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"The Coast of Utopia" Makes History at 61st Tony Awards

"The Coast of Utopia" Makes History at 61st Tony Awards


With the series finale of "The Sopranos" on everyone's minds, last night's Tony Awards were a little bit overshadowed. That being said, the 61st Annual Tony Awards brought out some big names in NYC last night to celebrate all that is wonderful on Broadway. I myself was too wrapped up in the HBO Tony to catch most of the show, but I'm certain there was plenty of singing, dancing, sequins and fabulousness to go around. For the musicals "Spring Awakening" took home most of the awards, while Tom Stoppard's "The Coast of Utopia" set the record for Tony Awards won by a play in their history. Want to see who else won? Just

Best Play
"The Coast of Utopia"
Author: Tom Stoppard

Best Musical
"Spring Awakening"

Best Book of a Musical
"Spring Awakening"
Steven Sater

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Spring Awakening
Music: Duncan Sheik
Lyrics: Steven Sater

Best Revival of a Play
"Journey's End"

Best Revival of a Musical
"Company"

Best Special Theatrical Event
Jay Johnson: The Two and Only

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
Frank Langella
"Frost/Nixon"

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Julie White
"The Little Dog Laughed"

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
David Hyde Pierce
"Curtains"

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Christine Ebersole
"Grey Gardens"

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
Billy Crudup
"The Coast of Utopia"

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Jennifer Ehle
"The Coast of Utopia"

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
John Gallagher, Jr.
"Spring Awakening"

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Mary Louise Wilson
"Grey Gardens"

Best Direction of a Play
Jack O'Brien
"The Coast of Utopia"

Best Direction of a Musical
Michael Mayer
"Spring Awakening"

Best Choreography
Bill T. Jones
"Spring Awakening"

Best Orchestrations
Duncan Sheik
"Spring Awakening"

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Bob Crowley & Scott Pask
"The Coast of Utopia"

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Bob Crowley
"Mary Poppins"

Best Costume Design of a Play
Catherine Zuber
"The Coast of Utopia"

Best Costume Design of a Musical
William Ivey Long
"Grey Gardens"

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Brian MacDevitt, Kenneth Posner, and Natasha Katz
"The Coast of Utopia"

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Kevin Adams
"Spring Awakening"

Regional Theatre Tony Award
Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA Winner

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JessNess JessNess 10 years
*...Are Dead :oops:
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
My friends who saw Spring Awakening in March predicted that it would be a big winner at the Tony's. They were so excited to have seen it and Grey Gardens. Loved Mary Louise Wilson's acceptance speech! Two competing "Tonys" last night made for some great viewing.
1missy 1missy 10 years
I love to watch plays when I go to NYC. I don't get to NYC often enough.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I've heard so much about Spring Awakening but I know nothing about it. I should do some research and try to get tickets (although I'm sure that'll be difficult and expensive). I'm glad you featured the Tonys, Buzz. I love theater and I'm a sucker for a good musical!
miss-britt miss-britt 10 years
it was well deserved for Spring Awakening. It's probably the best show on broadway right now-well i guess that's why it won so many. The show was a tab long- but did end on time. It was still pretty entertaining. Still a little mad Liev didn't win.
JessNess JessNess 10 years
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Tom Stoppard!!!!!!!!! My favorite play of his is Rosencrantz and Guildenstern is Dead. The man is a genius!!!!! If you do not know who he, you will definitely know his one of his most famous works. He wrote the screenplay for Shakespeare in Love
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