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Washington, Zeta-Jones and Johansson Won at 64th Tony Awards

Tony_AwardThe 64th Annual Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, or commonly known as Tony Awards, were handed down Sunday, June 13 at the Radio City Music Hall, New York City. It was hosted by Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes.

The play Red won the most awards at six including Best Play and Best Direction for a Play.

Stars from the film industry won in some of the acting categories. Academy Award winner Denzel Washington won for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for Fences. Scarlett Johansson won Beat Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for A View from the Bridge. Another Academy Award winner, Catherine Zeta-Jones , who was recently conferred by Queen Elizabeth II with the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire, won Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for A Little Night Music.

The complete list of winners is as follows:

Best Play

▪                Red by John Logan

Best Musical

▪                Memphis

Best Book of a Musical

▪                Joe DiPietro for Memphis

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

▪                David Bryan (music and lyrics) and Joe DiPietro (lyrics) for Memphis

Best Revival of a Play

▪                Fences

Best Revival of a Musical

▪                La Cage aux Folles

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

▪                Denzel Washington in Fences

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

▪                Viola Davis in Fences

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

▪                Douglas Hodge in La Cage aux Folles

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

▪                Catherine Zeta-Jones in A Little Night Music

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play

▪                Eddie Redmayne in Red

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

▪                Scarlett Johansson in A View from the Bridge

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

▪                Levi Kreis in Million Dollar Quartet

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

▪                Katie Finneran in Promises, Promises

Best Scenic Design of a Play

▪                Christopher Oram for Red

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

▪                Christine Jones for American Idiot

Best Costume Design of a Play

▪                Catherine Zuber for The Royal Family

Best Costume Design of a Musical

▪                Marina Draghici for Fela!

Best Lighting Design of a Play

▪                Neil Austin for Red

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

▪                Kevin Adams for American Idiot

Best Sound Design of a Play

▪                Adam Cork for Red

Best Sound Design of a Musical

▪                Robert Kaplowitz for Fela!

Best Direction of a Play

▪                Michael Grandage for Red

Best Direction of a Musical

▪                Terry Johnson for La Cage aux Folles

Best Choreography

▪                Bill T. Jones for Fela!

Best Orchestrations

▪                Daryl Waters and David Bryan for Memphis

Non-competitive awards, which were announced last April 21, are as follows:

Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre to Sir Alan Ayckbourn and Marian Seldes.

Isabelle Stevenson Award to David Hyde Pierce. Pierce is receiving the Isabelle Stevenson Award “for his work in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.”

Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre to:

  • The Alliance of Resident Theatres New York.
  • B.H. Barry, who “pioneered the teaching of stage combat as part of the curriculum in US Drama Programs at the University and Graduate level.”
  • Tom Viola, executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA).
  • The Midtown North and South New York City Police Precincts.

The Regional Theatre Tony Award to The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Waterford, Connecticut.