Award Recap: The 66th Annual Tony Awards

June 11, 2012 By:
Award Recap: The 66th Annual Tony Awards

Award season rounds up with the “T” portion of the infamous “EGOT.”

Sunday night's ceremony honoring the names that took stage performance to a new level this year was quite a show. The awards were held at the Beacon Theatre in New York and broadcast on the CBS television network. Here’s how it all went down…

Neil Patrick Harris showed off his hosting abilities and charisma. The actor kicked-off the night with a performance featuring Patti LuPone and jokingly renamed the ceremony the “50 Shade of Gay.”

When the three-hour extravaganza ran long, Harris announced that the traditional closing number would not happen but still managed to squeeze in two minutes of the song before the network cut him off.

Other big – not necessarily Broadway – names helped make the 66th annual award show the most star-studded Tony’s ever. Along with Harris, James Earl Jones, Nick Jonas, Amanda Seyfried, Tyler Perry, Jessica Chastain, Jim Parsons, Paul Rudd, Ellen Barkin, Angela Lansbury, Bernadette Peters, Candice Bergen, Christopher Plummer, James Marsden, Mandy Patinkin, Sheryl Crow, Trey Parker and Matt Stone were all in attendance.

Gotta get those rating somehow...

Taking home the top awards for the evening were Clybourne Park for "Best Play," Arthur’s Miller’s Death of a Salesman for "Best Revival of a Play" by Mike Nichols, and Once for "Best Musical." Once was the top winner of the night, taking home eight trophies.

Here is a full list of the award winners (in bold) and nominees from the event:

Best Play
Clybourne Park Other Desert Cities

Peter and the Starcatcher

Venus in Fur

Best Musical

Leap of Faith

Newsies

Nice Work If You Can Get It
Once

Best Revival of a Play
Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

Gore Vidal’s The Best Man

Master Class

Wit

Best Revival of a Musical

Evita

Follies
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
James Corden - One Man, Two Guvnors

Philip Seymour Hoffman - Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

James Earl Jones - Gore Vidal’s The Best Man

Frank Langella - Man and Boy

John Lithgow - The Columnist

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Nina Arianda - Venus in Fur

Tracie Bennett - End of the Rainbow

Stockard Channing - Other Desert Cities

Linda Lavin - The Lyons

Cynthia Nixon – Wit

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Danny Burstein - Follies

Jeremy Jordan - Newsies
Steve Kazee - Once

Norm Lewis - The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Ron Raines – Follies

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Jan Maxwell - Follies
Audra McDonald - The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Cristin Milioti - Once

Kelli O’Hara - Nice Work If You Can Get It

Laura Osnes - Bonnie & Clyde

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Christian Borle, Peter and the Starcatcher

Michael Cumpsty, End of the Rainbow

Tom Edden, One Man, Two Guvnors

Andrew Garfield, Death of a Salesman

Jeremy Shamos, Clybourne Park

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Linda Emond, Death of a Salesman

Spencer Kayden, Don’t Dress for Dinner

Cella Keenan-Bolger, Peter and the Starcatcher
Judith Light, Other Desert Cities

Condola Rashad, Stick Fly

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Phillip Boykin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Michael Cerveris, Evita

David Allen Grier, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Michael McGrath, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Josh Young, Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Elizabeth A. Davis, Once

Jayne Houdyshell, Follies
Judy Kaye, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Jesse Mueller, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Ghost

Best Direction of a Play

Nicholas Hytner, One Man, Two Guvnors

Pam MacKinnon, Clybourne Park
Mike Nichols, Death of a Salesman

Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Direction of a Musical

Jeff Calhoun, Newsies

Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Diane Paulus, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
John Tiffany, Once

Best Book of a Musical

Lysistrata Jones
Newsies

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Once

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

Bonnie & Clyde
Newsies

One Man, Two Guvnors

Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Choreography

Rob Ashford, Evita
Christopher Gattelli, Newsies

Steven Hoggett, Once

Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Scenic Design of a Play

John Lee Beatty, Other Desert Cities

Daniel Ostling, Clybourne Park

Mark Thompson, One Man, Two Guvnors
Donyale Werle, Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Bob Crowley, Once

Rob Howell and Jon Driscoll, Ghost the Musical

Tobin Ost and Sven Ortel, Newsies

George Tsypin, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark

Best Costume Design of a Play

William Ivey Long, Don’t Dress for Dinner

Paul Tazewell, A Streetcar Named Desire

Mark Thompson, One Man, Two Guvnors
Paloma Young, Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Gregg Barnes, Follies

ESosa, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Eiko Ishioka, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark

Martin Pakledinaz, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Jeff Croiter, Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter Kaczorowski, The Road to Mecca

Brian MacDevitt, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

Kenneth Posner, Other Desert Cities

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Christopher Akerlind, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Natasha Katz, Follies
Natasha Katz, Once

Hugh Vanstone, Ghost the Musical

Best Sound Design of a Play

Paul Arditti, One Man, Two Guvnors

Scott Lehrer, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

Gareth Owen, End of the Rainbow
Darron L. West, Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Acme Sound Partners, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Clive Goodwin, Once

Kai Harada, Follies

Brian Ronan, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Orchestrations

William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Bill Elliott, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Martin Lowe, Once

Danny Troob, Newsies