“Book of Mormon” Dominates Tony Awards
“The Book of Mormon” won nine awards at the 2011 Tony Awards on Sunday, including the best musical prize and direction for “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who collaborated with “Avenue Q” co-writer Robert Lopez to bring the profane musical to Broadway this year.
“Mormon” also took awards for best book, best score, and best featured actress for Nikki M. James, as well as technical awards for scenic design, lighting design, sound design, and orchestrations. “We did this because we all secretly wanted to have a big, happy Mormon family and now we do,” Parker said before playfully thanking his “co-writer,” the late Mormon leader Joseph Smith Jr. “You did it Joseph, you got the Tony!”
Also coming out victorious on Sunday was the World War I tearjerker “War Horse,” which won best play, direction of a play, scenic design, lighting design, and sound design.
Check the official 2011 Tony Awards site for the complete list of winners.