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Announcing the Winners: The 2008 Tony Awards



It was Broadway's turn in the spotlight on Sunday as the 2008 Tony Awards took over Radio City Music Hall. Whoopi Goldberg — in her Christian Siriano-designed dress! — presided over the ceremony, which saw In the Heights take home the award for Best Musical and August: Osage County named Best Play. To see a full list of the night's winners, just read more.

BEST MUSICAL
In the Heights

BEST PLAY
August: Osage County

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
South Pacific

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY
Boeing-Boeing

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL
Passing Strange, Stew

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSIC AND/OR LYRICS) WRITTEN FOR THE THEATER
In the Heights, Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY
Mark Rylance, Boeing-Boeing

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Deanna Dunagan, August: Osage County

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Paulo Szot, South Pacific

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Patti LuPone, Gypsy

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Jim Norton, The Seafarer

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Rondi Reed, August: Osage County

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Boyd Gaines, Gypsy

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Laura Benanti, Gypsy

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY
Anna D. Shapiro, August: Osage County

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
Bartlett Sher, South Pacific

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Andy Blankenbuehler, In the Heights

BEST ORCHESTRATIONS
Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman, In the Heights

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY
Todd Rosenthal, August: Osage County

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Micheal Yeargan, South Pacific

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY
Katrina Lindsay, Les Liaisons Dangereuses

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Catherine Zuber, South Pacific

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY
Kevin Adams, The 39 Steps

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Donald Holder, South Pacific

BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A PLAY
Mic Pool, The 39 Steps

BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Scott Lehrer, South Pacific

SPECIAL TONY AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE THEATER
Stephen Sondheim

REGIONAL THEATER TONY AWARD
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

SPECIAL TONY AWARD
Robert Russell Bennett

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