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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Nikki James was crossing her fingers to win the Tony for Best Actress for her role in 'The Book of Mormon.' And it worked -- she won the award. Nikki James was crossing her fingers to win the Tony for Best Actress for her role in "The Book of Mormon." And it worked -- she won the award. (Abbie Fentress Swanson/WNYC)

The 65th annual Tony Awards were presented at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday night. See a list of the winners and a slideshow from the red carpet below.

Best Play
Nick Stafford's "War Horse"

Best Musical
"The Book of Mormon"

Best Book of a Musical
Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone for “The Book of Mormon”

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics)
Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone  for “The Book of Mormon”

Best Revival of a Play
“The Normal Heart”                      

Best Revival of a Musical
"Anything Goes"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Mark Rylance for his role in “Jerusalem”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Frances McDormand for her role in “Good People”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Norbert Leo Butz for his role in “Catch Me If You Can”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Sutton Foster for her role in “Anything Goes”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
John Benjamin Hickey for his role in “The Normal Heart”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Ellen Barkin for her role in “The Normal Heart”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
John Larroquette for his role in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Nikki M. James for her role in “The Book of Mormon”

Best Direction of a Play
Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris Winner for “War Horse”

Best Direction of a Musical
Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker Winner for “The Book of Mormon”           

Best Choreography
Kathleen Marshall for “Anything Goes”

Best Orchestrations
Larry Hochman & Stephen Oremus for “The Book of Mormon”

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Rae Smith Winner for “War Horse”

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Scott Pask Winner for “The Book of Mormon”          

Best Costume Design of a Play
Desmond Heeley for “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner Winner for “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Paule Constable for “War Horse”

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Brian MacDevitt for “The Book of Mormon”

Best Sound Design of a Play
Christopher Shutt Winner for “War Horse”

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Brian Ronan for “The Book of Mormon”

Special Tony Award® for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Athol Fugard
Philip J. Smith

Isabelle Stevenson Award
Eve Ensler 

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
William Berloni
The Drama Book Shop                       
Sharon Jensen and Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts                        

Regional Theatre Tony Award®
Lookingglass Theatre Company (Chicago, Ill.)                       

Special Tony Award
Handspring Puppet Company

Click below to see a slideshow of the stars at the red carpet.

Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner won a Tony for Best Costume Design for a Musical for
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Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner won a Tony for Best Costume Design for a Musical for "Priscilla Queen of the Desert."
Adam Godley was nominated for a Tony for his role in
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Adam Godley was nominated for a Tony for his role in "Anything Goes."
Bobby Lopez, one of the creators of
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Bobby Lopez, one of the creators of "The Book of Mormon," with his wife and collaborator Kristen Anderson-Lopez. "The Book of Mormon" won nine Tonys.
The inspiration behind
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The inspiration behind "Catch Me If You Can": Frank Abagnale, Jr.
Colman Domingo (right) with his partner on the red carpet. Domingo was nominated for a Tony for his role in
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Colman Domingo (right) with his partner on the red carpet. Domingo was nominated for a Tony for his role in "The Scottsboro Boys."
Rob Ashford, the director and choreographer of
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Rob Ashford, the director and choreographer of "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying," got two Tony nominations.
Donyale Werle, the set designer for
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Donyale Werle, the set designer for "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," was nominated for a Tony.
Bill Steinkellner, one of the authors of the book behind the musical
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Bill Steinkellner, one of the authors of the book behind the musical "Sister Act."
Andrew Rannells was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor for his role in
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Andrew Rannells was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor for his role in "The Book of Mormon." Kathleen Marshall (on the left) won a Tony for Best Choreography in "Anything Goes."
Producer Daryl Roth accepted the Tony for
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Producer Daryl Roth accepted the Tony for "The Normal Heart" for Best Revival of a Play.
The lead in
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The lead in "Sister Act," Patina Miller, was nominated for a Tony.
Martha Wash on the red carpet at the Tonys. She performed with the cast of
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Martha Wash on the red carpet at the Tonys. She performed with the cast of "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" at the Tony awards.
Kelsey Grammer, who was nominated last year for a Tony for his role in
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Kelsey Grammer, who was nominated last year for a Tony for his role in "La Cage aux Folles" on the red carpet, with his wife Doreen Alderman on the red carpet.
Arian Moayed, nominated for a Tony for his role in
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Arian Moayed, nominated for a Tony for his role in "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" said he didn't speak Arabic, despite saying a few lines of Arabic onstage...
Laura Benanti, who starred in
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Laura Benanti, who starred in "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown"
The brains behind the master puppetry in
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The brains behind the master puppetry in "War Horse": Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones. The founders of the Handspring Puppetry Company won a Special Tony Award for their work.
Josh Gad was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his role in
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Josh Gad was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his role in "The Book of Mormon."
Norbert Leo Butz, won a Tony for his role in
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Norbert Leo Butz, won a Tony for his role in "Catch Me If You Can."
Paul Shaffer and his daughter on the red carpet.
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Paul Shaffer and his daughter on the red carpet.
Tony Sheldon was nominated for a Tony for his role in
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Tony Sheldon was nominated for a Tony for his role in "Priscilla Queen of the Desert."
Al Pacino was nominated for a Tony for his role in
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Al Pacino was nominated for a Tony for his role in "The Merchant of Venice"
Lily Rabe was nominated for her role in
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Lily Rabe was nominated for her role in "The Merchant of Venice"
Rabe's dress on the red carpet.
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Rabe's dress on the red carpet.
Elizabeth Rodriguez was nominated for her role in
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Elizabeth Rodriguez was nominated for her role in "The Motherf**ker with the Hat"
Christie Brinkley was wearing jewels at the red carpet.
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Christie Brinkley was wearing jewels at the red carpet.
Chris Rock, who is in
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Chris Rock, who is in "The Motherf**ker with the Hat" and Whoopi Goldberg, who is the brains behing "Sister Act" on Broadway
John Larroquette with his brand new Tony for
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John Larroquette with his brand new Tony for "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Mark Rylance won a Tony for his role in
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Mark Rylance won a Tony for his role in "Jerusalem"

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