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Tony Awards 2014: Winners and Their Fashion Display

By Ma Evelyn Castino Quilas
June 10, 2014 6:17 PM EST

Tony Awards 2014: Winners and Their Fashion Display

Hollywood and Broadway celebrities sparkled as they flocked to the Radio City Music Hall, New York on Sunday evening for the Tony Awards 2014.


According to the Tony Awards Web site, this recognition is also called "The Anthoinette Perry Award of Excellence in Theatre." The annual ceremony gave due recognition for the exemplary Broadway productions and performances. It is considered as the highest theatre honor in the United States and is presented by American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League.


For the Best Play category, "All the Way" grabbed the award ahead of the other nominees "Act One," "Casa Valentina," "Mothers and Sons," and "Outside Mullingar." On the other hand, "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" took home the Best Musical Award. It triumphed over the other contenders "After Midnight," "Aladdin," and "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical."


"A Raisin in the Sun" secured the spot for Best Revival of a Play. Other nominees for the said category include "The Cripple of Inishmaan," "The Glass Menagerie," and "Twelfth Night." For the category on Best Revival of a Musical, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" emerged as the winner ahead of "Les Misérables" and "Violet."


In addition to the Best Musical Award, "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" also seized the award for Best Book of a Musical. Other nominees for the said category are "Alladin," "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," and "Bullets over Broadway."


Meanwhile, Audra McDonald of "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" grabbed the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play. Other nominees for the said category include Tyne Daly of "Mothers and Sons," La Tanya Richardson Jackson of "A Raisin in the Sun," Cherry Jones for "The Glass Menagerie," and Estelle Parsons for "The Velocity of Autumn."


For the male counterpart category, Bryan Cranston of "All the Way" brought home the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play. His fellow contenders for the said award are Samuel Barnett of "Twelfth Night," Chris O'Dowd of "Of Mice and Men," Mark Rylance of "Richard III," and "Tony Shalhoub of "Act One."


Jesse Mueller grabbed the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her performance in "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical." She bested the other nominees Mary Brdget Davies of "A Night with Janis Joplin," Sutton Foster of "Violet," Idina Menzel of "If/Then," and Kelly O'Hara of "The Bridges of Madison County."


Neil Patrick Harris of ""Hedwig and the Angry Inch" took home the award for the category Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. He won over other nominees Ramin Karimloo of "Les Misérables," Andy Karl of "Rocky," and Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham both from "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder."


Mark Rylance of "Twelfth Night" won the award for the category Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play. His co-stars Paul Chahidi and Stephen Fry were also nominated for the said category along with Reed Birney of "Casa Valentina" and Brian J. Smith of "The Glass Menagerie."


For the female counterpart, Sophie Okonedo of "A Raisin in the Sun" garnered the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play. Her fellow contenders for the said category are Sarah Greene of "The Cripple of Inishmaan," Celia Keenan-Bolger of "The Glass Menagerie," Anika Noni Rose of "A Raisin in the Sun," and Mare Winningham of "Casa Valentina."


In addition, James Monroe Iglehard of "Aladdin" won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical. He bested fellow nominees Danny Burstein of "Cabaret," Nick Cordero of "Bullets Over Broadway," Joshua Henry of "Violet," and Jarrod Spector of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical."


Lena Hall of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" garnered the spot for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical. She bested other nominees Linda Emond of "Cabaret," Anika Larsen of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," Adriane Lenox of "After Midnight," and Lauren Worsham of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder."


For the category Best Original Score in Music and/or Lyrics Written for the Theatre, "The Bridges of Madison County" emerged as winner ahead of fellow contenders "Alladin," "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder," and "If/Then."


Meanwhile, Beowulf Boritt of "Act One" grabbed the award for Best Scenic Design of a Play. Other contenders for the said award are Bob Crowley of "The Glass Menagerie," Ed Devlin of "Machinal," and Christopher Oram of "The Cripple of Inishmaan."


For the category Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Christopher Barreca of "Rocky" took home the award. His fellow nominees are Julian Crouch of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," Alexander Dodge of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder," and Santo Loquasto of "Bullets Over Broadway."


In addition, Jenny Tiramani of "Twelth Night" secured the award for Best Costume Design of a Play. She bested other nominees Jane Greenwood of "Act One," Michael Krass of "Machinal", and Rita Ryack of "Casa Valentina."


Linda Cho of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" won the award for Best Costume Design of a Musical. Other contenders for the said category are William Ivey Long of "Bullets Over Broadway," Arianne Phillips of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," and Isabel Toledo of "After Midnight."


For the category Best Lightning Design of a Play, Natasha Katz of "The Glass Menagerie" got the award. Her fellow contenders are Paule Constable of "The Cripple of Inishmaan," Jane Cox of "Machinal," and Japhy Weideman of "Of Mice and Men."


Meanwhile, Kevin Adams of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" took home the award Best Lighting Design of a Musical. He won over Christopher Akerlind of "Rocky," Howell Binkley of "After Midnight," and Donald Holder of "The Bridges of Madison County."


For the category Best Sound Design of a Play, Steve Canyon Kennedy of "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" emerged as the winner. He moved ahead of Alexander Baranowski of "The Cripple of Inishmaan," Dan Moses Schreier of "Act One," and Matt Tierney of "Machinal."


Brian Ronan of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" grabbed the place for Best Sound Design of a Musical. He bested other nominees Peter Hylenski of "After Midnight," Tim O'Heir of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," and Mick Potter of "Les Misérables."


Kenny Leon of "A Raisin in the Sun" won the category Best Direction of a Play. His fellow nominees for the said category  are Tim Carroll of "Twelfth Night," Michael Grandage of "The Cripple of Inishmaan," and John Tiffany of "The Glass Menagerie."


For the category Best Direction of a Musical, Darko Tresnjak of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" secured the spot. He moved ahead of fellow nominees Warren Carlyle of "After Midnight," Michael Mayer of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," and Leigh Silverman of "Violet."


Warren Carlyle of "After Midnight" won also the Best Choreography award on top of Best Direction of a Musical. He bested fellow nominees Steven Hogget and Kelly Devine of "Rocky," Casey Nicholaw of "Aladdin," and Susan Stroman of "Bullets Over Broadway."


Finally, Jason Robert Brown of "The Bridges of Madison County" got the award for Best Orchestrations. Other nominees for the said category are Dough Besterman of "Bullets Over Broadway," Steve Sidwell of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," and Jonathan Tunick of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder."


To see the fashion display of the winners as they receive the awards for Tony Awards 2014, please see the slideshow above.


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