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2010 Tony Award Winners

14 Jun

On Sunday evening, the finest from Broadway gathered to honor one another in the achievements of both plays and musicals.  There were many repeat winners as Fela!, Fences and Red scored numerous wins each.

Hollywood was well represented as Denzel Washington, Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Zeta-Jones each won their respective categories.  Some of the best musicians in the world were also present as Billie Joe Armstrong, Questlove and Jay-Z were all in attendance.

List of Winners:

Best Musical: ‘Memphis’

Best Play: ‘Red’

Best Musical Revival: ‘La Cage aux Folles’

Best Play Revival: ‘Fences’

Best Featured Actress in a Play: Scarlett Johansson, ‘A View From the Bridge’

Best Featured Actor in a Play: Eddie Redmayne, ‘Red’

Best Actress in a Play: Viola Davis, ‘Fences

Best Actor in a Play: Denzel Washington, ‘Fences’

Best Actress in a Musical: Catherine Zeta-Jones, ‘A Little Night Music’

Best Actor in a Musical: Douglas Hodge, ‘La Cage aux Folles’

Best Featured Actress in a Musical: Katie Finneran, ‘Promises, Promises’

Best Featured Actor in a Musical: Levi Kreis, ‘Million Dollar Quartet’

Best Choreography: Bill T. Jones, ‘Fela!’

Best Direction of a Play: Michael Grandage, ‘Red’

Best Direction of a Musical: Terry Johnson, ‘La Cage aux Folles’


Tony Award nominees

4 May

The Tony Award nominees were announced Tuesday morning.  The ceremony will take place on June 13, 2010 at Radio City Music Hall.

Best Play

In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play – Sarah Ruhl

Next Fall – Geoffrey Nauffts

Red – John Logan

Time Stands Still – Donald Margulies

Best Musical

American Idiot



Million Dollar Quartet

Best Book of a Musical

Everyday Rapture – Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott

Fela! – Jim Lewis & Bill T. Jones

Memphis – Joe DiPietro

Million Dollar Quartet – Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux

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

The Addams Family, Music & Lyrics – Andrew Lippa

Enron, Music – Adam Cork, Lyrics – Lucy Prebble

Fences, Music – Branford Marsalis

Memphis, Music – David Bryan, Lyrics – Joe DiPietro, David Bryan

Best Revival of a Play


Lend Me a Tenor

The Royal Family

A View from the Bridge

Best Revival of a Musical

Finian’s Rainbow

La Cage aux Folles

A Little Night Music


Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

Jude Law – Hamlet

Alfred Molina – Red

Liev Schreiber – A View from the Bridge

Christopher Walken – A Behanding in Spokane

Denzel Washington – Fences

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Viola Davis – Fences

Valerie Harper – Looped

Linda Lavin – Collected Stories

Laura Linney – Time Stands Still

Jan Maxwell – The Royal Family

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

Kelsey Grammer – La Cage aux Folles

Sean Hayes – Promises, Promises

Douglas Hodge – La Cage aux Folles

Chad Kimball – Memphis

Sahr Ngaujah – Fela!

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

Kate Baldwin – Finian’s Rainbow

Montego Glover – Memphis

Christiane Noll – Ragtime

Sherie Rene Scott – Everyday Rapture

Catherine Zeta-Jones – A Little Night Music

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play

David Alan Grier – Race

Stephen McKinley Henderson – Fences

Jon Michael Hill – Superior Donuts

Stephen Kunken – Enron

Eddie Redmayne – Red

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

Maria Dizzia – In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play

Rosemary Harris – The Royal Family

Jessica Hecht – A View from the Bridge

Scarlett Johansson – A View from the Bridge

Jan Maxwell – Lend Me a Tenor

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

Kevin Chamberlin – The Addams Family

Robin De Jesús – La Cage aux Folles

Christopher Fitzgerald – Finian’s Rainbow

Levi Kreis – Million Dollar Quartet

Bobby Steggert – Ragtime

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

Barbara Cook – Sondheim on Sondheim

Katie Finneran – Promises, Promises

Angela Lansbury – A Little Night Music

Karine Plantadit – Come Fly Away

Lillias White – Fela!

Best Scenic Design of a Play

John Lee Beatty – The Royal Family

Alexander Dodge – Present Laughter

Santo Loquasto – Fences

Christopher Oram – Red

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Marina Draghici – Fela!

Christine Jones – American Idiot

Derek McLane – Ragtime

Tim Shortall – La Cage aux Folles

Best Costume Design of a Play

Martin Pakledinaz – Lend Me a Tenor

Constanza Romero – Fences

David Zinn – In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play

Catherine Zuber – The Royal Family

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Marina Draghici – Fela!

Santo Loquasto – Ragtime

Paul Tazewell – Memphis

Matthew Wright – La Cage aux Folles

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Neil Austin – Hamlet

Neil Austin – Red

Mark Henderson – Enron

Brian MacDevitt – Fences

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Kevin Adams – American Idiot

Donald Holder – Ragtime

Nick Richings – La Cage aux Folles

Robert Wierzel – Fela!

Best Sound Design of a Play

Acme Sound Partners – Fences

Adam Cork – Enron

Adam Cork – Red

Scott Lehrer – A View from the Bridge

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Jonathan Deans – La Cage aux Folles

Robert Kaplowitz – Fela!

Dan Moses Schreier and Gareth Owen – A Little Night Music

Dan Moses Schreier – Sondheim on Sondheim

Best Direction of a Play

Michael Grandage – Red

Sheryl Kaller – Next Fall

Kenny Leon – Fences

Gregory Mosher – A View from the Bridge

Best Direction of a Musical

Christopher Ashley – Memphis

Marcia Milgrom Dodge – Ragtime

Terry Johnson – La Cage aux Folles

Bill T. Jones – Fela!

Best Choreography

Rob Ashford – Promises, Promises

Bill T. Jones – Fela!

Lynne Page – La Cage aux Folles

Twyla Tharp – Come Fly Away

Best Orchestrations

Jason Carr – La Cage aux Folles

Aaron Johnson – Fela!

Jonathan Tunick – Promises, Promises

Daryl Waters & David Bryan – Memphis

R.I.P. Lynn Redgrave

3 May

Today marks another sad day for the Redgrave family.  Actress Lynn Redgrave died Sunday night after a lengthy battle with breast cancer.  She was 67.

Redgrave is an Oscar nominated actress for her work in Gods and Monsters and Georgy Girl.  She also three-time Tony award nominee.  Most recently she guest starred on Desperate Housewives, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Ugly Betty.

Redgrave was part of an acting dynasty, which includes her sister Vanessa Redgrave and her late niece, Natasha Richardson.  Lynn is survived by her children and extended family.

R.I.P. Nan Martin

9 Mar

Stage and screen actress, Nan Martin, died Thursday in California.  She was 82.

A veteran of Broadway, Martin had the pleasure of working with the late director, Elia Kazan.  She also was lucky enough to act in a Tennessee Williams production.

Younger people may know her best from her recurring role on The Drew Carey Show in the 1990’s.  She also guest starred on TV shows such as CSI, NYPD Blue and The Twilight Zone.  Horror aficionados may also recognize her as the mother of Nightmare on Elm Street‘s Freddy Krueger.