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Tony Awards 2011 list, 'Mormon' looks to sweep this year's honors

By April MacIntyre Jun 12, 2011, 21:51 GMT

Tony Awards 2011 list, 'Mormon' looks to sweep this year's honors

"Mormon" is the tale of a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to Africa.

Tonight may see Broadway history as TV's controversial animation kings Trey Parker and Matt Stone's labor of love, "Book of Mormon," sweep the 65th Annual Tony Awards tonight, Sunday at 8 p.m.

The ceremony will honor Broadway shows for the 2010-2011 season with Emmy winner Neil Patrick Harris hosting.

"Mormon" is the tale of a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to Africa.

The show features Josh Gad as Elder Cunningham, Andrew Rannells as Elder Price, Nikki M. James as Nabalungi, Rory O'Malley as Elder McKinley and Michael Potts as Mafala Hatimbi, with Scott Barnhardt, Justin Bohon, Darlesia Cearcy, Kevin Duda, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Brian Tyree Henry, John Eric Parker, Jason Michael Snow, Benjamin Schrader, Michael James Scott, Brian Sears, Lawrence Stallings, Rema Webb, Maia Nkenge Wilson and Tommar Wilson.

With four Emmys and a Peabody award themselves, Parker and Stone make their Broadway musical writing debut with "Mormon."

Their television series "South Park" recently aired its 200th episode and began its 15th season April, 2011.

Presenters at the ceremony this year include Daniel Radcliffe, ames Earl Jones, Harry Connick, Jr., Christie Brinkley,Catherine Zeta-Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Rock, Alec Baldwin, Samuel L. Jackson, Kelsey Grammer, Viola Davis, Vanessa Redgrave, David Hyde Pierce, Marg Helgenberger, Matthew Broderick, Angela Lansbury, Jim Parsons, Joel Grey, Patrick Wilson, Robert Morse, Brooke Shields and Robin Williams.

Here is a cheat sheet for tonight's awards:

Best musical

“The Book of Mormon”
“Catch Me if You Can”
“The Scottsboro Boys”
“Sister Act”

Best play

“Good People” (David Lindsay-Abaire)
“Jerusalem” (Jez Butterworth)
“The Mother… With the Hat” (Stephen Adly Guirgis)
“War Horse” (Nick Stafford)

Best revival of a musical

“Anything Goes”
“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”

Best revival of a play

“Arcadia”
“The Importance of Being Earnest”
“The Merchant of Venice”
“The Normal Heart”

Best book of a musical

“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” (Alex Timbers)
“The Book of Mormon” (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone)
“The Scottsboro Boys” (David Thompson)
“Sister Act”(Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane)

Best original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theater

“The Book of Mormon” (music and lyrics: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone)
“The Scottsboro Boys” (music and lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb)
“Sister Act” (Music: Alan Menken; lyrics: Glenn Slater)
“Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” (music and lyrics: David Yazbek)

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play

Brian Bedford, “The Importance of Being Earnest”
Bobby Cannavale, “The Mother… With the Hat”
Joe Mantello, “The Normal Heart”
Al Pacino, “The Merchant of Venice”
Mark Rylance, “Jerusalem”

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play

Nina Arianda, “Born Yesterday”
Frances McDormand, “Good People”
Lily Rabe, “The Merchant of Venice”
Vanessa Redgrave, “Driving Miss Daisy”
Hannah Yelland, “Brief Encounter”

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical

Norbert Leo Butz, “Catch Me if You Can”
Josh Gad, “The Book of Mormon”
Joshua Henry, “The Scottsboro Boys”
Andrew Rannells, “The Book of Mormon”
Tony Sheldon, “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical

Sutton Foster, “Anything Goes”
Beth Leavel, “Baby It’s You!”
Patina Miller, “Sister Act”
Donna Murphy, “The People in the Picture”

Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a play

Mackenzie Crook, “Jerusalem”
Billy Crudup, “Arcadia”
John Benjamin Hickey, “The Normal Heart”
Arian Moayed, “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo”
Yul Vázquez, “The Mother… With the Hat”

Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a play

Ellen Barkin, “The Normal Heart”
Edie Falco, “The House of Blue Leaves”
Judith Light, “Lombardi”
Joanna Lumley, “La Bête”
Elizabeth Rodriguez, “The Mother… With the Hat”

Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musical

Colman Domingo, “The Scottsboro Boys”
Adam Godley, “Anything Goes”
John Larroquette, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”
Forrest McClendon, “The Scottsboro Boys”
Rory O’Malley, “The Book of Mormon”

Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical

Laura Benanti, “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”
Tammy Blanchard, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”
Victoria Clark, “Sister Act”
Nikki M. James, “The Book of Mormon”
Patti LuPone, “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”

Best scenic design of a play

Todd Rosenthal, “The Mother… With the Hat”
Rae Smith, “War Horse”
Ultz, “Jerusalem”
Mark Wendland, “The Merchant of Venice”

Best scenic design of a musical

Beowulf Boritt, “The Scottsboro Boys”
Derek McLane, “Anything Goes”
Scott Pask, “The Book of Mormon”
Donyale Werle, “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”

Best costume design of a play

Jess Goldstein, “The Merchant of Venice”
Desmond Heeley, “The Importance of Being Earnest”
Mark Thompson, “La Bête”
Catherine Zuber, “Born Yesterday”

Best costume design of a musical

Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner, “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”
Martin Pakledinaz, “Anything Goes”
Ann Roth, “The Book of Mormon”
Catherine Zuber, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”

Best lighting design of a play

Paule Constable, “War Horse”
David Lander, “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo”
Kenneth Posner, “The Merchant of Venice”
Mimi Jordan Sherin, “Jerusalem”

Best lighting design of a musical

Ken Billington, “The Scottsboro Boys”
Howell Binkley, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”
Peter Kaczorowski, “Anything Goes”
Brian MacDevitt, “The Book of Mormon”

Best sound design of a play

Acme Sound Partners & Cricket S. Myers, “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo”
Simon Baker, “Brief Encounter”
Ian Dickinson for Autograph, “Jerusalem”
Christopher Shutt, “War Horse”

Best sound design of a musical

Peter Hylenski, “The Scottsboro Boys”
Steve Canyon Kennedy, “Catch Me if You Can”
Brian Ronan, “Anything Goes”
Brian Ronan, “The Book of Mormon”

Best direction of a play

Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, “War Horse”
Joel Grey & George C. Wolfe, “The Normal Heart”
Anna D. Shapiro, “The Mother… With the Hat”
Daniel Sullivan, “The Merchant of Venice”

Best direction of a musical

Rob Ashford, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”
Kathleen Marshall, “Anything Goes”
Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, “The Book of Mormon”
Susan Stroman, “The Scottsboro Boys”

Best choreography

Rob Ashford, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”
Kathleen Marshall, “Anything Goes”
Casey Nicholaw, “The Book of Mormon”
Susan Stroman, “The Scottsboro Boys”

Best orchestrations

Doug Besterman, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”
Larry Hochman, “The Scottsboro Boys”
Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus, “The Book of Mormon”
Marc Shaiman & Larry Blank, “Catch Me if You Can”

Recipients of awards and honors in non-competitive categories:

Special Tony Award for lifetime achievement in the theater
Athol Fugard
Philip J. Smith

Regional theater Tony Award
Lookingglass Theatre Company (Chicago)
Isabelle Stevenson Award
Eve Ensler

Special Tony Award
Handspring Puppet Company

Tony honor for excellence in the theater
William Berloni
The Drama Book Shop


 



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