Monday, June 11, 2007

61st Annual Tony Awards, Radio City Music Hall, June 10, 2007

Broadway's version of The Academy Awards took place at Radio City Music Hall. I haven't had the opportunity to see much theater these days but I was hoping Christine Ebersol was going to win for "Grey Gardens" which she did.
Here is a list of all the winners:

Best musical accolades went to "Spring Awakening," winning eight awards, while "The Coast of Utopia" won seven in the best play category.

"Journey's End" won for best revival of a play and "Company" won for best revival of a musical.

David Hyde Pierce took home best actor in a musical for his work in "Curtains" and Frank Langella won for best actor in a play for his performance as former President Richard Nixon in "Frost/Nixon."

Julie White won for best actress in a play for "The Little Dog Laughed."

The 2007 Tony Award winners:

Musical: "Spring Awakening"

Play: "The Coast of Utopia"

Actor (Musical): David Hyde Pierce, "Curtains"

Actress (Musical): Christine Ebersole, "Grey Gardens"

Actor (Play): Frank Langella, "Frost/Nixon"

Actress (Play): Julie White, "The Little Dog Laughed"

Revival (Musical): "Company"

Revival (Play): "Journey's End"

Direction (Musical): Michael Mayer, "Spring Awakening"

Direction (Play): Jack O'Brien, "The Coast of Utopia"

Featured Actress (Musical): Mary Louise Wilson, "Grey Gardens"

Featured Actor (Musical): John Gallagher Jr., "Spring Awakening"

Featured Actor (Play): Billy Crudup, "The Coast of Utopia"

Featured Actress (Play): Jennifer Ehle, "The Coast of Utopia"

Choreography: Bill T. Jones, "Spring Awakening"

Book (Musical): Steven Sater, "Spring Awakening"

Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics): "Spring Awakening," music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Steven Sater

Orchestrations: Duncan Sheik, "Spring Awakening"

Scenic Design (Play): Bob Crowley and Scott Pask, "The Coast of Utopia"

Scenic Design (Musical): Bob Crowley, "Mary Poppins"

Costume Design (Play): Catherine Zuber, "The Coast of Utopia"

Special Theatrical Event: "Jay Johnson: The Two and Only"

Costume Design (Musical): William Ivey Long, "Grey Gardens"

Lighting Design (Play): Brian MacDevitt, Kenneth Posner and Natasha Katz, "The Coast of Utopia"

Lighting Design (Musical): Kevin Adams, "Spring Awakening"

Regional Theater Tony Award: Alliance Theatre in Atlanta

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."

Other celebrities present and walking the red carpet included Zach Braff, Naomi Watts and her boyfriend Liev Schreiber, Melina Kanakaredes, Marg Helgenberger, Judd Hirsch, Bebe Neuwirth,Christina Applegate, Felicity Huffman, Cynthia Nixon, Anne Heche, Jane Krakowski, Duncan Sheik, Donny Osmond and his son, Hugh Dancy, Marcia Gay Harden, Fantasia (who will hopefully win next year for "The Color Purple" ) Harry Connick Jr, Taye Diggs and his wife Idina Menzel, Jeff Daniels, Robert Sean Leonard, John Mahoney and many, many more.


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