Sunday, June 15, 2008

2008 TONY AWARDS at Radio City Music Hall

Although I haven't seen many of the nominated Broadway shows, I attended the 62nd Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall. Hosted by Tony and Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg, the show featured an opening number from "LION KING" which celebrates its 10th anniversary, as well as appearance by the original cast of RENT which closes in September (pictured above). One of the most memorable performances of the night was given by Patti Lupone who won Best Actress in a Musical for the revival of GYPSY. "IN THE HEIGHTS," a joyous celebration of Latino life in upper Manhattan, was named best musical while "AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY," Tracy Letts' tale of a dysfunctional Oklahoma family, took best play. But the lavish production of "SOUTH PACIFIC" picked up seven prizes (more than any other show), including musical revival.

Daniel Radcliffe red carpet interview (posted by drcouk). Mr. Radcliffe, a presenter at the 2008 Tony Awards, will make his Broadway debut in EQUUS in September

Opening Number from THE LION KING (Circle of Life)
List of winners for the 62nd annual Tony Awards:
Play (and playwrights): "August: Osage County" (Tracy Letts).
Musical: "In the Heights."
Book-Musical: "Passing Strange" (Stew).
Original Score (music and/or lyrics): "In the Heights" (Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda).
Revival-Play: "Boeing-Boeing."
Revival-Musical: "South Pacific."
Actor-Play: Mark Rylance, "Boeing-Boeing."
Actress-Play: Deanna Dunagan, "August: Osage County."
Actor-Musical: Paulo Szot, "South Pacific."
Actress-Musical: Patti LuPone, "Gypsy."
Featured Actor-Play: Jim Norton, "The Seafarer."
Featured Actress-Play: Rondi Reed, "August: Osage County."
Featured Actor-Musical: Boyd Gaines, "Gypsy."
Featured Actress-Musical: Laura Benanti, "Gypsy."
Direction-Play: Anna D. Shapiro, "August: Osage County."
Direction-Musical: Bartlett Sher, "South Pacific."
Choreography: Andy Blankenbuehler, "In the Heights."
Orchestrations: Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman, "In the Heights."
Scenic Design-Play: Todd Rosenthal, "August: Osage County."
Scenic Design-Musical: Michael Yeargen, "South Pacific."
Costume Design-Play: Katrina Lindsay, "Les Liaisons Dangereuses."
Costume Design-Musical: Catherine Zuber, "South Pacific."
Lighting Design-Play: Kevin Adams, "The 39 Steps."
Lighting Design-Musical: Donald Holder, "South Pacific."
Sound Design-Play: Mic Pool, "The 39 Steps."
Sound Design-Musical: Scott Lehrer, "South Pacific."

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