@sachinbahal yeah, I wrote the post last weekend and the trailer came out a few days later... and I forgot I wrote that
The 2009 Tony Awards were held last night, and it seems that Broadway loves the story of a kid.
Billy Elliot, the musical based on the movie of the same name, was the big winner last night, taking home a whopping 10 statues. This includes the odd fact that three boys (David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, and Kiril Kulish) will share the award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical due to the rotation of the three through the performance.
Major kudos to Angela Lansbury for winning her fifth Tony for her performance in Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit.
With all of that out of the way, here is the complete list of Tony Awards 2009 Winners.
Best Play: God of Carnage
Best Musical: Billy Elliot
Best Book of a Musical: Billy Elliot
Best Original Score: Next to Normal
Best Revival of a Play: The Norman Conquests
Best Revival of a Musical: Hair
Best Special Theatrical Event: Liza’s at the Palace
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play: Geoffrey Rush – Exit the King
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play: Marcia Gay Harden – God of Carnage
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical: David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, and Kiril Kulish – Billy Elliot
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical: Alice Ripley – Next to Normal
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play: Roger Robinson – Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play: Angela Lansbury – Blithe Spirit
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical: Gregory Jbara – Billy Elliot
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical: Karen Olivo – West Side Story
Best Direction of a Play: Matthew Marchus – God of Carnage
Best Direction of a Musical: Stephen Daldry – Billy Elliot
Best Choreographer: Peter Darling – Billy Elliot
Best Orchestrations: Martin Koch – Billy Elliot
Michael Starobin and Tom Kitt – Next to Normal
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Jerry Herman