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2015 Tony Awards: 'Fun Home' wins Best Musical

Posted Jun 7, 2015 by Tim O'Brien
UPDATE: "The Jersey Boys" sang "Oh What a Night" and that signaled the end of the 2015 Tony Awards. It is the 10th anniversary of the hit Broadway play.
Helen Mirren has won Tony Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a play  The Audience.
Helen Mirren has won Tony Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a play "The Audience."
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The rousing rendition of the hit song by The Four Seasons capped off quite a night. No, make that "Oh What a Night."
"Fun Home" wins Best Musical as the Tony Awards wrapped up in New York tonight. It was a night of the musical for sure. It seemed like drama took a backseat, if the performances were any indication. The theater year on Broadway saw record attendance and box office, and musicals fill the seats. If the order in which awards were given out is an indication, then musicals ruled the night. Plus, only four plays were in the Play category this time around. That says something.
Kelli O'Hara won Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for "The King and I." Her acceptance speech fired up the audience as she shuffled offstage after praising her teacher and parents. Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical was awarded to Michael Cerveris for “Fun Home.” Cerveris, in his speech, told of a simple concept called home and being accepted.
EARLIER: Alex Sharp won for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." His speech was heartfelt and gave inspiration to young people.
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" is about a young man on a quest to find out who killed the neighbor's dog. The young man was accused of the crime. Then, Josh Groban sang "You'll Never Walk Alone" as the In Memoriam segment was presented.
EARLIER: Best Revival of a Play was awarded to "Skylight" and Best Revival of a Musical" went to "The King and I." The Tony Awards are highlighting many musicals as the night goes on.
EARLIER: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" has won Best Play at the 2015 Tony Awards. Earlier, its director won as well.
EARLIER: Marianne Elliot took home the Tony for play direction for “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” Sam Gold won the director prize for a musical for "Fun Home" as The Tony Awards continue on CBS. It is not being seen in the Pacific Time Zone until later, however.
EARLIER: Helen Mirren won the first award of the evening for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play as the 2015 Tony Awards are underway in New York. Mirren won for playing Queen Elizabeth II in "The Audience." She won an Oscar for playing that role, too.
Other early awards included featured players in both dramas and musicals.
EARLIER: Stars will shine as the 2015 Tony Awards get prepped, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Movie stars will mingle with theater stars, and even TV stars are mixed in.
The Tony Awards take place tonight (June 7). Of the top four major award shows, it is the Tonys that often have the best performances.
However, it is the least watched among the EGOT of awards. The EGOT refers to Emmys, Grammys, Oscars and Tonys.
Tonight will be packed with performances and it is hosted by Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth. There are too many performers/presenters to list, so that will not be done here in this space. One thing is for sure, there will be a performance highlighting the 10th anniversary of "The Jersey Boys."
The presenters list is a who's-who in show business and some may even make one scratch their head. However, the night is jammed with stars. From the likes of recent Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris to Jennifer Lopez, they are going to hit the stage.
Even movie star Bradley Cooper, who is nominated for his role in "The Elephant Man," will present. Each year, they look to see how to raise those TV ratings, and the result is a packed list of presenters and performances. So much so that one will wonder how they fit in the actual handing out of awards.
"An American in Paris" and "Fun Home" lead the way with 12 nominations each. "Something Rotten" follows with 10 while "The King and I" has 9 nominations. For a complete list of nominations, head here.
Winners will be put in bold as they are announced, on CBS. They will also be listed when announced.
Best Play
"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"
"Disgraced"
"Hand to God"
"Wolf Hall Parts One & Two"
Best Revival of a Play
"The Elephant Man"
"Skylight"
"This Is Our Youth"
"You Can’t Take It with You"
Best Revival of a Musical
"The King and I"
"On the Town"
"On the Twentieth Century"
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, “Fun Home”
Robert Fairchild, “An American in Paris”
Brian d’Arcy James, “Something Rotten!”
Ken Watanabe, “The King and I”
Tony Yazbeck, “On the Town”
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Kristin Chenoweth, “On the Twentieth Century”
Leanne Cope, “An American in Paris”
Beth Malone, “Fun Home”
Kelli O’Hara, “The King and I”
Chita Rivera, “The Visit”
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Steven Boyer, “Hand to God”
Bradley Cooper, “The Elephant Man”
Ben Miles, “Wolf Hall Parts One & Two”
Bill Nighy, “Skylight”
Alex Sharp, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Geneva Carr, “Hand to God”
Helen Mirren, "The Audience"
Elisabeth Moss, “The Heidi Chronicles”
Carey Mulligan, “Skylight”
Ruth Wilson, “Constellations”
Direction of a Play
Stephen Daldry, “Skylight”
Marianne Elliott, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
Scott Ellis, “You Can’t Take It with You”
Jeremy Herrin, “Wolf Hall Parts One & Two”
Moritz von Stuelpnagel, “Hand to God”
Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Matthew Beard, "Skylight"
Todd Freeman, "Airline Highway"
Richard McCabe, "The Audience"
Alessandro Nivola, "The Elephant Man"
Nathaniel Parker, "Wolf Hall Parts One & Two"
Micah Stock, "It’s Only a Play"
Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Christian Borle, "Something Rotten!"
Andy Karl, "On the Twentieth Century"
Brad Oscar, "Something Rotten!"
Brandon Uranowitz, "An American in Paris"
Max von Essen, "An American in Paris"
Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Annaleigh Ashford, "You Can’t Take It with You"
Patricia Clarkson, "The Elephant Man"
Lydia Leonard, "Wolf Hall Parts One & Two"
Sarah Stiles, "Hand to God"
Julie White, "Airline Highway"
Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Victoria Clark, "Gigi"
Judy Kuhn, "Fun Home"
Sydney Lucas, "Fun Home"
Ruthie Ann Miles, "The King and I"
Emily Skeggs, "Fun Home"
Direction of a Musical
Sam Gold, “Fun Home”
Casey Nicholaw, “Something Rotten!”
John Rando, “On the Town”
Bartlett Sher, “The King and I”
Christopher Wheeldon, “An American in Paris”