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2006 Tony Awards Winners - Boys Take Top Prizes!

June 11
10:57 PM 2006
Marking 60 years of excellence on Broadway, The Tony Awards were being broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS, Sunday, June 11th, and we've got the winners here! The History Boys led the pack with 6 wins, followed by The Drowsy Chaperone with 5, Jersey Boys with 4 and The Pajama Game, Sweeney Todd, and Awake and Sing! with 2.

Winners follow in red bold.
Best Play

Rabbit Hole
Shining City
The History Boys
The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Best Musical
Jersey Boys 
The Color Purple
The Drowsy Chaperone
The Wedding Singer

Best Book of a Musical
Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy The Wedding Singer
Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice Jersey Boys
Bob Martin and Don McKellar The Drowsy Chaperone
Marsha Norman The Color Purple

Best Revival of a Play
Awake and Sing!
The Constant Wife
Edward Albee's Seascape
Faith Healer

Best Revival of a Musical
The Pajama Game
Sweeney Todd
The Threepenny Opera

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Music & Lyrics: Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison The Drowsy Chaperone
Music & Lyrics: Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray The Color Purple
Music: Matthew Sklar Lyrics: Chad Beguelin The Wedding Singer
Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: David Zippel The Woman in White

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
Ralph Fiennes, Faith Healer
Richard Griffiths, The History Boys
Zeljko Ivanek, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial
Oliver Platt, Shining City
David Wilmot, The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Kate Burton, The Constant Wife
Judy Kaye, Souvenir
Lisa Kron, Well
Cynthia Nixon, Rabbit Hole
Lynn Redgrave, The Constant Wife

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, Sweeney Todd
Harry Connick, Jr., The Pajama Game
Stephen Lynch, The Wedding Singer
Bob Martin, The Drowsy Chaperone
John Lloyd Young, Jersey Boys

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
La Chanze, The Color Purple
Sutton Foster, The Drowsy Chaperone
Patti LuPone, Sweeney Todd
Kelli O'Hara, The Pajama Game
Chita Rivera, Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
Samuel Barnett The History Boys
Domhnall Gleeson The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Ian McDiarmid Faith Healer
Mark Ruffalo Awake and Sing!
Pablo Schreiber Awake and Sing!

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Tyne Daly Rabbit Hole
Frances de la Tour The History Boys
Jayne Houdyshell Well
Alison Pill The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Zoë Wanamaker Awake and Sing!

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
Danny Burstein The Drowsy Chaperone
Jim Dale The Threepenny Opera
Brandon Victor Dixon The Color Purple
Manoel Felciano Sweeney Todd
Christian Hoff Jersey Boys

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Carolee Carmello Lestat
Felicia P. Fields The Color Purple
Megan Lawrence The Pajama Game
Beth Leavel The Drowsy Chaperone
Elisabeth Withers-Mendes The Color Purple

Best Direction of a Play
Nicholas Hytner The History Boys
Wilson Milam The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Bartlett Sher Awake and Sing!
Daniel Sullivan Rabbit Hole

Best Direction of a Musical
John Doyle Sweeney Todd
Kathleen Marshall The Pajama Game
Des McAnuff Jersey Boys
Casey Nicholaw The Drowsy Chaperone

Best Choreography
Rob Ashford The Wedding Singer
Donald Byrd The Color Purple
Kathleen Marshall The Pajama Game
Casey Nicholaw The Drowsy Chaperone

Best Orchestrations
Larry Blank The Drowsy Chaperone
Dick Lieb and Danny Troob The Pajama Game
Steve Orich Jersey Boys
Sarah Travis Sweeney Todd

Best Scenic Design of a Play
John Lee Beatty Rabbit Hole
Bob Crowley The History Boys
Santo Loquasto Three Days of Rain
Michael Yeargan Awake and Sing!

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
John Lee Beatty The Color Purple
David Gallo The Drowsy Chaperone
Derek McLane The Pajama Game
Klara Zieglerova Jersey Boys

Best Costume Design of a Play
Michael Krass The Constant Wife
Santo Loquasto A Touch of the Poet
Catherine Zuber Awake and Sing!
Catherine Zuber Edward Albee's Seascape

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Gregg Barnes The Drowsy Chaperone
Susan Hilferty Lestat
Martin Pakledinaz The Pajama Game
Paul Tazewell The Color Purple

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Christopher Akerlind Awake and Sing!
Paul Gallo Three Days of Rain
Mark Henderson Faith Healer
Mark Henderson The History Boys

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Ken Billington and Brian Monahan The Drowsy Chaperone
Howell Binkley Jersey Boys
Natasha Katz Tarzan
Brian MacDevitt The Color Purple

Special Tony AwardŽ for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Harold Prince

Regional Theatre Tony AwardŽ
Intiman Theatre, Seattle, WA

Special Tony AwardŽ
Sarah Jones

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