2009 Tony Award Winners

Monday, June 08, 2009
By Abbey Khan
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It was a night of song and dance at the 63rd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Musical Hall. Elton John and Liza Minnelli performed with the cast of West Side Story, Dolly Parton belted out a tune from 9 to 5: The Musical and even funny man Will Ferrell showed up.

BEST MUSICAL
Billy Elliot

BEST PLAY
God of Carnage

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
Hair

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY
The Norman Conquests

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL
Lee Hall, Billy Elliot

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY
Geoffrey Rush, Exit the King

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Marcia Gay Harden, God of Carnage

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, and Kiril Kulish, Billy Elliot

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Alice Ripley, Next to Normal

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Roger Robinson, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Angela Lansbury, Blithe Spirit

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Gregory Jbara, Billy Elliot

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Karen Olivo, West Side Story

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSIC AND/OR LYRICS) WRITTEN FOR THE THEATER
Next to Normal
Music: Tom Kitt, Lyrics: Brian Yorkey

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY
Matthew Warchus, God of Carnage

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Peter Darling, Billy Elliot

BEST ORCHESTRATIONS (Tie)
Martin Koch, Billy Elliot
Michael Starobin and Tom Kitt, Next to Normal

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY
Derek McLane, 33 Variations

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Ian MacNeil, Billy Elliot

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY
Anthony Ward, Mary Stuart

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BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Tim Hatley, Shrek the Musical

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY
Brian MacDevitt, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Rick Fisher, Billy Elliot

BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A PLAY
Gregory Clarke, Equus

BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Paul Arditti, Billy Elliot

SPECIAL THEATRICAL EVENT
Liza’s at the Palace…

SPECIAL TONY AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE THEATER
Jerry Herman

REGIONAL THEATER TONY AWARD
Signature Theater (Arlington, Va.)

ISABELLE STEVENSON AWARD
Phyllis Newman

SPECIAL TONY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE THEATER
Shirley Herz


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