Tony Awards 2012
Broadway’s Biggest Night- The 2012 Tony Awards took place this past Sunday at the Beacon Theatre in New York, June 10 and all of Broadway’s stars were shining!
The musical that took away an astounding 8 Tony’s was the celebrated new musical based on the Academy Award winning film-ONCE.
BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL - Enda Walsh
BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL - Steve Kazee
BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL - Bob Crowley
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL - Natasha Katz
BEST SOUND DESIGN IN A MUSICAL - Clive Goodwin
BEST DIRECTION - John Tiffany
BEST ORCHESTRATIONS - Martin Lowe
The inventive play “Peter and the Starcatcher” was next with five awards, but most every show came away with something to crow about. Bruce Norris’ “Clybourne Park,” the remarkably perceptive Pulitzer Prize-winning play about race and real estate, won the best play Tony.
Audra McDonald was named best lead actress in a musical and her “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” was named best musical revival. This is her fifth Tony Award, tying the competitive record held by Angela Lansbury and Julie Harris. ”I was a little girl with a potbelly and afro puffs, hyperactive and overdramatic. And I found the theater, and I found my home,” McDonald said.