2014 Tony Awards Did Not Disappoint. Neither Will the 2015 Tonys
Despite humble ticket sales, barely known actors and scant tourist appeal, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” took home the Tony for best musical this year, as the awards show spread the love all around. Bryan Cranston, best known for his role as Walter White on "Breaking Bad," took home the best actor award for playing petulant president Lyndon B. Johnson in Robert Schenkkan’s “All the Way,” which, coincidentally won the Tony for best play. Sitcom star and four-time Tony host Neil Patrick Harris got the nod for his gender-bending role as Hedwig in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”
The performer of the night was Audra McDonald. She only won her sixth Tony award, this time for her depiction of a downtrodden Billie Holliday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.” The best actress in a musical was Jessie Mueller for her portrayal of Carole King in “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.” Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” received three awards--one for Kenny Leon for best director of a revival, one for Sophie Okonedo for best supporting actress and one for best revival of a play.
Neil Patrick Harris, outrageous as ever, took his performance of “Sugar Daddy” to the audience. He lapped Samuel L. Jackson's glasses and gave Sting a lap dance. Host Hugh Jackman hopped through Radio City Music Hall before settling in to singing and dancing with best actress nominees.
“Gentleman’s Guide” didn't just win for best musical. It also won best director in a musical revival for Broadway newcomer Darko Tresnjak and for the book from which it was adapted by Robert L. Freedman.
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