On June 12, the 65th Annual Tony Awards took place. Leonard has spoken to a number of the winners of the last few months and you can listen to those conversations by following the links.
Book of Mormon was the night’s big winner with 9 awards, including Best Musical, Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Best Direction of Musical and Leonard spoke to Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells, 2 of the show’s stars.
Sutton Foster won for her performance as Reno Sweeney and Kathleen Marshall won the award for Best Choreography for Anything Goes, which was named the year’s Best Revival of a Musical.
War Horse won for Best Play and the Handspring Puppet Company received a special Tony Award.
Frances McDormand won the Tony for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in Good People and Leonard spoke to playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, and actors Estelle Parsons and Tate Donovan about the play.
Mark Rylance won for his portrayal of Johnny “Rooster” Byron in the play, Jerusalem.
Ellen Barkin won the award for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for her performance in The Normal Heart. She and costar Joe Mantello spoke to Leonard in May.