The 69th Tony Award Winners and Nominees

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Host Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming

Among the upsets, however, was Chita Rivera's loss to Kelli O'Hara (both of whom were considered front runners) in Kander and Ebb's final musical, The Visit. There was also a near total snub of Something Rotten with the exception of the award going to Christian Borle -- a show that was considered a possible frontrunner for Best Musical, and more likely, Brad Oscar as the ill-informed soothsayer, Nostradamus. In addition to Fun Home, the night brought a series of coveted awards for another favorite, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, taking home a total of five including Best Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Alex Sharp), Best Direction of a Play (Marianne Elliott), Best Scenic Design of a Play and Best Lighting Design of a Play.

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Among the award show's firsts, the night brought recognition of Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron (above photo) as the first female duo to win Best Score of a Musical (Fun Home) and Ruthie Ann Miles as the first Asian American to win for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (The King & I). It also brought an end to Kelli O'Hara's six TONY Award nominee-only streak, finally bringing home the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical as Anna Leonowens in the lush revival of The King & I. The show itself swept an additional three awards including the TONY Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

 

The Tony Award nominations were announced on April 28, 2015 by Mary-Louise Parker and Bruce Willis. The musicals "An American in Paris" and "Fun Home" had the most nominations with 12, followed by "Something Rotten!," 10, the revival of "The King and I," 9 and "Wolf Hall Parts One & Two" with 8.

 

 The Full List of Winners and Nominees:


Best Play 

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Disgraced
  • Hand to God
  • Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

 

Best Musical

  • An American in Paris
  • Fun Home
  • Something Rotten!
  • The Visit

 

Best Revival of a Play 

  • The Elephant Man
  • Skylight
  • This is Our Youth
  • You Can't Take it With You

 

Best Revival of a Musical

  • The King and I
  • On the Town
  • On the Twentieth Century

 

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Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

  • Steven Boyer - Hand to God as Jason/Tyrone
  • Bradley Cooper - The Elephant Man as John Merrick
  • Ben Miles - Wolf Hall Parts One & Two as Thomas Cromwell
  • Bill Nighy - Skylight as Tom Sergeant
  • Alex Sharp - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time as Christopher Boone

 

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Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

  • Geneva Carr - Hand to God as Margery
  • Helen Mirren - The Audience as Queen Elizabeth II
  • Elisabeth Moss - The Heidi Chronicles as Heidi Holland
  • Carey Mulligan - Skylight as Kyra Hollis
  • Ruth Wilson - Constellations as Marianne

 

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

  • Michael Cerveris - Fun Home as Bruce Bechdel
  • Robert Fairchild - An American in Paris as Jerry Mulligan
  • Brian d'Arcy James - Something Rotten! as Nick Bottom
  • Ken Watanabe - The King and I as The King of Siam
  • Tony Yazbeck - On the Town as Gabey

 

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Best Performance by a Leading Actress ina Musical

  • Kristin Chenoweth - On the Twentieth Century as Lily Garland / Mildred Plotka
  • Leanne Cope - An American in Paris as Lise Dassin
  • Beth Malone - Fun Home as Alison Bechdel
  • Kelli O'Hara - The King and I as Anna Leonowens
  • Chita Rivera - The Visit as Claire Zachannassian

 

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Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play 

  • Matthew Beard - Skylight as Edward Sergeant
  • K. Todd Freeman - Airline Highway as Sissy Na Na
  • Richard McCabe - The Audience as PM Harold Wilson
  • Alessandro Nivola - The Elephant Man as Frederick Treves
  • Nathaniel Parker - Wolf Hall Parts One & Two as Henry VIII
  • Micah Stock - It's Only a Play as Gus P. Head

 

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Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

  • Annaleigh Ashford - You Can't Take It with You as Essie Carmichael
  • Patricia Clarkson - The Elephant Man as Madge Kendal
  • Lydia Leonard - Wolf Hall Parts One & Two as Anne Boleyn
  • Sarah Stiles - Hand to God as Jessica
  • Julie White - Airline Highway as Tanya

 

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Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

  • Christian Borle - Something Rotten! as The Bard
  • Andy Karl - On the Twentieth Century as Bruce Granit
  • Brad Oscar - Something Rotten! as Nostradamus
  • Brandon Uranowitz - An American in Paris as Adam Hochberg
  • Max von Essen - An American in Paris as Henri Baurel

 

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Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

  • Victoria Clark - Gigi as Mamita
  • Judy Kuhn - Fun Home as Helen Bechdel
  • Sydney Lucas - Fun Home as Small Alison
  • Ruthie Ann Miles - The King and I as Lady Thiang
  • Emily Skeggs - Fun Home as Medium Alison

 

Best Book of a Musical 

  • An American in Paris - Craig Lucas
  • Fun Home - Lisa Kron
  • Something Rotten! - Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell
  • The Visit - Terrence McNally

 

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

  • Fun Home - Jeanine Tesori (music) and Lisa Kron (lyrics)
  • The Last Ship - Sting (music and lyrics)
  • Something Rotten! - Wayne Kirkpatrick (music and lyrics) and Karey Kirkpatrick (music and lyrics)
  • The Visit - John Kander (music) and Fred Ebb (lyrics)

 

Best Scenic Design of a Play Best Scenic Design of a Musical

  • Bunny Christie and Finn Ross - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Bob Crowley - Skylight
  • Christopher Oram - Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
  • David Rockwell - You Can't Take It with You

 

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

  • Bob Crowley and 59 Productions - An American in Paris
  • David Rockwell - On the Twentieth Century
  • Michael Yeargan - The King and I
  • David Zinn - Fun Home

 

Best Costume Design of a Play 

  • Bob Crowley - The Audience
  • Jane Greenwood - You Can't Take It with You
  • Christopher Oram - Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
  • David Zinn - Airline Highway

 

Best Costume Design of a Musical

  • Gregg Barnes - Something Rotten!
  • Bob Crowley - An American in Paris
  • William Ivey Long - On the Twentieth Century
  • Catherine Zuber - The King and I

 

Best Lighting Design of a Play 

  • Paule Constable - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Paule Constable and David Plater - Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
  • Natasha Katz - Skylight
  • Japhy Weideman - Airline Highway

 

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Donald Holder - The King and I

Natasha Katz - An American in Paris

Ben Stanton - Fun Home

Japhy Weideman - The Visit

 

Best Direction of a Play 

  • Stephen Daldry - Skylight
  • Marianne Elliott - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Scott Ellis - You Can't Take It with You
  • Jeremy Herrin - Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
  • Moritz von Stuelpnagel - Hand to God

 

Best Direction of a Musical

Sam Gold - Fun Home

Casey Nicholaw - Something Rotten!

John Rando - On the Town

Bartlett Sher - The King and I

Christopher Wheeldon - An American in Paris

 

Best Choreography 

  • Joshua Bergasse - On the Town
  • Christopher Gattelli - The King and I
  • Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Casey Nicholaw - Something Rotten!
  • Christopher Wheeldon - An American in Paris

 

Best Orchestration

  • Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky and Bill Elliot - An American in Paris
  • John Clancy - Fun Home
  • Larry Hochman - Something Rotten!
  • Rob Mathes - The Last Ship