Mormons, Soldiers and AIDS Activists Dominate 2011 Tonys

06/13/2011 8:56 AM |

2011 Tony Awards

As expected, Book of Mormon, the musical about Mormon missionaries sent to Uganda created by South Park co-creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker with Avenue Q‘s Robert Lopez, swept last night’s Tony Awards, leading the way with nine trophies including best musical, best original score, best direction in a musical and best book. The other big winners were WWI equestrian epic War Horse, which won all five categories in which it was nominated (including best play and best direction in a play) plus a special prize for puppetry, and AIDS activism dramaThe Normal Heart, which took three including best revival of a play. Full winners’ list after the jump.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Ellen Barkin, The Normal Heart

Best Orchestrations
Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus, The Book of Mormon

Best Original Score
Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone, The Book of Mormon

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
John Benjamin Hickey, The Normal Heart

Best Choreography
Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes

Best Direction of a Musical
Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, The Book of Mormon

Best Direction of a Play
Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, War Horse

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Nikki M. James, The Book of Mormon

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Brian Ronan, The Book of Mormon

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
John Larroquette, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Best Sound Design of a Play
Christopher Shutt, War Horse

Best Costume Design of a Play
Desmond Heeley, The Importance of Being Earnest

Best Book of a Musical
Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone, The Book of Mormon

Best Revival of a Play
The Normal Heart

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Tim Chappel & LIzzy Gardiner, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Rae Smith, War Horse

Best Play
War Horse

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Athol Fugard

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

Isabelle Stevenson Award for Humanitarian Efforts
Eve Ensler

Special Tony Award
The Handspring Puppet Company (for work on War Horse)

Regional Theatre Award
Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago, Ill.

Best Revival of a Musical
Anything Goes

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Scott Pask, The Book of Mormon

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Frances McDormand, Good People

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Sutton Foster, Anything Goes

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Brian MacDevitt, The Book of Mormon

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Paule Constable, War Horse

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Mark Rylance, Jerusalem

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Norbert Leo Butz, Catch Me If You Can

Best Musical
The Book of Mormon