Sunday, June 07, 2009

And The Tony Goes To...

And The Tony Goes To...

Moments ago, the American Theatre Wing and Broadway League's 63rd Annual Tony Awards hosted by Neil Patrick Harris became history!

Billy Elliot - The Musical was the evening's biggest winner, including for Best Musical, but God Of Carnage had a great night among new dramatic works, winning Best Play. And my personal favorite show of the year The Norman Conquests earned Best Revival of a Play ... in prime time! And Hair won Best Revival of a Musical as it should have.


Here are all the nominees and winners:


Best Play
Dividing The Estate - Horton Foote, Author
God Of Carnage - Yasmine Reza, Author **Winner**
reasons to be pretty - Neil LaBute, Author
33 Variations - Moises Kaufman, Author

Best Musical
Billy Elliot - The Musical **Winner**
next to normal
Rock Of Ages
Shrek The Musical

Best Book of a Musical
Billy Elliot - The Musical - Lee Hall **Winner**
next to normal - Brian Yorkey
Shrek The Musical - David Lindsay-Abaire
[title of show] - Hunter Bell

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Billy Elliot - The Musical - Music: Elton John, Lyrics: Lee Hall
next to normal - Music: Tom Kitt, Lyrics: Brian Yorkey ** Winner**
9 To 5 -The Musical - Music & Lyrics: Dolly Parton
Shrek The Musical - Music: Jeanine Tesori, Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire

Best Revival of a Play
Joe Turner's Come And Gone
Mary Stuart
The Norman Conquests **Winner**
Waiting For Godot

Best Revival of a Musical
Guys And Dolls
Hair **Winner**
Pal Joey
West Side Story

Best Special Theatrical Event
Liza's At The Palace **Winner**
Slava's Snowshow
Soul Of Shaolin
You're Welcome America. A Final Night With George W Bush

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
Jeff Daniels - God Of Carnage
Raúl Esparza - Speed-The-Plow
James Gandolfini - God Of Carnage
Geoffrey Rush - Exit The King **Winner**
Thomas Sadoski - reasons to be pretty

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Hope Davis - God Of Carnage
Jane Fonda - 33 Variations
Marcia Gay Harden - God Of Carnage **Winner**
Janet McTeer - Mary Stuart
Harriet Walter - Mary Stuart

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, and Kiril Kulish - Billy Elliot - The Musical **Winners**
Gavin Creel - Hair
Brian d'Arcy James - Shrek The Musical
Constantine Maroulis - Rock Of Ages
J. Robert Spencer - next to normal

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Stockard Channing - Pal Joey
Sutton Foster - Shrek The Musical
Allison Janney - 9 To 5 - The Musical
Alice Ripley - next to normal **Winner**
Josefina Scaglione - West Side Story

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
John Glover - Waiting For Godot
Zach Grenier - 33 Variations
Stephen Mangan - The Norman Conquests
Paul Ritter - The Norman Conquests
Roger Robinson - Joe Turner's Come And Gone **Winner**

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Hallie Foote - Dividing The Estate
Jessica Hynes - The Norman Conquests
Marin Ireland - reasons to be pretty
Angela Lansbury - Blithe Spirit **Winner**
Amanda Root - The Norman Conquests

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
David Bologna - Billy Elliot - The Musical
Gregory Jbara - Billy Elliot - The Musical **Winner**
Marc Kudisch - 9 To 5 - The Musical
Christopher Sieber - Shrek The Musical
Will Swenson - Hair

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Jennifer Damiano - next to normal
Haydn Gwynne - Billy Elliot - The Musical
Karen Olivo - West Side Story **Winner**
Martha Plimpton- Pal Joey
Carole Shelley - Billy Elliot - The Musical

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Robert Brill - Guys And Dolls
Ian MacNeil - Billy Elliot - The Musical **Winner**
Scott Pask - Pal Joey
Mark Wendland - next to normal

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Dale Ferguson - Exit The King
Rob Howell - The Norman Conquests
Derek McLane - 33 Variations **Winner**
Michael Yeargan - Joe Turner's Come And Gone

Best Costume Design of a Play
Dale Ferguson - Exit The King
Jane Greenwood - Waiting For Godot
Martin Pakledinaz - Blithe Spirit
Anthony Ward - Mary Stuart **Winner**

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Gregory Gale - Rock Of Ages
Nicky Gillibrand - Billy Elliot - The Musical
Tim Hatley - Shrek The Musical **Winner**
Michael McDonald - Hair

Best Lighting Design of a Play
David Hersey - Equus
David Lander - 33 Variations
Brian MacDevitt - Joe Turner's Come And Gone **Winner**
Hugh Vanstone - Mary Stuart

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Kevin Adams - Hair
Kevin Adams - next to normal
Howell Binkley - West Side Story
Rick Fisher - Billy Elliot - The Musical **Winner**

Best Sound Design of a Play
Paul Arditti - Mary Stuart
Gregory Clarke - Equus **Winner**
Russell Goldsmith - Exit The King
Scott Lehrer and Leon Rothenberg - Joe Turner's Come And Gone

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Acme Sound Partners - Hair
Paul Arditti - Billy Elliot - The Musical **Winner**
Peter Hylenski - Rock Of Ages
Brian Ronan - next to normal

Best Direction of a Play
Phyllida Lloyd - Mary Stuart
Bartlett Sher - Joe Turner's Come And Gone
Matthew Warchus - God Of Carnage **Winner**
Matthew Warchus - The Norman Conquests

Best Direction of a Musical
Stephen Daldry - Billy Elliot - The Musical **Winner**
Michael Greif - next to normal
Kristin Hanggi - Rock Of Ages
Diane Paulus - Hair

Best Choreography
Karole Armitage - Hair
Andy Blankenbuehler - 9 To 5 - The Musical
Peter Darling - Billy Elliot - The Musical **Winner**
Randy Skinner - Irving Berlin's White Christmas

Best Orchestrations
Larry Blank- Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Martin Koch - Billy Elliot - The Musical **TIE Winner**
Michael Starobin and Tom Kitt - next to normal **TIE Winner**
Danny Troob and John Clancy - Shrek The Musical

So, dear readers, are you happy with the results? I'll provide my own perspective on the winners and the overlooked tomorrow.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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1 Comments:

At 08 June, 2009, Blogger Aaron Riccio said...

Y'know, I boycotted this TONY awards this year. And I think that I'll be making a regular habit of that. I just don't support most of what's on Broadway, and I rarely support the stuff that actually wins, particularly when it comes to the acting categories.

 

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