11 Jun 2012
Last night, held at the Beacon Theater in New York City, were the 66th annual 2012 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards! On this night celebrating Broadway theater, something was different. Unlike the usual big-star production winners, this year’s winners were those with less-known actors!
“Once,” a bittersweet romance of two Dublin musicians who fall in love, was the unanimous winner taking home 8 Tony Awards! Written by Irish playwright Enda Walsh and directed by John Tiffany, this musical won, most notably, “Best Musical” and “Best Actor” for Steve Kazee‘s performance. Who would’ve known it was considered “low budget” for a Broadway musical? Winning 8 Tony Awards was a prequel to the classic Peter Pan story, “Peter and the Starcatcher.” Although winning many awards, the winner of “Best Play” was awarded to Bruce Norris‘s satire of race relations “Clybourne Park.” 11 Musicals took home at least 1 Tony Award, out of a possible 37 shows. Not at all bad for spreading the awards across almost a third of the contestants!
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