The 2015 Tony Awards: The winners and performances
Helen Mirren, Bradley Cooper, Alan Cumming and more...
Broadway may have had the night off last night but the stars of the stage were out in force to attend the 69th annual Tony Awards at New York's Radio City Music Hall, where hosts Alan Cumming and Kristen Chenoweth held the evening together as the cheeky Tony winning duo.
And there was plenty to celebrate as this year has seen the Broadway box office take record breaking sales...
As ever there were plenty of quips at the expense of the film and television industries, and Harvey Weinstein, who this year produced the Broadway production of Finding Neverland, took some ribbing, in song form, from Chenoweth and Cumming who joked about his box office wealth.
The big winner of the night was Fun Home, which picked up five trophies in key musical categories like 'Best Musical', 'Best Actor in a Musical', for Michael Cerveris, 'Best Director of a Musical', and 'Best Book of a Musical'. The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time, a book adaptation that transferred from London's West End, tied with five as well, including 'Best Play' and the 'Best Actor' prize for young Alex Sharp. The King and I followed closely on their heels with four Tonys, including one for Broadway veteran, Kelli O'Hara who won 'Best Leading Actress in a Musical.'
Dame Helen Mirren held onto her crown wining 'Best Leading Actress in a Play' for yet another depiction of Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience, which also transferred from London's West End. She opened her acceptance speech with: "Your Majesty, you've done it again," expressing thanks to the Queen, whose role has earned Mirren a myriad of accolades and awards. The Tony Award means that Mirren is now only a Grammy Award away from gaining legendary EGOT status – as she already has an Emmy, Oscar and now a Tony under her belt.
Performances came from the cast of Finding Neverland, a solo performance from Chita Rivera who sang a song from The Visit, Lisa Howard and Tyne Daly performed a song from It Shoulda Been You, and the show closed with a big number from Jersey Boys.
Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming
Kiefer Sutherland and Rita Wilson
Larry David, Jason Alexander
Jennifer Lopez, Nick Jonas and Kiesza
Thomas Sadoski and Amanda Seyfried
Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale
Jim Parsons, Taylor Schilling
John Cameron Mitchell