The 2014 Tony Awards were held at
Radio City Music Hall on June 8th hosted by Hugh Jackman.
The Tony Award, recognizes achievement in live Broadway
theater. The Tony Awards are considered the highest U.S.
theatre honor and are presented by the American Theater
Wing and The Broadway League.
The awards were televised live
on CBS and streamed portions of red carpet arrivals and
winners in the press room were viewed by audiences around
the world. This year presenters and performers included:
Clint Eastwood, Orlando Bloom, Tina Fey, Carole King,
Bradley Cooper, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Hudson, Sting, Patti
LaBelle, LL Cool Jay, Sutton Foster and many more.
The evening also featured
performances by the casts of this year’s Best Musical
Nominees: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Aladdin,
After Midnight, and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
Performances for Best Musical Revival included: Les
Miserables, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Violet.
Big winners of the night included
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder with 4 Tony wins
including Best New Musical, and Best Revival of a Musical
for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Neil Patrick Harris
(who won is first Tony Award as the lead). Best New Play
went to All The Way and its lead Bryan Cranston, winning a
Tony in his Broadway debut. The winner for Best Rival of a
Play was A Raisin the Sun, with 3 wins.
The Tony Awards are given for Broadway
productions and performances. Several discretionary
non-competitive awards are also given, including Special
Tony Awards ( this year honorees were: Joseph Benincasa,
Joan Marcus, and Charlotte Wilcox) and the Isabelle
Stevenson Award, this year's recipient was Rosie O'Donnell.
The awards are named after Antoinette Perry, co-founder of
the American Theatre Wing.
For a complete list of winners see: