Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

article imageTV actors take home top awards at Tony Awards

By Tim O'Brien     Jun 9, 2014 in Entertainment
New York - A TV sitcom and drama star took home top honors at the 68th Annual Tony Awards, which were handed out in New York. Neil Patrick Harris and Bryan Cranston took home honors last night.
Meanwhile, the show which had the most nominations going in took home best musical. That would be "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," while "All the Way" took best play.
Harris took home best actor in a musical ("Hedwig and the Angry Inch") while Cranston nabbed top honors for actor in a drama ("All the Way").
Each year, The Tony Awards feature some of the best performances of any award shows, yet it is the least watched. Blame that on the fact that it's June, and that it usually competes against the NBA finals, or even Father's Day. But, perhaps because it is something not everyone enjoys, but gets talked about as if they do.
The Tony Awards struggle to get to double digits and last night was no different. The overnight ratings saw 7 million viewers. The NBA game last night took in over 12 million while "Miss USA" grabbed 5.5 million.
To get an idea of the low ratings, the last Emmys Awards had 17.7 million viewers and The Grammys had 28.5 million. The Oscars are king of awards shows as it saw 43.7 million viewers. There was a time when The Oscars saw a bigger audience than that as well.
WINNERS:
Best Musical: "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder"
Best Play: "All the Way"
Best Revival of a Musical: "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"
Best Revival of a Play: "A Raisin in the Sun"
Best Leading Actress in a Musical: Jessie Mueller, "Beautiful - The Carole King Musical"
Best Leading Actor in a Play: Bryan Cranston, "All the Way"
Best Leading Actress in a Play: Audra McDonald, "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill"
Best Featured Actor in a Play: Mark Rylance, "Twelfth Night"
Best Featured Actress in a Musical: Lena Hall, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"
Best Leading Actor in a Musical: Neil Patrick Harris, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"
Best Featured Actor in a Musical: James Monroe Iglehart, "Aladdin"
Best Score: Jason Robert Brown, "The Bridges of Madison County"
Best Director of a Play: Kenny Leon, "A Raisin in the Sun"
Best Director of a Musical: Darko Tresnjak, "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder"
Best Book of a Musical: Robert L. Freedman, "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Best Lighting Design of a Play: Natasha Katz, "The Glass Menagerie"
Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Kevin Adams, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"
Best Costume Design of a Play: Jenny Tiramani, "Twelfth Night"
Best Costume Design of a Musical: Linda Cho, "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder"
Best Featured Actress in a Play: Sophie Okonedo, "A Raisin in the Sun"
Best Choreography: Warren Carlyle, "After Midnight"
Best Orchestrations: Jason Robert Brown, "The Bridges of Madison County"
Best Scenic Design of a Play: Beowulf Boritt, "Act One"
Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Christopher Barreca, "Rocky"
Best Sound Design of a Play: Steve Canyon Kennedy, "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill"
Best Sound Design of a Musical: Brian Ronan, "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical"
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater: Costume designer Jane Greenwood
Isabelle Stevenson Award: Rosie O'Donnell
The awards were handed on on CBS, but not live in all time zones.
More about Tony Awards, Tonys, Awards, Honors, Broadway
More news from
Entertainment Video
Latest News
Top News