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BILLY ELLIOT, HAIR, 'CARNAGE' and 'NORMAN' Among 2009 Tony Award Winners!

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BILLY ELLIOT, HAIR, 'CARNAGE' and 'NORMAN' Among 2009 Tony Award Winners!The American Theatre Wing's 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony"® Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7, 2009 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com.

Billy Elliot, Hair, God Of Carnage, Karen Olivo, Angela Lansbury and more were among the winners of the night. Find a complete list below!

Nominations in 27 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony"® Awards were announced on May 5th by Tony Award Winners Cynthia Nixon and Lin-Manuel Miranda from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

The Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards are bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement. The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry and the annual telecast is considered one of the most prestigious programs on television.


  Best Play View Category
  Dividing the Estate Author: Horton Foote
Winner
God of Carnage Author: Yasmina Reza
  reasons to be pretty Author: Neil LaBute
  33 Variations
Author: Moisés Kaufman
     
  Best Musical View Category
Winner Billy Elliot, The Musical
 
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  Rock of Ages  
  Shrek The Musical  
 
 
  Best Book of a Musical View Category
Winner Billy Elliot, The Musical Lee Hall
next to normal Brian Yorkey
Shrek The Musical David Lindsay-Abaire
[Title of Show] Hunter Bell
 

  Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre View Category
  Billy Elliot, The Musical Music: Elton John, Lyrics: Lee Hall
Winner next to normal Music: Tom Kitt, Lyrics: Brian Yorkey
  9 to 5: The Musical Music & Lyrics: Dolly Parton
  Shrek The Musical Music: Jeanine Tesori, Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire
     
  Best Revival of a Play View Category
  Joe Turner's Come and Gone  
  Mary Stuart
New Version: Peter Oswald
Winner The Norman Conquests  
  Waiting for Godot  
     
  Best Revival of a Musical View Category
  Guys and Dolls
 
Winner
Hair  
  Pal Joey  
  West Side Story  
     
  Best Special Theatrical Event View Category
Winner Liza's at The Palace
 
  Slava's Snowshow  
  Soul of Shaolin  
  You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush  
     
  Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play View Category
  Jeff Daniels God of Carnage
  Raúl Esparza Speed-the-Plow
  James Gandolfini God of Carnage
Winner Geoffrey Rush Exit the King
  Thomas Sadoski reasons to be pretty
     
  Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play View Category
  Hope Davis God of Carnage
  Jane Fonda 33 Variations
Winner Marcia Gay Harden God of Carnage
  Janet McTeer Mary Stuart
  Harriet Walter Mary Stuart
     
  Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical View Category
Winner David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, and Kiril Kulish Billy Elliot, The Musical
  Gavin Creel Hair
  Brian d'Arcy James Shrek The Musical
  Constantine Maroulis Rock of Ages
  J. Robert Spencer next to normal
     
  Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical View Category
  Stockard Channing Pal Joey
  Sutton Foster Shrek The Musical
  Allison Janney 9 to 5: The Musical
Winner Alice Ripley next to normal
  Josefina Scaglione West Side Story
 
 
  Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play View Category
  John Glover Waiting for Godot
  Zach Grenier 33 Variations
  Stephen Mangan The Norman Conquests
  Paul Ritter The Norman Conquests
Winner Roger Robinson Joe Turner's Come and Gone
     
  Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play View Category
  Hallie Foote Dividing the Estate
  Jessica Hynes The Norman Conquests
  Marin Ireland reasons to be pretty
Winner Angela Lansbury Blithe Spirit
  Amanda Root The Norman Conquests
     
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical View Category
  David Bologna Billy Elliot, The Musical
Winner Gregory Jbara Billy Elliot, The Musical
  Marc Kudisch 9 to 5: The Musical
  Christopher Sieber Shrek The Musical
  Will Swenson Hair
     
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical View Category
  Jennifer Damiano next to normal
  Haydn Gwynne Billy Elliot, The Musical
Winner Karen Olivo West Side Story
  Martha Plimpton Pal Joey
  Carole Shelley Billy Elliot, The Musical
     
  Best Scenic Design of a Play View Category
  Dale Ferguson
Exit the King
  Rob Howell
The Norman Conquests
Winner Derek McLane
33 Variations
  Michael Yeargan
Joe Turner's Come and Gone
     
  Best Scenic Design of a Musical View Category
  Robert Brill
Guys and Dolls
Winner Ian MacNeil Billy Elliot, The Musical
  Scott Pask Pal Joey
  Mark Wendland next to normal
     
  Best Costume Design of a Play View Category
  Dale Ferguson
Exit the King
  Jane Greenwood
Waiting for Godot
  Martin Pakledinaz
Blithe Spirit
Winner Anthony Ward
Mary Stuart
     
  Best Costume Design of a Musical View Category
  Gregory Gale
Rock of Ages
  Nicky Gillibrand
Billy Elliot, The Musical
Winner Tim Hatley
Shrek The Musical
  Michael McDonald
Hair
     
  Best Lighting Design of a Play View Category
  David Hersey
Equus
  David Lander
33 Variations
Winner Brian MacDevitt
Joe Turner's Come and Gone
  Hugh Vanstone
Mary Stuart
 
 
  Best Lighting Design of a Musical View Category
  Kevin Adams
Hair
  Kevin Adams
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  Howell Binkley
West Side Story
Winner Rick Fisher
Billy Elliot, The Musical
 
 
  Best Sound Design of a Play View Category
  Paul Arditti
Mary Stuart
Winner Gregory Clarke
Equus
  Russell Goldsmith
Exit the King
  Scott Lehrer and Leon Rothenberg
Joe Turner's Come and Gone
     
  Best Sound Design of a Musical
View Category
  Acme Sound Partners
Hair
Winner Paul Arditti
Billy Elliot, The Musical
  Peter Hylenski
Rock of Ages
  Brian Ronan
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  Best Direction of a Play
View Category
  Phyllida Lloyd
Mary Stuart
  Bartlett Sher
Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Winner
Matthew Warchus
God of Carnage
  Matthew Warchus
The Norman Conquests
     
  Best Direction of a Musical
View Category
Winner Stephen Daldry
Billy Elliot, The Musical
  Michael Greif
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  Kristin Hanggi
Rock of Ages
  Diane Paulus
Hair
     
  Best Choreography
View Category
  Karole Armitage
Hair
  Andy Blankenbuehler
9 to 5: The Musical
Winner Peter Darling
Billy Elliot, The Musical
  Randy Skinner
Irving Berlin's White Christmas
     
  Best Orchestrations
View Category
  Larry Blank
Irving Berlin's White Christmas
  Martin Koch
Billy Elliot, The Musical
Winner
Michael Starobin and Tom Kitt
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Winner Danny Troob and John Clancy
Shrek The Musical
     
  Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre View Category
Recipient Jerry Herman  
     
  Regional Theatre Tony Award
View Category
Recipient Signature Theatre, Arlington, Va.  
     
  Isabelle Stevenson Award View Category
Recipient Phyllis Newman  
     
  Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre View Category
Recipient Shirley Herz  

 

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