posted June 16, 2008 09:53 AM
Broadway Revivals Win Top Prizes At Tony Awards
16 June 2008 1:03 AM, PDT
Old-fashioned Broadway revivals Gypsy and South Pacific ruled at the 62nd annual Tony Awards on Sunday, taking home the top awards of the night.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific edged out competition from beloved favourites Grease and Sunday in the Park with George to claim the award for Best Revival of a Musical, as well as six other awards, including best actor - for the lead, Paulo Szot - and a best director prize for Bartlett Sher.
Stephen Sondheim, whose shows Gypsy and Sunday in the Park With George were both competing for best musical revival, was honoured with a lifetime achievement award.
The ceremony, which was hosted by actress Whoopi Goldberg, featured performances by the casts of stage shows such as The Lion King, Rent, The Little Mermaid and Young Frankenstein.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Play: "August: Osage County"
Musical: "In the Heights"
Book-Musical: "Passing Strange"
Original Score (music and/or lyrics): "In the Heights"
Revival-Musical: "South Pacific"
Actor-Play: Mark Rylance, "Boeing-Boeing"
Actress-Play: Deanna Dunagan, "August: Osage County"
Actor-Musical: Paulo Szot, "South Pacific"
Actress-Musical: Patti LuPone, "Gypsy"
Featured Actor-Play: Jim Norton, "The Seafarer"
Featured Actress-Play: Rondi Reed, "August: Osage County"
Featured Actor-Musical: Boyd Gaines, "Gypsy"
Featured Actress-Musical: Laura Benanti, "Gypsy"
Direction-Play: Anna D. Shapiro, "August: Osage County"
Direction-Musical: Bartlett Sher, "South Pacific"
Choreography: Andy Blankenbuehler, "In the Heights"
Orchestrations: Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman, "In the Heights"
Scenic Design-Play: Todd Rosenthal, "August: Osage County"
Scenic Design-Musical: Michael Yeargen, "South Pacific"
Costume Design-Play: Katrina Lindsay, "Les Liaisons Dangereuses"
Costume Design-Musical: Catherine Zuber, "South Pacific"
Lighting Design-Play: Kevin Adams, "The 39 Steps"
Lighting Design-Musical: Donald Holder, "South Pacific"
Sound Design-Play: Mic Pool, "The 39 Steps"
Sound Design-Musical: Scott Lehrer, "South Pacific"
Regional Theater Tony Award: Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Special Tony Award: Robert Russell Bennett
Lifetime Achievement Award: Stephen Sondheim