Who Won 63rd Annual Tony Awards?

Geoffrey Rush at the 2009 Tony Awards
Date: 
Jun 7, 2009

"Billy Elliot" was given the most nominations for the 63rd annual Tony Awards. The musical about a coal miner's son who wants to be a dancer had 15 nominations. The show won ten Tony Awards including Best Musical.

The three actors who play Billy Elliot were nominated together and won for the Best Actor in a Musical award.

"Next To Normal" scored eleven nominations, while the revival of "Hair" and "Shrek the Musical" both received eight nominations.

The Isabelle Stevenson Award was given to Phyllis Newman. The Regional Theatre Award went to Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia. A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Jerry Herman. A special award for Best Special Theatrical Event was given to "Liza's At The Palace."

The 63rd Tony Awards were hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.

Production
Best Musical Billy Elliot The Musical
Billy Elliot The Musical
Best Play God Of Carnage
By Yasmina Reza
God Of Carnage
Revival of a Musical Hair
Hair
Revival of a Play The Norman Conquests
The Norman Conquests
Acting
Lead Actor In A Musical David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik & Kiril Kulish (Billy Elliot The Musical)
Billy Elliot The Musical
Lead Actor In A Play Geoffrey Rush (Exit The King)
Exit The King
Lead Actress In A Musical Alice Ripley (Next To Normal)
Next To Normal
Lead Actress In A Play Marcia Gay Harden (God Of Carnage)
God Of Carnage
Featured Actor In A Musical Gregory Jbara (Billy Elliot The Musical)
Billy Elliot The Musical
Featured Actress In A Musical Karen Olivo (West Side Story)
West Side Story
Featured Actor In A Play Roger Robinson (Joe Turner's Come And Gone)
Joe Turner's Come And Gone
Featured Actress In A Play Angela Lansbury (Blithe Spirit)
Blithe Spirit
Technical
Best Direction Of A Musical Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot The Musical)
Billy Elliot The Musical
Best Direction Of A Play Matthew Warchus (God Of Carnage)
God Of Carnage
Best Book of a Musical Billy Elliot The Musical
Lee Hall
Billy Elliot The Musical
Best Original Score Next To Normal
Tom Kitt (music) & Brian Yorkey (lyrics)
Next To Normal
Best Choreography Billy Elliot The Musical
Peter Darling
Billy Elliot The Musical
Best Orchestrations Next To Normal / Billy Elliot (tie)
Michael Starobin & Tom Kitt (Next To Normal); Martin Koch (Billy Elliot)
Next To Normal / Billy Elliot
Scenic Design Of A Musical Billy Elliot The Musical
Ian MacNeil
Billy Elliot The Musical
Scenic Design Of A Play 33 Variations
Derek McLane
33 Variations
Costume Design Of A Musical Shrek The Musical
Tim Hatley
Shrek The Musical
Costume Design Of A Play Mary Stuart
Anthony Ward
Mary Stuart
Lighting Design Of A Musical Billy Elliot The Musical
Rick Fisher
Billy Elliot The Musical
Lighting Design Of A Play Joe Turner's Come And Gone
Brian MacDevitt
Joe Turner's Come And Gone
Sound Design Of A Musical Billy Elliot The Musical
Paul Arditti
Billy Elliot The Musical
Sound Design Of A Play Equus
Gregory Clarke
Equus