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2011 Tony Awards: Norbert Leo Butz Wins 'Best Leading Actor in a Musical'

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2011 Tony Awards: Norbert Leo Butz Wins 'Best Leading Actor in a Musical'The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony"® Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2011 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com.

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards® were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose.

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.

To view the complete list of 2011 Tony Award winners, click here.

 

 




BroadwayWorld Congratulates
Norbert Leo Butz
2011 Tony Award Winner
'Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
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2011 Tony Awards: Norbert Leo Butz Wins 'Best Leading Actor in a Musical'2011 Tony Awards: Norbert Leo Butz Wins 'Best Leading Actor in a Musical'Norbert Leo Butz ("Agent Carl Hanratty" in Catch Me If You Can)
Norbert Leo Butz: Broadway: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire, Drama League Award winner, Best Actor, Musical), Enron, Speed-the-Plow, Is He Dead?, Wicked (original cast, Fiyero), Thou Shalt Not (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics nominations), Rent (original cast, Broadway debut). Off-Broadway: Fifty Words, Buicks (Drama Desk nomination), The Last Five Years (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominations, Drama League Award), Juno and the Paycock (Roundabout), Saved (TFANA). National tour: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Cabaret (Helen Hayes, Jefferson, Dora and Ovation Awards). Regional: Catch Me If You Can (5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle), Alabama Shakespeare Festival (four seasons), Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Film: Higher Ground (Sundance Film Festival 2011), Fair Game, Dan in Real Life. Television: Series: "The Deep End" (ABC); Pilots: "The Miraculous Year" (HBO), "Playing Chicken" (FOX); Miniseries: "Comanche Moon" (CBS); Guest star: "The Good Wife" (CBS), "CSI" (CBS), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC). Participated in the producing, writing and recording of the Angel Band Project's album Take You With Me (now available on iTunes), for which all proceeds benefit the Voices and Faces Project. BFA, Webster University; MFA, Alabama Shakespeare Theatre.

 

'Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical'
2011 Tony Award Nominees


2011 Tony Awards: Norbert Leo Butz Wins 'Best Leading Actor in a Musical'2011 Tony Awards: Norbert Leo Butz Wins 'Best Leading Actor in a Musical'Josh Gad ("Elder Cunningham" in The Book of Mormon)
Josh Gad: Broad­way: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Barfee). Other theatre: All in the Timing, The Skin of Our Teeth and A One Man Show With Other People. Currently, Josh is a correspondent on "The Daily Show With John Stewart." Film: 21, The Rocker and Love and Other Drugs. TV: "Back to You," "Californication," "Bored to Death," "Numb3rs" and "Party Down." Josh is currently voicing the lead character in David Gordon Green's upcoming animated MTV series "Good Vibes" and starring in the BBC/MyDamnChannel.com web series "Gigi." Josh is a Carnegie Mellon graduate.



2011 Tony Awards: Norbert Leo Butz Wins 'Best Leading Actor in a Musical'2011 Tony Awards: Norbert Leo Butz Wins 'Best Leading Actor in a Musical'Joshua Henry ("Haywood Patterson" in The Scottsboro Boys)
Joshua Henry: Member of Jaradoa Theater Company and AEA. Broadway: American Idiot, In the Heights. City Center: The Wiz. Regional: American Idiot (Berkeley Rep Theatre), Godspell (Paper Mill Playhouse). Off-Broadway: In the Heights. Film and TV: Sex and the City (film) and "Kings." Thanks to Station 3 Entertainment.







2011 Tony Awards: Norbert Leo Butz Wins 'Best Leading Actor in a Musical'2011 Tony Awards: Norbert Leo Butz Wins 'Best Leading Actor in a Musical'Andrew Rannells ("Elder Price" in The Book of Mormon)
Andrew Rannells was last seen on Broadway as Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys, having played the role on the first national tour and in the Toronto company as well. Rannells also played Link Larkin in the Broadway production of Hairspray. Recently, he has been a proud part of the development of new projects including William Finn and James Lapine's Little Miss Sunshine and Douglas Carter-Beane's Lysistrata Jones. Andrew would like to thank Abrams Artists, his friends here in New York and his family in Omaha, NE.



2011 Tony Awards: Norbert Leo Butz Wins 'Best Leading Actor in a Musical'2011 Tony Awards: Norbert Leo Butz Wins 'Best Leading Actor in a Musical'Tony Sheldon ("Bernadette" in Priscilla Queen of the Desert)
Tony Sheldon has played Bernadette for over 1,100 performances in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and London where he was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Other theatre in Australia includes: The Producers, The Witches of Eastwick, Noises Off, Long Day's Journey Into Night, The Chalk Garden, Dames at Sea, The Sisters Rosensweig, I Hate Hamlet, Private Lives, Into the Woods, Once in a Lifetime, Company, Merrily We Roll Along, Falsettos, Torch Song Trilogy, Travels with My Aunt, Dracula, Wild Honey, I Love My Wife, Deathtrap, The Glass Menagerie, Equus and The Fantasticks.

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