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Musical 'Once' Sweeps Tony Awards

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Broadway musical 'Once' won eight Tony Awards on Sunday night, including best musical and best direction of a musical. Steve Kazee also got a Tony for best acting performance in a leading role. The Broadway musical "Once" won eight Tony Awards on Sunday night, including best musical and best direction of a musical. Steve Kazee also got a Tony for best acting performance in a leading role. (Theo Wargo/Getty)

The Broadway musical "Once" won eight Tony Awards on Sunday night, including for best musical and for best direction of a musical. Steve Kazee won for best actor in a leading role in a musical. "Once" also won best orchestration, sound design, set design and lighting, and Enda Walsh took home the award for best book of a musical.

The play "Peter and the Starcatcher" won five Tonys Sunday, including for best costume design, lighting, best scenic design and best sound design for a play. Christian Borle was named best featured actor in a play.

Other big winners included "The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess," which won best revival of a musical; "Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman," which won best revival of a play; and "Clybourne Park," which won for best play. Nina Arianda, Audra McDonald, James Corden also won Tonys for best acting performances in leading roles.

Actor Neil Patrick Harris hosted the awards ceremony, which was televised on CBS on Sunday night.

Here's the full list of winners:

Best Play: "Clybourne Park," Author Bruce Norris

Best Musical: "Once"

Best Revival of a Play: "Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman"

Best Revival of a Musical: "The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: James Corden, "One Man, Two Guvnors"

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Nina Arianda, "Venus in Fur"

      Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Steve Kazee, "Once"

        Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical:  Audra McDonald, "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess"

          Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role: Christian Borle, "Peter and the Starcatcher"

          Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role: Judith Light, "Other Desert Cities"

          Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Michael McGrath, "Nice Work If You Can Get It"

          Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Judy Kaye, "Nice Work If You Can Get It"

            Best Direction of a Play: Mike Nichols, "Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman"

            Best Direction of a Musical: John Tiffany, "Once"

            Best Book of a Musical: "Once," Enda Walsh 

            Best Orchestrations: "Once," Martin Lowe

            Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: "Newsies," Music by Alan Menken and Lyrics by Jack Feldman 

            Best Scenic Design of a Play: Donyale Werle, "Peter and the Starcatcher"

            Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Bob Crowley, "Once"

            Best Costume Design of a Play: Paloma Young, "Peter and the Starcatcher"

            Best Costume Design of a Musical: Gregg Barnes, "Follies"

            Best Lighting Design of a Play: Jeff Croiter, "Peter and the Starcatcher"

            Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Natasha Katz, "Once"

            Best Sound Design of a Play: "Peter and the Starcatcher," Darron L West

            Best Sound Design of a Musical: Clive Goodwin, "Once"

            Best Choreography: "Newsies," Christopher Gattelli

            Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

            • Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre - Emanuel "Manny" Azenberg
            • Regional Theatre Award - The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.
            • Isabelle Stevenson Award - Bernadette Peters
            • Special Tony Award - Actors’ Equity Association & Hugh Jackman
            • Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre - Freddie Gershon, Artie Siccardi & TDF Open Doors

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            Comments [1]

            Stuzagnit from Brooklyn

            I know space is limited, but I think WNYC has made a glaring ommission in not reporting the Two Tony awards for the musical NEWSIES - in a city which is arguably the center of musical theatre, to not report the NEWSIES wins for Best Choreography and Best Score is an unfortunate oversight. Those are the primary reasons people go to musicals. I can go to the commercial radio stations for glossed-over sound bites; I expect more from WNYC - that is why I'm a listener and a supporter. Please try a little harder.
            Thank you.

            Jun. 11 2012 10:38 AM

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