Red topped the 64th annual Tonys, taking home six trophies, including one for best play. Memphis won four awards, including best musical.
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