Fun Home wins the Tony Award for Best Musical and for Best Actor in a Musical, Best Director of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and Best Book of a Musical. The show ties The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time for most Tony’s wins. Cerveris:
Our show is about home. It’s about finding who you are. Alison Bechtel gave us a beautiful story of her home and shared it with all of us. And Lisa and Janine and Sam and our beautiful company have tried to share it with everybody else. I feel like the home I found has been with some grace for a little light to talk into the darkness.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time wins the Tony Award for Best New Play, as well as four other Tony Awards including Best Director, Best Leading Actor in a Play, Best Scenic Design, and Best Lighting Design. Director:
We’ve had quite an adventure with this play We were just intent on trying to portray the world according to this very remarkable and extraordinary story. We didn’t set out to make a dime. We never thought we’d even find an audience, and every day we took risks and we often said to each other that we were working outside our comfort zones, with our hearts and our mouths. So you can tell how much this means.
Cranston wins the American Theatre Wing’s Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play, for his role as Lyndon B. Johnson in All the Way. This is his first Broadway role, and his first Tony award.
McDonald wins her sixth Tony award, for her role as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. This win breaks a Tony record, making McDonald the American Theatre Wing’s most decorated actress. Part of her speech is dedicated to the women who came before her:
I am standing on Lena Horne’s shoulders. I am standing on Maya Angelou’s shoulders. I am standing on Diahann Carroll and Ruby Dee, and most of all, Billie Holiday. You deserved so much more than you were given when you were on this planet. This is for you Billie.
Harris wins an American Theatre Wing Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, for his role as a transsexual singer in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. This is Harris’s first Tony Award.
Porter’s portrayal of drag queen Lola in Kinky Boots wins a Tony Award in the category of Best Actor in a Musical. It is Porter’s first Tony nomination. Kinky Boots also wins the Best Musical category. Porter beats out co-star and nominee in the same category, Stark Sands. Porter’s acceptance speech details his childhood dream of a career in theatre:
Shakespeare said to thine own self be true, and when I was eleven years old, my journey to truth began when I discovered the Tony Awards while washing dishes in my kitchen and the performance of Jennifer Holliday and the cast of ‘Dreamgirls’ took my breath away.
Lucky Guy is nominated for seven Tony Awards and wins two for Best Lighting Design of a Play and Best Featured Actor in a Play at the 67th Annual Tony Awards.
Redmayne wins a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his portrayal of Rothko’s assistant Ken in Red. Redmayne praises his co-star:
Above all, ’Alfredo’ Molina, You are a king among men. It’s been a treat and a joy and a pleasure working with you.
Fagan wins the Tony Award for best choreography for The Lion King.