Red Wins Big at Tony Awards
Red topped the 64th annual Tonys, taking home six trophies, including one for best play. Memphis won four awards, including best musical.
Check out all the stars on the Tonys red carpet
It was a star-friendly night, hosted by Promises, Promises star Sean Hayes. Sunday night's ceremony began with Broadway newbie Scarlett Johansson winning best performance by a featured actress in a play for her role in A View from the Bridge. Catherine Zeta-Jones took home the Tony for best performance by a leading actress in a musical for her Broadway debut in A Little Night Music. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis also went home winners for best leading actor and actress in the play Fences (which took the award for best revival of a play).
The evening was filled with performances from the season's Broadway hits, including Fela!, American Idiots and La Cage aux Folles. Also on hand to perform high-energy solos were Glee stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele. There was even a long, lingering kiss between Hayes and Promises, Promises co-star Kristin Chenoweth — an apparent dig at a Newsweek article that argued that gay actors rarely can pull off a convincing straight role.
Check out the full list of winners:
Best Play: Red
Best Musical: Memphis
Best Book of a Musical: Memphis by Joe DiPietro
Best Original Score Written for the Theatre: Memphis
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 Theatre: Alan Ayckbourn and Marian Seldes
Regional Theatre Tony Award: The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Waterford, Connecticut
Isabelle Stevenson Award: David Hyde Pierce