The 2011 Tony Award Winners




The 65th Tony Awards winners were presented this evening (12 Jun 2011) at a ceremony hosted by Neil Patrick Harris at Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

The biggest winner of this year's Tony Awards is the Broadway musical comedy The Book of Mormon, which received nine awards, including Best Musical, followed by War Horse, which received five awards, including Best Play.

The Scottsboro Boys saw the evenings biggest disappointment, having been nominated in twelve categories, the play walked away empty handed.

Total Nominations won by Production:
9 wins for The Book of Mormon
5 wins for War Horse
3 wins for Anything Goes
3 wins for The Normal Heart
1 win for Catch Me If You Can
1 win for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
1 win for The Importance of Being Earnest
1 win for Jerusalem
1 win for Good People
1 win for Priscilla Queen of the Desert


2011 Tony Award winners by category are:
Winners are in red font


Best Play:

  • Good People: David Lindsay-Abaire
  • Jerusalem: Jez Butterworth
  • The Motherf**ker with the Hat: Stephen Adly Guirgis
  • War Horse: Nick Stafford

Best Musical:

  • The Book of Mormon
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • The Scottsboro Boys
  • Sister Act

Best Book of a Musical:

  • Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: Alex Timbers
  • The Book of Mormon: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
  • The Scottsboro Boys: David Thompson
  • Sister Act: Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics)
Written for the Theatre:

  • The Book of Mormon:
    Music & Lyrics: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
  • The Scottsboro Boys:
    Music & Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb
  • Sister Act:
    Music: Alan Menken
    Lyrics: Glenn Slater
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown:
    Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek

Best Revival of a Play:

  • Arcadia
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • The Normal Heart

Best Revival of a Musical:

  • Anything Goes
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

  • Brian Bedford; The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Bobby Cannavale; The Motherf**ker with the Hat
  • Joe Mantello; The Normal Heart
  • Al Pacino; The Merchant of Venice
  • Mark Rylance; Jerusalem

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play :

  • Nina Arianda; Born Yesterday
  • Frances McDormand; Good People
  • Lily Rabe; The Merchant of Venice
  • Vanessa Redgrave; Driving Miss Daisy
  • Hannah Yelland; Brief Encounter

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical:

  • Norbert Leo Butz: Catch Me If You Can
  • Josh Gad: The Scottsboro Boys
  • Joshua Henry: The Book of Mormon
  • Tony Sheldon: Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical:

  • Sutton Foster: Anything Goes
  • Beth Leavel: Baby It's You!
  • Patina Miller: Sister Act
  • Donna Murphy: The People in the Picture

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play:

  • Mackenzie Crook: Jerusalem
  • Billy Crudup: Arcadia
  • John Benjamin Hickey: The Normal Heart
  • Arian Moayed: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
  • Yul Vázquez: The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play :

  • Ellen Barkin: The Normal Heart
  • Edie Falco: The House of Blue Leaves
  • Judith Light: Lombardi
  • Joanna Lumley: La Bête
  • Elizabeth Rodriguez: The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical:

  • Colman Domingo: The Scottsboro Boys
  • Adam Godley: Anything Goes
  • John Larroquette: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Forrest McClendon: The Scottsboro Boys
  • Rory O'Malley: The Book of Mormon

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical:

  • Laura Benanti: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
  • Tammy Blanchard: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Victoria Clark: Sister Act
  • Nikki M. James: The Book of Mormon
  • Patti LuPone: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Best Scenic Design of a Play:

  • Todd Rosenthal: The Motherf**ker with the Hat
  • Rae Smith: War Horse
  • Ultz: Jerusalem
  • Mark Wendland: The Merchant of Venice

Best Scenic Design of a Musical:

  • Beowulf Boritt: The Scottsboro Boy
  • Derek McLane: Anything Goes
  • Scott Pask: The Book of Mormon
  • Donyale Werle: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Best Costume Design of a Play:

  • Jess Goldstein: The Merchant of Venice
  • Desmond Heeley: The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Mark Thompson: La Bête
  • Catherine Zuber; Born Yesterday

Best Costume Design of a Musical:

  • Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner: Priscilla Queen of the Desert
  • Martin Pakledinaz: Anything Goes
  • Ann Roth: The Book of Mormon
  • Catherine Zuber: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Best Lighting Design of a Play:

  • Paule Constable: War Horse
  • David Lander: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
  • Kenneth Posner: The Merchant of Venice
  • Mimi Jordan Sherin: Jerusalem

Best Lighting Design of a Musical:

  • Ken Billington: The Scottsboro Boys
  • Howell Binkley: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Peter Kaczorowski: Anything Goes
  • Brian MacDevitt: The Book of Mormon

Best Sound Design of a Play:

  • Acme Sound Partners & Cricket S. Myers: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
  • Simon Baker: Brief Encounter
  • Ian Dickinson for Autograph: Jerusalem
  • Christopher Shutt; War Horse

Best Sound Design of a Musical:

  • Peter Hylenski: The Scottsboro Boys
  • Steve Canyon Kennedy: Catch Me If You Can
  • Brian Ronan: Anything Goes
  • Brian Ronan; The Book of Mormon

Best Direction of a Play:

  • Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris: War Horse
  • Joel Grey & George C. Wolfe: The Normal Heart
  • Anna D. Shapiro: The Motherf**ker with the Hat
  • Daniel Sullivan: The Merchant of Venice

Best Direction of a Musical:

  • Rob Ashford: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Kathleen Marshall: Anything Goes
  • Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker: The Book of Mormon
  • Susan Stroman: The Scottsboro Boys

Best Choreography :

  • Rob Ashford: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Kathleen Marshall: Anything Goes
  • Casey Nicholaw: The Book of Mormon
  • Susan Stroman: The Scottsboro Boys

Best Orchestrations:

  • Doug Besterman: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Larry Hochman: The Scottsboro Boys
  • Larry Hochman & Stephen Oremus: The Book of Mormon
  • Marc Shaiman & Larry Blank: Catch Me If You Can

Winners of the four non-competitive Tony Awards categories were also announced:

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Athol Fugard
Philip J. Smith

The Regional Theatre Tony Award
Lookingglass Theatre Company (Chicago, IL)

Isabelle Stevenson Award
Eve Ensler

Special Tony Award
Handspring Puppet Company

Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre
William Berloni
The Drama Book Shop
Sharon Jensen and Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts


Productions that received multiple nominations:

The Book of Mormon
(9 Awards)
Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical (Nikki M. James)
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Orchestrations
 
War Horse
(5 Awards)
Best Play
Best Scenic Design of a Play
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Best Sound Design of a Play
Best Direction of a Play
 
Anything Goes
(3 Awards)
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical (Sutton Foster)
Best Choreography
 
The Normal Heart
(3 Award)
Best Revival of a Play
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play (John Benjamin Hickey)
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play (Ellen Barkin)
 
Catch Me If You Can
(1 Award)
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (Norbert Leo Butz)
 
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
(1 Award)
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (John Larroquette)
 
The Importance of Being Earnest
(1 Award)
Best Costume Design of a Play
 
Jerusalem
(1 Award)
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play (Mark Rylance)
 
Good People
(1 Award)
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play (Frances McDormand)
 
Priscilla Queen of the Desert
(1 Award)
Best Costume Design of a Musical

The Book of Mormon
(9 Awards)Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical (Nikki M. James)
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Orchestrations War Horse
(5 Awards)Best Play
Best Scenic Design of a Play
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Best Sound Design of a Play
Best Direction of a Play Anything Goes
(3 Awards)Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical (Sutton Foster)
Best Choreography The Normal Heart
(3 Award)Best Revival of a Play
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play (John Benjamin Hickey)
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play (Ellen Barkin) Catch Me If You Can
(1 Award)Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (Norbert Leo Butz) How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
(1 Award)Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (John Larroquette) The Importance of Being Earnest
(1 Award)Best Costume Design of a Play Jerusalem
(1 Award)Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play (Mark Rylance) Good People
(1 Award)Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play (Frances McDormand) Priscilla Queen of the Desert
(1 Award)Best Costume Design of a Musical