The 2011 Tony Awards: ‘Mormon,’ ‘War Horse’ Win Big

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The 65th Annual Tony Awards show was held on June 12 to recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the 2010-11 season.

Neil Patrick Harris hosted the ceremony, which broadcast live on CBS from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The show was held at the 3,000-seat Beacon Theatre on upper Broadway in Manhattan instead of its usual home at the 6,000-seat Radio City Music Hall, which had previously booked a new Cirque du Soleil show.

Two new musicals received the most nominations of any of the productions: “The Book of Mormon” received 14 nominations, and “The Scottsboro Boys” received 12 nominations.

Ultimately, “Mormon,” the irreverent musical comedy about two Mormon missionaries in a poverty-stricken Ugandan village, from the creators of the television series “South Park,” took home nine awards. Lead actors in “Mormon” Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells lost out to Norbert Leo Butz in “Catch Me If You Can.”

The show featured several performances from various productions, including Daniel Radcliffe and the cast of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” Sutton Foster and the cast of “Anything Goes,” as well as Reeve Carney and Jennifer Damiano from the controversial rock musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” which received no nominations.

See below for a complete list of winners at the 2011 Tony Awards.

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Best Musical: “The Book of Mormon”

Best Play: “War Horse”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Norbert Leo Butz (“Catch Me If You Can”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Sutton Foster (“Anything Goes”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Mark Rylance (“Jerusalem”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Frances McDormand (“Good People”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: John Larroquette (“How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Nikki M. James (“The Book of Mormon”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: John Benjamin Hickey (“The Normal Heart”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Ellen Barkin (“The Normal Heart”)

Best Revival of a Musical: “Anything Goes”

Best Revival of a Play: “The Normal Heart”

Best Book of a Musical: “The Book of Mormon”

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater: “The Book of Mormon”

Best Direction of a Musical: Casey Nicholaw & Trey Parker (“The Book of Mormon”)

Best Direction of a Play: Marianne Elliott & Tom Morris (“War Horse”)

Best Choreography: Kathleen Marshall (“Anything Goes”)

Best Orchestrations: Larry Hochman & Stephen Oremus (“The Book of Mormon”)

Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Scott Pask (“The Book of Mormon”)

Best Scenic Design of a Play: Rae Smith (“War Horse”)

Best Costume Design of a Musical: Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner (“Priscilla: Queen of the Desert”)

Best Costume Design of a Play: Desmond Heeley (“The Importance of Being Earnest”)

Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Brian MacDevitt (“The Book of Mormon”)

Best Lighting Design of a Play: Paule Constable (“War Horse”)

Best Sound Design of a Musical: Brian Ronan (“The Book of Mormon”)

Best Sound Design of a Play: Christopher Shutt (“War Horse”)

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Athol Fugard & Philip J. Smith

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'The 2011 Tony Awards: ‘Mormon,’ ‘War Horse’ Win Big'

  1. June 14, 2011 @ 9:11 am Anonymous

    I realize that you are in high school, but this is the perfect time for you to learn to “check your sources” in journalism. Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark received no nominations this year at The Tony Awards simply because it has not yet opened. It opens tonight, therefore is eligible for next year’s Tony nominations…:) It is really important that you not copy and paste from other articles unless you check the validity of the “source”. :) Best of luck!

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