The 2015 Tony Award Winners Announced



The 2015 Tony Awards were presented on Sunday 7 June at a star-studded ceremony at New York's Radio City Music Hall, presented by Alan Cumming and Tony nominee Kristin Chenoweth.

The 69th annual awards were televised live on CBS, and featured performances from all of the Tony nominated Best musicals and revivals. Other performances included singer Josh Groban, and the largest performance ever performed at the Awards, incorporating all performers for a heart-warming 'in memoriam' segment.

History was made as Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori became the first female writing team to win Tony Awards for Book and Score for a Musical.

After six nominations, Kelli O'Hara took home the award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in 'The King and I' at the Lincoln Center. Michael Cerveris took home his second Tony Award for his role in 'Fun Home'.

On the play front, British actors Helen Mirren and Alex Sharp won the awards for Best Actress and Actor in a Play.

The winners are in green below in each category:

Best Play:

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Disgraced
  • Hand to God
  • Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2

Best Musical:

  • An American in Paris
  • Fun Home
  • Something Rotten!
  • The Visit

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

Best 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 1 & 2
  • Bill Nighy: Skylight
  • Alex Sharp: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best 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

Best 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 Yazbek: On The Town

Best 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

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play:

  • Matthew Beard: Skylight
  • K. Todd Freeman: Airline Highway
  • Richard McCabe: The Audience
  • Alessandro Nivola: The Elephant Man
  • Nathaniel Parker: Wolf Hall, Parts 1 & 2
  • Micah Stock: It’s Only a Play

Best 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 1 & 2
  • Sarah Stiles: Hand to God
  • Julie White: Airline Highway

Best 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

Best 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

Best 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 1 & 2
  • Moritz von Stuelpnagel: Hand to God

Best 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

Best Choreography:

  • Joshua Bergasse: On the Town
  • Christopher Gattelli: The King and I
  • Scott Graham & Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Casey Nicholaw: Something Rotten!
  • Christopher Wheeldon: An American in Paris

Best Book of a Musical:

  • An American in Paris: Craig Lucas
  • Fun Home: Lisa Kron
  • Something Rotten!: Karey Kirkpatrick & John O'Farrell
  • The Visit: Terrence McNally

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

  • Fun Home:
    Music: Jeanine Tesori
    Lyrics: Lisa Kron
  • The Last Ship:
    Music & Lyrics: Sting
  • Something Rotten!:
    Music & Lyrics: Wayne Kirkpatrick & Karey Kirkpatrick
  • The Visit:
    Music: John Kander
    Lyrics: Fred Ebb

Best Orchestrations:

  • Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky & Bill Elliott: An American in Paris
  • John Clancy: Fun Home
  • Larry Hochman: Something Rotten!
  • Rob Mathes: The Last Ship

Best Scenic Design of a Play:

  • Bunny Christie & Finn Ross: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Bob Crowley: Skylight
  • Christopher Oram: Wolf Hall, Parts 1 & 2
  • David Rockwell: You Can’t Take It with You

Best Scenic Design of a Musical:

  • Bob Crowley & 59 Productions: An American in Paris
  • David Rockwell: On the Twentieth Century
  • Michael Yeargan: The King and I
  • David Zinn: Fun Home

Best Costume Design of a Play:

  • Bob Crowley: The Audience
  • Jane Greenwood: You Can’t Take It with You
  • Christopher Oram: Wolf Hall, Parts 1 & 2
  • David Zinn: Airline Highway

Best Costume Design of a Musical:

  • Gregg Barnes: Something Rotten!
  • Bob Crowley: An American in Paris
  • William Ivey Long: On the Twentieth Century
  • Catherine Zuber: The King and I

Best Lighting Design of a Play:

  • Paule Constable: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Paule Constable & David Plater: Wolf Hall, Parts 1 & 2
  • Natasha Katz: Skylight
  • Japhy Weideman: Airline Highway

Best Lighting Design of a Musical:

  • Donald Holder: The King and I
  • Natasha Katz: An American in Paris
  • Ben Stanton: Fun Home
  • Japhy Weideman: The Visit

Recipients of Awards and Honors in non-competitive categories:

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre:

Tommy Tune

Special Tony Award:

John Cameron Mitchell for his Broadway engagement in the title role of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the show he co-created with Stephen Trask.

Regional Theatre Award:

Cleveland Play House as "an exemplary institution in the American theatrical landscape with its long history of successful seasons and its commitment to fostering the next generation of playwrights and actors."

Isabelle Stevenson Award:

Stephen Schwartz for "his commitment to serving artists and fostering new talent through his work with ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, ASCAP Foundation and helping develop new partnerships as President of the Dramatists Guild."

Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre:

Arnold Abramson (for Scenic Design)
Adrian Bryan-Brown (for Contributions to Broadway Press)
Gene O’Donovan (for Technical Direction)




Total Wins by Production:

Curious Incident...: 5
Fun Home: 5
An American in Paris: 4
The Audience: 2
Something Rotten 1
The King and I: 4
You Can't Take It With You: 1
Wolf Hall: 1
Skylight: 1

- by Dom O'Hanlon

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