Saturday, June 26, 2004

The Tonys: Puppets Take Broadway

This year's Tony Awards made history when Phylicia Rashad became the first African-American to win a Tony for leading actress, for her portrayal of the tough matriarch in A Raisin in the Sun. Here are some of the winners:

- Best Play: I Am My Own Wife

- Best Musical: Avenue Q (a puppet show)

- Best Leading Actress in a Play: Phylicia Rashad, A Raisin in the Sun

- Best Leading Actor in a Play: Sean "Puffy" Combs (just kidding...Jefferson Mays, I Am My Own Wife

- Best Leading Actress in a Musical: Idina Menzel, Wicked

- Best Leading Actor in a Musical: Hugh Jackman, The Boy from Oz

- Best Featured Actor in a Play: Brian F. O'Byrne, Frozen

- Best Featured Actress in a Play: Audra McDonald, A Raisin in the Sun

- Best Featured Actor in a Musical: Michael Cerveris, Assassins

- Best Featured Actress in a Musical: Anika Noni Rose, Caroline, or Change

- Best Revival of a Play: Henry IV

- Best Revival of a Musical: Assassins

- Best Book of a Musical: Jff Whitty, Avenue Q

- Best Direction of a Play: Jack O'Brien, Henry IV

- Best Direction of a Musical: Joe Mantello, Assassins

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