TONY clips 2015

June 8, 2015

 

THE TONYS 2015

SUNDAY JUNE 7th

Best play 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 

Actor Alexander Sharp' also won best actor for a play - performing this demanding role of a 15yo Genuis  Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating,

unusual play.

 BEST NEW MUSICAL - "FUN HOME"

"Fun Home" songwriters Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron have made history by becoming the first female writing team to nab a Tony Award for best musical scoreon Sunday at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

Based on the autobiographical graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, "Fun Home" centers on a woman growing up in the family funeral home in a small Pennsylvania town.

 

The last time two women were even nominated forTonys as composers was back in 1991 when Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman got the nod for "The Secret Garden." NYT

 Best Revival of a Play SKYLIGHT  

 

Skylight was awarded best revival of a play at the Tony Awards on Sunday night.

The production beat out The Elephant Man, This Is Our Youth and You Can’t Take It with You to win the honor.

Skylight, directed by Stephen Daltry and starring Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy, was nominated in a total of seven categories, including best actor in a play and best direction of a play. (HR)

 

 

 Best Revival of a Musical  "The King and I"

A big, scrupulously detailed 19th-century ship glides toward the audience in the opening moments of Bartlett Sher’s resplendent production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I,” at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. It’s an impressive sight, worthy of every “oooh” it elicits. But its presence wouldn’t count for nearly as much if it weren’t carrying such precious cargo. (NYT)

 

 Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth co-hosted the 69th annual awards show, which aired live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Best Musical
"Fun Home"

Best Play
"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"

Best Revival of a Musical
"The King and I"

Best Revival of a Play
"Skylight"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Alex Sharp, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Helen Mirren, "The Audience"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, "Fun Home"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Kelli O'Hara, "The King and I"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Richard McCabe, "The Audience"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Annaleigh Ashford, "You Can't Take It With You"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Christian Borle, "Something Rotten!"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Ruthie Ann Miles, "The King and I"

Best Book of a Musical
"Fun Home" (Lisa Kron)

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
"Fun Home" (Music: Jeanine Tesori Lyrics: Lisa Kron)

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Bunny Christie and Finn Ross, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nig
ht-Time"

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Bob Crowley and 59 Productions, "An American in Paris"

Best Costume Design of a Play
Christopher Oram, "Wolf Hall Parts One & Two"

Best Direction of a Play
Marianne Elliott, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"

Best Direction of a Musical
Sam Gold, "Fun Home"

Best Choreography
Christopher Wheeldon, "An American in Paris"

Best Orchestrations
Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky, Bill Elliott, "An American in Paris"

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