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2015 TONY AWARD WINNERS

Fun Home and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time win 5 Tonys each

"Fun Home" won five of the show’s 12 nominations winning Best Musical, Best Score, Best  Book, Best Director and Best Actor for Michael Cerveris. The intimate musical is based on cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s memoir about growing up in small town and the effects her coming out had on her closeted gay father and family. "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night- Time" won five of the play’s six nominations for Best Play, Director for Sam Gold, Scenic Design, Lighting Design, and Best Actor for Alex Sharp, making his Broadway debut fresh out of Julliard. The London import that won a slew of Olivier Awards in 2013 tells the story of an autistic boy who investigates the death of his neighbor’s dog.

Lisa Kron (Lyrics, Jeanine Tesori (Music) “Fun Home”

Fun Home and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time win 5 Tonys each

"Fun Home" won five of the show’s 12 nominations winning Best Musical, Best Score, Best  Book, Best Director and Best Actor for Michael Cerveris. The intimate musical is based on cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s memoir about growing up in small town and the effects her coming out had on her closeted gay father and family. "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night- Time" won five of the play’s six nominations for Best Play, Director for Sam Gold, Scenic Design, Lighting Design, and Best Actor for Alex Sharp, making his Broadway debut fresh out of Julliard. The London import that won a slew of Olivier Awards in 2013 tells the story of an autistic boy who investigates the death of his neighbor’s dog.

Lisa Kron (Lyrics, Jeanine Tesori (Music) “Fun Home”

 "An American in Paris" and the Lincoln Center revival of "The King and I" both won 4 Tony Awards. The Lincoln Center production of ‘King’ brought Kelli O’Hara her first Tony for Best Actress in a musical after 5 previous loses. She was crazy, funny and elegant in her acceptance speech. Taking the stage she said "I love what I do and I don’t need this, but now that I have it there are some things I would like to say."

Kelli O’Hara (Best Actress in a Musical) “The King and I”


THE COMPLETE LIST OF THE 2015 TONY AWARD WINNERS:
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BEST MUSICAL

An American in Paris

Fun Home ***** WINNER

Something Rotten!
The Visit

Cast of “Fun Home” (Best Musical)


BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL


Kristin Chenoweth, On the Twentieth Century

Leanne Cope, An American in Paris

Beth Malone, Fun Home

Kelli O’Hara, The King and I ***** WINNER

Chita Rivera, The Visit

Kelli O’Hara (Best Actress in a Musical) “The King and I”


BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Michael Cerveris, Fun Home ***** WINNER

Robert Fairchild, An American in Paris

Brian d’Arcy James, Something Rotten!

Ken Watanabe, The King and I

Tony Yazbeck, On the Town

Michael Cerveris (Best Actor in a Musical) “Fun Home”


BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY

Steven Boyer, Hand to God

Bradley Cooper, The Elephant Man

Ben Miles, Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two

Bill Nighy, Skylight

Alex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time *****WINNER

Alex Sharp (Best Actor in a Play) “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”


BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL


The King and I ***** WINNER

On the Town

On the Twentieth Century

Producers “The King & I”

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY

The Elephant Man

Skylight ***** WINNER


This Is Our Youth

You Can’t Take It With You

BEST PLAY

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ***** WINNER

Disgraced

Hand to God

Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two

Creative Tem “The Curious Incident of the Dog int he Night-Time”


FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL


Victoria Clarke, Gigi

Judy Kuhn, Fun Home

Sydney Lucas, Fun Home

Ruthie Ann Miles, The King and I ***** WINNER

Emily Skeggs, Fun Home

Ruthie Ann Miles (Featured Actress in a Musical) “The King and I”


BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY


Stephen Daldry, Skylight

Marianne Elliott,The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time***** WINNER

Scott Ellis, You Can’t Take It with You

Jeremy Herrin, Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two

Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Hand to God

Marianne Elliott (Best Direction of a Play) “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”


BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
Sam Gold, Fun Home ***** WINNER

Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!

John Rando, On the Town

Bartlett Sher, The King and I

Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris

Sam Gold (Best Direction of a Musical) “Fun Home”


FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Annaleigh Ashford, You Can’t Take It With You *****WINNER

Patricia Clarkson, The Elephant Man

Lydia Leonard, Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two

Sarah Stiles, Hand to God
Julie White, Airline Highway

Annaleigh Ashford (Featured Actress in a Play) “You Can’t Take It With You”

FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Christian Borle, Something Rotten! ***** WINNER

Andy Karl, On the Twentieth Century

Brad Oscar, Something Rotten!

Brandon Uranowitz, An American in Paris

Max von Essen, An American in Paris

Christian Borle (Featured Actor in A Musical) “Something Rotton!”


FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY


Matthew Beard, Skylight

K. Todd Freeman, Airline Highway

Richard McCabe, The Audience ***** WINNER

Alessandro Nivola, The Elephant Man

Nathaniel Parker, Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two
Micah Stock, It’s Only a Play

Richard McCabe (Featured Actor in a Play) “The Audience”


BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Geneva Carr, Hand to God

Helen Mirren, The Audience ***** WINNER

Elisabeth Moss, The Heidi Chronicles

Carey Mulligan, Skylight

Ruth Wilson, Constellations

Helen Mirren (Best Actress in a Play) “The Audience”


BEST BOOK OF A MUSICA
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Craig Lucas, An American in Paris

Lisa Kron, Fun Home ***** WINNER

Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten!

Terence McNally, The Visit

Lisa Kron (Best Book of a Musical) “Fun Home”


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE


Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron, Fun Home ***** WINNER

Sting, The Last Ship

Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, Something Rotten!

John Kander and Fred Ebb, The Visit

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY
Paule ConstableThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time***** WINNER
Paule Constable and David Plater, Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two
Natasha Katz, Skylight
Japhy Weideman, Airline Highway

Paula Constable (Best Lighting Design of a Play) “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”


BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A
MUSICAL

Donald Holder, The King and I

Natasha Katz, An American in Paris ***** WINNER

Ben Stanton, Fun Home

Japhy Weideman, The Visit

Natasha Katz (Best Lighting Design of a Musical) “An American in Paris”


BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Joshua Bergasse, On the Town

Christopher Gattelli, The King and I

Scott Graham and Steven Hogget, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!

Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris ***** WINNER

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY
Bunny Christie and Finn Ross, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ***** WINNER

Bob Crowley, Skylight

Christopher Oram, Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two

David Rockwell, You Can’t Take It with You

Bunni Christie, Finn Ross (Best Scenic Design of a Play) “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”


BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

Bob Crowley and 59 Productions, An American in Paris ***** WINNER

David Rockwell, On the Twentieth Century

Michael Yeargan, The King and I
David Zinn, Fun Home

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

Gregg Barnes, Something Rotten!

Bob Crowley, An American in Paris

William Ivey Long, On the Twentieth Century

Catherine Zuber, The King and I ***** WINNER

Catherine Zuber (Outstanding Costume Design of a Musical) “Gigi”


BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY

Bob Crowley, The Audience

Jane Greenwood, You Can’t Take It with You

Christopher Oram, Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two ***** WINNER

David Zinn, Airline Highway

Christopher Oram (Best Costume Design of a Play) “Wolf Hall Parts One & Two”


BEST ORCHESTRATIONS

Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky, Bill Elliott, An American in Paris *****WINNER
John Clancy, Fun Home

Larry Hochman, Something Rotten!

Rob Mathes, The Last Ship

Christopher Austin, Bill Elliott (Best Orchestrations) “An American In Paris”


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John Cameron Mitchell (Winner Special Tony Award)
Laura Kepley, Kevin Moore (Best Regional Theater) Cleveland Play House
Producers “Fun Home” Mike Isaacson, Kristin Caskey, Barbara Whitman


Helen Mirren (Best Actress in a Play) “The Audience”
Michael Cerveris (Best Actor in a Musical) “Fun Home”, Kelli O’Hara (Best Actress in a Musical) “The King and I”

Corey Mitchell (Excellence in Theater Education Award)