A couple of stray thoughts:
- I didn't even watch this year's broadcast, unfortunately, so I don't have much to say on the matter. I will have to do better next year.
- The main narrative of the night was in the musical categories: movie-turned-musical An American in Paris taking on memoir-adaptation Fun Home in a battle for the soul of Broadway. It was seen as a referendum of what the future of Broadway musicals should be - movie adaptations or original works - and the answer appears to be "a little bit of both." Fun Home walked away with five awards, including Best Musical, but An American in Paris took home four Tonys (all technicals). So it seems we'll continue having this conversation for a while.
- Helen Mirren became the latest acting "triple crown" winner, earning a Tony (Best Lead Actress in a Play) to go with her Oscar and Emmy. Interestingly, she won all three awards for playing a Queen Elizabeth: the Emmy for Elizabeth I, the Oscar and Tony for Elizabeth II. The last actor to complete the "triple crown" was Christopher Plummer in 2012, when he picked up his Oscar for Beginners.
- Best Leading Actor in a Play winner Alex Sharp (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) is the youngest-ever winner in that category. It was his first Broadway role, and he had just graduated from Julliard last year.
- Perennial Tony bridesmaid Kelli O'Hara finally won her first Tony this year, winning Best Leading Actress in a Musical for The King and I. It was her sixth nomination.
- Fun Home author and composer Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, respectively, are the first female duo to win Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score Written for the Theatre in the Tonys' nearly-70-year-old history.
See below for a full list of winners.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY
BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
The King and I
The rest of the night's winners after the jump.
BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL
Fun Home, book by Lisa Kron
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE WRITTEN FOR THE THEATRE
Fun Home, lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori
BEST LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY
Alex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
BEST LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Helen Mirren, The Audience
BEST LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Michael Cerveris, Fun Home
BEST LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Kelli O'Hara, The King and I
BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Richard McCabe, The Audience
BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Annaleigh Ashford, You Can't Take It With You
BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Christian Borle, Something Rotten!
BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Ruthie Ann Miles, The King and I
BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Bunny Christie and Finn Ross
BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
An American in Paris, Bob Crowley and 59 Productions
BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY
Wolf Hall Parts One & Two, Christopher Oram
BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
The King and I, Catherine Zuber
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Paule Constable
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
An American in Paris, Natasha Katz
BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Marianne Elliot
BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
Fun Home, Sam Gold
An American in Paris, Christopher Wheeldon
An American in Paris, Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky, Bill Elliott