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Bryan Cranston, Audra McDonald, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessie Mueller, Sophie Okonedo, Kenny Leon, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, All The Way, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, A Raisin in the Sun and More Take Home 2014 Tony Awards

The 2014 Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, were handed out at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 8, 2014, with Hugh Jackman as host.

Bryan Cranston. Photo by Lia Chang

Bryan Cranston. Photo by Lia Chang

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder garnered four Tonys including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical for Robert L. Freedman, Best Costume Design of a Musical for Linda Cho, and Best Direction of a Musical for Darko Tresnjak.

Robert Schenkkan’s All the Way nabbed two for Best Play, while Bryan Cranston took home his first Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch took home four Tonys including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Neil Patrick Harris, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for Lena Hall, and Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Kevin Adams.

Lena Hall, Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald and Jessie Mueller attend the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Lena Hall, Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald and Jessie Mueller attend the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Kenny Leon winner of the award for Best Direction of a Play for A Raisin in the Sun poses in the press room during the 68th Annual Tony Awards on June 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Kenny Leon winner of the award for Best Direction of a Play for A Raisin in the Sun poses in the press room during the 68th Annual Tony Awards on June 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Lorraine Hansberry’s Raisin in the Sun won three Tonys including Best Revival of Play, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for Sophie Okonedo, and Best Direction of a Play for Kenny Leon.

Audra McDonald made history with her sixth Tony for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her uncanny portrayal of Billie Holiday in Lanie Robertson’s musical play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. McDonald’s other Tonys include Best Featured Actress in a Play (A Raisin in the Sun and Master Class), Best Lead Actress in a Musical (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Ragtime and Carousel).

Jessie Mueller won her first Tony for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for Beautiful – The Carol King Musical; Mark Rylance received his third Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his turn as Olivia in Twelfth Night ; and James Monroe Iglehart won a Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Tony for his Genie in Aladdin.


Below is the full list of 2014 Tony Winners. Congrats to all.

The cast of All The Way. Photo by Evgenia Eliseeva

The cast of All The Way. Photo by Evgenia Eliseeva

Best Play

All The Way

Author:  Robert Schenkkan

Producers:  Jeffrey Richards, Louise Gund, Jerry Frankel, Stephanie P. McClelland, Double Gemini Productions, Rebecca Gold, Scott M. Delman, Barbara H. Freitag, Harvey Weinstein, Gene Korf, William Berlind, Caiola Productions, Gutterman Chernoff, Jam Theatricals, Gabrielle Palitz, Cheryl Wiesenfeld, Will Trice, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, American Repertory Theater

 The Cast and crew of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" poses in the press room during the 68th Annual Tony Awards on June 8, 2014 in New York City.


The Cast and crew of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” poses in the press room during the 68th Annual Tony Awards on June 8, 2014 in New York City.

Best Musical

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Producers:  Joey Parnes, S.D. Wagner, John Johnson, 50 Church Street Productions, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, Jay Alix & Una Jackman, Catherine & Fred Adler, Rhoda Herrick, Kathleen K. Johnson, Megan Savage, ShadowCatcher Entertainment, Ron Simons, True Love Productions, Jamie deRoy, Four Ladies & One Gent, John Arthur Pinckard, Greg Nobile, Stewart Lane & Bonnie Comley, Exeter Capital/Ted Snowdon, Ryan Hugh Mackey, Cricket-CTM Media/Mano-Horn Productions, Dennis Grimaldi/Margot Astrachan, Hello Entertainment/Jamie Bendell, Michael T. Cohen/Joe Sirola, Joseph & Carson Gleberman/William Megevick, Green State Productions, The Hartford Stage, The Old Globe

Ten years after first directing A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway, Kenny Leon is back with a new rendition of the play, starring Denzel Washington and Sophie Okonedo. (Also pictured, from left: David Cromer, Bryce Clyde Jenkins, LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Anika Noni Rose). Courtesy of Rinaldi PR

Ten years after first directing A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway, Kenny Leon is back with a new rendition of the play, starring Denzel Washington and Sophie Okonedo. (Also pictured, from left: David Cromer, Bryce Clyde Jenkins, LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Anika Noni Rose). Courtesy of Rinaldi PR

Best Revival of a Play

A Raisin in the Sun

Producers:  Scott Rudin, Roger Berlind, Eli Bush, Jon B. Platt, Scott M. Delman, Roy Furman, Stephanie P. McClelland, Ruth Hendel, Sonia Friedman/Tulchin Bartner, The Araca Group, Heni Koenigsberg, Daryl Roth, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, Joey Parnes, S.D. Wagner, John Johnson

Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Photo by Joan Marcus

Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Photo by Joan Marcus

Best Revival of a Musical

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Producers:  David Binder, Jayne Baron Sherman, Barbara Whitman, Latitude Link, Patrick Catullo, Raise the Roof, Paula Marie Black, Colin Callender, Ruth Hendel, Sharon Karmazin, Martian Entertainment, Stacey Mindich, Eric Schnall, The Shubert Organization

Best Book of a Musical

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Robert L. Freedman

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

The Bridges of Madison County

Music & Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Bryan Cranston, All The Way

Tony Award winner Audra McDonald accepts the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill' onstage during the 2014 Tony Awards. Credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Tony Award winner Audra McDonald accepts the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill’ onstage during the 2014 Tony Awards.
Credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Actress Jessie Mueller (L) and singer Carole King perform onstage during the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)


Actress Jessie Mueller (L) and singer Carole King perform onstage during the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Jessie Mueller, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

 Samuel Barnett, left, as Viola, and Mark Rylance, as Olivia, in the Shakespeare's Globe production of "Twelfth Night," directed by Tim Carroll, at the Belasco Theatre in New York. Photo by Joan Marcus

Samuel Barnett, left, as Viola, and Mark Rylance, as Olivia, in the Shakespeare’s Globe production of “Twelfth Night,” directed by Tim Carroll, at the Belasco Theatre in New York. Photo by Joan Marcus

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the Sun

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin

Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart and the cast of 'Aladdin' performing at the 2014 Tony Awards. Credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart and the cast of ‘Aladdin’ performing at the 2014 Tony Awards.
Credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Lena Hall, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Beowulf Boritt, Act One

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Christopher Barreca, Rocky

Best Costume Design of a Play

Jenny Tiramani, Twelfth Night

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Linda Cho, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Costume Designer Linda Cho, 2014 Tony Award winner for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. (Photo courtesy of A.C.T.)

Costume Designer Linda Cho, 2014 Tony Award winner for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. (Photo courtesy of A.C.T.)

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Natasha Katz, The Glass Menagerie

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Kevin Adams, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Best Sound Design of a Play

Steve Canyon Kennedy, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Brian Ronan, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Best Direction of a Play

Kenny Leon, A Raisin in the Sun

Best Direction of a Musical

Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Best Choreography

Warren Carlyle, After Midnight

Best Orchestrations

Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County

Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Jane Greenwood

Regional Theatre Award

Signature Theatre, New York, N.Y.

Isabelle Stevenson Award

Rosie O’Donnell

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

Joseph P. Benincasa

Joan Marcus

Charlotte Wilcox

 


Other articles by Lia Chang:
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder Leads 2014 Tony Award Nominations; Bryan Cranston, LaTanya Richardson, Mark Rylance, Audra McDonald, Neil Patrick Harris, Leigh Silverman among nominees
Signature Theatre to Be Honored with the 2014 Regional Theatre Tony Award
Francis Jue, Bryan Cranston, Olympia Dukakis, Paul Daigneault, All The Way, The Jungle Book, The Flick, Tribes, Hairspray Among 32nd Annual Elliot Norton Award Winners
Branden Jacob-Jenkins’ Appropriate, Lisa Kron’s Fun Home, Sonya Tayeh, Emmanuel Brown, Mia Katigbak, K. Todd Freeman, John Earl Jelks Among 2014 OBIE Award Winners
Jun. 4-29: Tony Award–winner BD Wong, Sab Shimono, Julyana Soelistyo, Stan Egi, Orville Mendoza, Paolo Montalban and More Set for A.C.T.’s U.S. Premiere of Orphan of Zhao, a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse 
June 22 – July 27: Blair Underwood, Richard Thomas and Kristen Connolly Lead the Cast of The Old Globe’s Othello, helmed by Barry Edelstein 
Late Night Singing with Garth Kravits at 54 Below with The Skivvies, at Jim Caruso’s Cast Party at Birdland and Michael Raye’s Soul Gathering
June 4: Garth Kravits, Lena Hall, Lesli Margherita, Wesley Taylor and More Strip Down with The Skivvies at 54 Below 
May 31 – June 22: Annette O’Toole Leads Cast of Wendy Wasserstein’s “Third” Helmed by Michael Cumpsty at Two River Theater Company 
June 5-7: National Asian Artists Project To Present All-Asian Production of OLIVER! Featuring Raul Aranas, Anthea Neri, Bonale Zohn Fambrini, Mel Sagrado Maghuyop, Cindy Cheung, Scott Watanabe, Virginia Wing, David Shih and More 
May 28 – June 29: Lisa Joyce, Henry Kelemen and CJ Wilson Join Mary McCann in Atlantic Theater Company’s OUR NEW GIRL
Jun. 23: The Black Stars of The Great White Way Broadway Reunion: Live The Dream at Carnegie Hall Features Chapman Roberts, Norm Lewis, André De Shields, Chuck Cooper, Brandon Victor Dixon and More
Lucille Lortel Awards for Here Lies Love, Fun Home, The Open House, Good Person of Szechwan 
Tony Award Winning Playwright David Henry Hwang Receives $275,000 Doris Duke Artist Award 
Photos: André Braugher, Ami Brabson, Christine Toy Johnson, Antoinette LaVecchia, Richard Topol, Victor Williams, Nikkole Salter, Elizabeth Van Dyke at Oni Faida Lampley’s Tough Titty at the Paradise Factory
Miss Saigon’s Francis Jue Receives Elliot Norton Award Nomination for Outstanding Musical Performance by an Actor 
Photos: Bryan Cranston, Peter Jay Fernandez, Roslyn Ruff, Tamara Tunie, Leslie Uggams, Ruben Santiago-Hudson Celebrate All The Way Opening Night 
Photos: AALDEF Honors Mari Matsuda, Aasif Mandvi, and John Chou in 2014 at 40th Anniversary Celebration 
Photos: Harriet Harris, John Tartaglia, Christine Toy Johnson, Alan Muraoka, James Saito and More celebrate Ann Harada’s Debut at Lincoln Center in the American Songbook Series 
Photos: Steve Rosen, David Rossmer, Hannah Elless, Vadim Feichtner, Cathryn Salamone, Ken Triwush and Kate Wetherhead Celebrate The Other Josh Cohen Opening Night 
Signature’s Production of David Henry Hwang’s Kung Fu, starring Cole Horibe, Phoebe Strole and Francis Jue, extends through April 6, 2014 
Photos: Backstage and Opening Night of Signature’s World Premiere of David Henry Hwang’s Kung Fu 
Celebrating the Year of the Horse with David Henry Hwang’s Kung Fu at Signature Theatre; Previews begin February 4, 2014 
Photos: David Henry Hwang, Annie Baker and Rajiv Joseph honored at Sixth Annual Steinberg Playwright “Mimi” Awards 
Photos: Backstage with Michi Barall and the cast of Regina Taylor’s stop.reset. at Signature Theatre
Photos: The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards and After Party 
Q & A with Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play’s Garth Kravits
Photos: Christine Toy Johnson, Baayork Lee, Jose Llana, Ann Harada, Dodie Pettit and More at Charles Randolph-Wright’s “Three Voices” concert series at Stage 72 
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Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia made her jazz vocalist debut in Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz “LADY” at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York. All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2014 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@gmail.com

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