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Tony Award Highlights 2015: Helen Mirren Among Night’s Big Winners, Women Triumph (Full List)

Tony Award Highlights 2015: Helen Mirren Among Night's Big Winners, Women Triumph (Full List)

After winning the Best Actress Oscar for Stephen Frears’ 2006 “The Queen,” Helen Mirren was reluctant to reprise the role but unable to turn down director Stephen Daldry and writer Peter Morgan when they wanted her to topline their Broadway play “The Audience.” But it paid off, as Mirren and her costar Richard McCabe both took home acting honors for the play.

Meanwhile, veteran Hollywood producer Scott Rudin took home Best Revival of a Play kudos for “Skylight,” whose stars Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy walked away empty-handed. Rudin has also produced big Tony winners in the past, including “The Book of Mormon” and last year’s revival of “Raisin in the Sun.” Though Harvey Weinstein’s “Finding Neverland” musical failed to nab any nominations, the movie mogul showed up anyway for Broadway’s biggest party.

READ MORE: Watch: Helen Mirren on Playing the Queen Again, and How Al Pacino Inspires Her (VIDEO)

Women won big last night, including Best Musical honors for “Fun Home,” which is based on the graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, whom we have to thank for the groundbreaking Bechdel Test, now a yardstick for evaluating female characters onscreen. “Fun Home” Best Book winners Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori’s marked the first time a writing team made up solely of women took home Tonys. Meanwhile, director Marianne Elliott’s “Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” also dominated last night’s awards in the Play categories.

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Viewership, however, according to Variety was low on Sunday. In spite of co-hosts Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming’s best efforts to turn up the razzle-dazzle, only about 6.35 million in total tuned in, down 25% in the 18-49 demographic from last year.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Musical:

An American in Paris

Fun Home (WINNER)

Something Rotten!

The Visit

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

Michael Cerveris, Fun Home (WINNER)

Robert Fairchild, An American in Paris

Brian d’Arcy James, Something Rotten!

Ken Watanabe, The King and I

Tony Yazbeck, On the Town

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

Kristin Chenoweth, On the Twentieth Century

Leanne Cope, An American in Paris

Beth Malone, Fun Home

Kelli O’Hara, The King and I (WINNER)

Chita Rivera, The Visit

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

Steven Boyer, Hand to God

Bradley Cooper, The Elephant Man

Ben Miles, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Bill Nighy, Skylight

Alex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (WINNER)

Best Revival of a Musical

The King and I (WINNER)
On the Town

On the Twentieth Century

Best Revival of a Play

The Elephant Man

Skylight (WINNER)

This Is Our Youth

You Can’t Take It with You

Best Play

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (WINNER)

Disgraced

Hand to God

Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

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

Victoria Clark, Gigi

Judy Kuhn, Fun Home
Sydney Lucas, Fun Home

Ruthie Ann Miles, The King and I (WINNER)

Emily Skeggs, Fun Home

Best Direction of a Play

Stephen Daldry, Skylight

Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (WINNER)

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 (WINNER)

Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!

John Rando, On the Town

Bartlett Sher, The King and I

Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris

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

Annaleigh Ashford, You Can’t Take It with You (WINNER)

Patricia Clarkson, The Elephant Man

Lydia Leonard, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Sarah Stiles, Hand to God

Julie White, Airline Highway

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

Christian Borle, Something Rotten! (WINNER)
Andy Karl, On the Twentieth Century

Brad Oscar, Something Rotten!

Brandon Uranowitz, An American in Paris

Max von Essen, An American in Paris

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

Matthew Beard, Skylight

K. Todd Freeman, Airline Highway

Richard McCabe, The Audience (WINNER)

Alessandro Nivola, The Elephant Man

Nathaniel Parker, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Micah Stock, It’s Only a Play

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

Geneva Carr, Hand to God

Helen Mirren, The Audience (WINNER)

Elisabeth Moss, The Heidi Chronicles

Carey Mulligan, Skylight

Ruth Wilson, Constellations

Best Book of a Musical

An American in Paris – Craig Lucas

Fun Home (WINNER) – 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 (WINNER)

The Last Ship

Something Rotten!

The Visit

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Bunny Christie and Finn Ross, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (WINNER)

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 (WINNER)

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 (WINNER)

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 (WINNER)

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Paule Constable, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (WINNER)

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 (WINNER)
Ben Stanton, Fun Home

Japhy Weideman, The Visit

Best Choreography

Joshua Bergasse, On the Town

Christopher Gattelli, The King and I

Scott Graham & Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!

Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris (WINNER)

Best Orchestrations

Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky, Bill Elliott, An American in Paris (WINNER)

John Clancy, Fun Home

Larry Hochman, Something Rotten!

Rob Mathes, The Last Ship

Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories:

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre:

Tommy Tune

Special Tony Award:

John Cameron Mitchell

Regional Theatre Tony Award:

Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, Ohio

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award:

Stephen Schwartz

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre:

Arnold Abramson

Adrian Bryan-Brown

Gene O’Donovan

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