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Tony Winners: ‘In the Heights,’ ‘August: Osage County’

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Courtesy of the American Theater Wing


August: Osage County and In the Heights topped last night's Tony awards, winning for Best Play and Best Musical, respectively. South Pacific was the biggest winner overall with seven awards. From Gypsy, Patti LuPone won Best Leading Actress in a Musical, her second Tony, and Boyd Gaines (Best Featured Actor in a Musical) earned his fourth, making him the most winning actor in Tony history.

The winners:

Best Musical
In the Heights

Best Play
August: Osage County

Best Revival of a Musical
South Pacific

Best Revival of a Play
Boeing-Boeing

Best Direction of a Musical
Bartlett Sher, South Pacific

Best Direction of a Play
Anna D. Shapiro, August: Osage County

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
Paulo Szot, South Pacific

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Patti LuPone, Gypsy

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
Mark Rylance, Boeing-Boeing

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Deanna Dunagan, August: Osage County

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
Boyd Gaines, Gypsy

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Laura Benanti, Gypsy

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
Jim Norton, The Seafarer

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Rondi Reed, August: Osage County

Best Original Score
Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights

Best Orchestrations
Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman, In the Heights

Best Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, In The Heights

Best Book of a Musical
Stew, Passing Strange

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Catherine Zuber, South Pacific

Best Costume Design of a Play
Katrina Lindsay, Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Michael Yeargan, South Pacific

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Todd Rosenthal, August: Osage County

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Scott Lehrer, South Pacific

Best Sound Design of a Play
Mic Pool, The 39 Steps

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Donald Holder, South Pacific

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Kevin Adams, The 39 Steps

Lifetime Achievement
Stephen Sondheim

Regional Theatre Award
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

Special Tony Award
Robert Russell Bennett (1894–1981)