Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The Tony Awards show was excellent I thought, although I was very
disappointed that Barbara Cook didn't win, as I thought at 83, and
the rave reviews she got in Sondheim on Sondheim, she would win.
But she did not win. Memphis won for best original musical, and
La Cage Aux Folles won for best revival. Catherine Zeta-Jones was
completely taken by surprise when she won Best Actress in a Musical,
for her role in A Little Night Music, her first Broadway role.
Her husband, Michael Douglas, seemed very surprised
also. She was charming in her acceptance speech, spoken
in her British accent, noting that her parents had traveled all the
way from Wales for the event.
Viola Davis won for Fences, as did Denzel Washington. Best Actress and Best Actor in a play.
Scarlett Johansson was very humble in her acceptance for her featured
performance in A View From The Bridge.
It was fabulous to see Helen Mirren, looking as glamorous as she
always does. I thought the camera work was superb, and the pacing
moved along without having to shorten the acceptance speeches.
I think everyone had a marvelous time, as you can see from the
pictures. I love Broadway, and love the awards shows.
It's all good.
And the winners are:
Author: John Logan
Best Book of a Musical
Memphis Joe DiPietro
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Music: David Bryan
Lyrics: Joe DiPietro, David Bryan
Best Revival of a Play
Best Revival of a Musical
La Cage aux Folles
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
Denzel Washington Fences
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Viola Davis Fences
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
Douglas Hodge La Cage aux Folles
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Catherine Zeta-Jones A Little Night Music
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
Eddie Redmayne Red
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Scarlett Johansson A View from the Bridge
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
Levi Kreis Million Dollar Quartet
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Katie Finneran Promises, Promises
Best Direction of a Play
Michael Grandage Red
Best Direction of a Musical
Terry Johnson La Cage aux Folles
Bill T. Jones Fela!
Daryl Waters & David Bryan Memphis
Best Scenic Design of a Play
Christopher Oram Red
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Christine Jones American Idiot
Best Costume Design of a Play
Catherine Zuber The Royal Family
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Marina Draghici Fela!
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Neil Austin Red
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Kevin Adams American Idiot
Best Sound Design of a Play
Adam Cork Red
Best Sound Design of a Musical
Robert Kaplowitz Fela!
Special Tony Award® for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Regional Theatre Tony Award®
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Waterford, Connecticut
Isabelle Stevenson Award
David Hyde Pierce
Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York
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