TROPHY MEN: Robert Lopez, Stone and Parker pose with their awards.
Unsurprisingly, the irreverent musical The Book of Mormon (from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone) walked away with the coveted Best Musical trophy Sunday night at the Beacon Theatre in New York, as well as eight other Tony Awards, from a leading 14 nominations. Other multiple winners at the show, annually put on by the American Theatre Wing to honour the finest on the Great White Way, included the HIV/AIDS drama The Normal Heart and the puppetry-enhanced vehicle War Horse, which galloped its way to snagging Best Play and a slew of technical awards.
Some of who else took home hardware:
Best Musical: The Book of Mormon
Best Play: War Horse
Best Lead Actress in a Play: Frances McDormand, Good People
Best Lead Actor in a Play: Mark Rylance, Jerusalem
Best Lead Actress in a Musical: Sutton Foster, Anything Goes
Best Lead Actor in a Play: Norbert Leo Butz, Catch Me If You Can
Best Featured Actress in a Play: Ellen Barkin, The Normal Heart
Best Featured Actor in a Play: John Benjamin Hickey, The Normal Heart
Best Featured Actress in a Musical: Nikki M. James, The Book of Mormon
Best Featured Actor in a Musical: John Larroquette, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Best Revival of a Play: The Normal Heart
Best Revival of a Musical: Anything Goes