :08 seconds into the clip below) as the set piece comes down.
Neil Patrick Harris' closing number:
Tonys opening number:
Watch more numbers from the show here.