Sun, 13 June 2010 22:45:25 ET
The two-time Oscar-winning actor makes a history of his own by grabbing his first Tony award for Best Leading Actor, while 'Red' dominates the Sunday, June 13 ceremony with six Tonys on hands.
All of the winners at this year's Tony Awards have been named, unraveling "Red" as the big winner on the biggest night for Broadway. Stealing the spotlight, however, was Hollywood star Denzel Washington
. The two-time Academy Award winner took home his first Tony award after the Sunday night, June 13 ceremony.
The star of "The Book of Eli
" won Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for his performance in "Fences". Accepting the kudo, the 55-year-old actor shared, "My mother always said man gives you the award and God gives you the reward. I guess I got both tonight." He went on to thank his longtime wife Paulette who was among the audience, and his children at home.
Denzel's win brought the Tonys' collection of "Fences" to three in total. Although nominated for 10 nods for the 61st Annual Tony Awards, the revival of August Wilson's play only managed to land Best revival of a play as well as Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for Denzel's co-star Viola Davis.
Dominating the awards was "Red". The two-man play about artist Mark Rothko became the biggest winner on the special night by scoring six Tonys. It grabbed three kudos for creative and technical awards, one for director Michael Grandage, one for star Eddie Redmayne
, and one for Best Play.
Another winner with multiple counts was "Memphis". It scored four kudos, winning Best Musical and three awards for creative and technical categories; Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical and Best Orchestrations. Meanwhile, "Fela!" and "La Cage aux Folles", which were the dominant nominees, only managed to nab three nods each.
The ceremony of 2010 Tony Awards was aired on CBS from New York City's Radio City Music Hallwith. Sean Hayes served as host. "Glee" cast members Lea Michele
and Matthew Morrison
have been set to take the stage to perform a number each. There will also be musical performances from "La Cage aux Folles" with Kelsey Grammer
and "A Little Night Music" with Catherine Zeta-Jones
Complete winners list of the 61st Annual Tony Awards:
- Best Play: "Red"
- Best Musical: "Memphis"
- Best Book of a Musical: "Memphis" by Joe DiPietro
- Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater: "Memphis" - Music: David Bryan, Lyrics: Joe DiPietro, David Bryan
- Best Revival of a Play: "Fences"
- Best Revival of a Musical: "La Cage aux Folles"
- Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play: Denzel Washington, "Fences"
- Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play: Viola Davis, "Fences"
- Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical: Douglas Hodge, "La Cage aux Folles"
- Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical: Catherine Zeta-Jones, "A Little Night Music"
- Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play: Eddie Redmayne, "Red"
- Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play: Scarlett Johansson, "A View from the Bridge"
- Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical: Levi Kreis, "Million Dollar Quartet"
- Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical: Katie Finneran, "Promises, Promises"
- Best Direction of a Play: Michael Grandage, "Red"
- Best Direction of a Musical: Terry Johnson, "La Cage aux Folles"
- Best Choreography: Bill T. Jones, "Fela!"
- Best Orchestrations: Daryl Waters & David Bryan, "Memphis"
- Best Scenic Design of a Play: Christopher Oram, "Red"
- Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Christine Jones, "American Idiot"
- Best Costume Design of a Play: Catherine Zuber, "The Royal Family"
- Best Costume Design of a Musical: Marina Draghici, "Fela!"
- Best Lighting Design of a Play: Neil Austin, "Red"
- Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Kevin Adams, "American Idiot"
- Best Sound Design of a Play: Adam Cork, "Red"
- Best Sound Design of a Musical: Robert Kaplowitz, "Fela!"
- Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater: Alan Ayckbourn and Marian Seldes
- Regional Theatre Tony Award: The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Waterford, Connecticut
- Isabelle Stevenson Award: David Hyde Pierce
- Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theater: B.H. Barry and Tim Viola
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