Lopate's Conversations with Tony Winners Audra McDonald, Neil Patrick Harris & more
Monday, June 09, 2014
On June 8, the Tony Awards were handed out. You can hear Leonard's conversations with some of the night's big winners!
Neil Patrick Harris and director Michael Mayer spoke to Leonard about “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Harris won Best Leading Actor in a Musical, Mayer won Best Director of a Musical, and the production was named Best Revival of a Musical.
Audra McDonald won her record sixth Tony for playing Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill," which was won for Best Sound Design.
The revival of "A Raisin in the Sun" received 5 nominations. Leonard spoke to Sophie Okonedo, who won the Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Play. The play was named Best Revival of a Play and director Kenny Leon won Best Direction of a Play.
Mark Rylance won the Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his work in "Twelfth Night."
"A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder" won the award for Best Musical. Leonard spoke to Jefferson Mays, who plays 8 different roles in the production.
James Monroe Iglehart won Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Genie in the new musical “Aladdin.”
Jessie Mueller won the Tony for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Carole King in "Beautiful – The Carole King Story."