Gentleman, Hedwig, and NPH Win Big at the 2014 Tony Awards

Gentleman, Hedwig, and NPH Win Big at the 2014 Tony Awards

Broadway’s best and brightest gathered at Radio City Music Hall tonight to celebrate the 68th Annual Tony Awards.  Hosted this year by Tony winner Hugh Jackman, as usual host Neil Patrick Harris was busy winning for his role as Hedwig from the musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, the show held a much different pace of last years “bigger, better” themed production.

Neil+Patrick+Harris+2014+Tony+AwardsThe performances for Best & Best Revival Musicals were outstanding with the spotlight on NPH as he went all out for his performance as a German crossdresser by giving lap dances to Orlando Bloom, Sting, and Kevin Bacon while giving his real-life fiancee a hot kiss.  Other performances that stood out was James Monroe Iglehart as the Genie from “Aladdin”, Idina Menzel sang a powerful song from “If/Then”, and Jessie Muller and Carole King rocked out together.  We also previews from two new musicals “The Last Ship” featuring music from Sting and “Finding Neverland” whose title song was sung by Jennifer Hudson as well as a special 10th anniversary performance of “For Good” from “Wicked”.

Actress Audra McDonald made Tony Award history by becoming the first actress to win a Tony Award in every single acting category and  her Audra+McDonald+2014+Tony+Awardslatest win comes from the her portrayal of Billie Holiday.  Other key winners include Jessie Muller for “Beautiful: The Carole King Story”, Lena Hall for “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, Sophie Okonedo for “A Raisin in the Sun”, and Mark Rylance for “Twelfth Night”.  Original musical “A Gentlemans Guide to Love and Murder” took home the Best Musical award while Hedwig took home the Best Revival Tony; “A Raisin in the Sun” and “All the Way” took from the Best Revival and Best Play Awards.

You can see a full list of winners from tonight’s Tony Awards below.

Best Musical
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Jessie Mueller, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Best Revival of a Musical
Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Best Revival of a Play
A Raisin in the Sun

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Natasha Katz, The Glass Menagerie

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Kevin Adams, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Best Play
All the Way 

Best Leading Actor in a Play
Bryan Cranston, All the Way

Best Leading Actress in a Play
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Best Costume Design of a Play
Jenny Tiramani, Twelfth Night

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Linda Cho, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Best Featured Actress in a Play
Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the Sun

Best Choreography
Warren Carlyle, After Midnight

Best Featured Actor in a Musical
James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin

Best Score
Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County

Best Director of a Play
Kenny Leon, A Raisin in the Sun

Best Director of a Musical
Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Best Book of a Musical
Robert L. Freedman, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Best Featured Actor in a Play
Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night

Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Lena Hall, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Best Orchestrations
Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Beowulf Boritt, Act One

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Christopher Barreca, Rocky

Best Sound Design of a Play
Steve Canyon Kennedy, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Brian Ronan, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

 

 

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