'The Book of Mormon' Wins Best Musical at 2011 Tony Awards


'The Book of Mormon' Wins Best Musical at 2011 Tony Awards


The religious satire musical leads the full winner list of the event with nine kudos, including Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical trophies.

"The Book of Mormon" leads the full winner list of 2011 Tony Awards. The religious satire musical rakes in nine prizes out of 14 nominations, beating the likes of "Anything Goes" and even "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" which stars Daniel Radcliffe.

The musical grabs Best Musical award as well as Scenic Design of a Musical trophy. It also helps Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone bag Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater kudos.

Racing behind "The Book of Mormon" is "War Horse" with five awards, including Best Play. The play, which is based on the book of the same name, also snatches Best Lighting Design of a Play, Sound Design of a Play, and Direction of a Play trophies. Through the play, Rae Smith wins Best Scenic Design of a Play award.

"Jerusalem" and "Good People" are among plays and musicals winning one award each. "Jerusalem" takes home Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play kudo for Mark Rylance, while "Good People" boosts Frances McDormand to grab Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play.

The special awards are presented to Handspring Puppet Company and Lookingglass Theatre Company. The puppetry performance and design company wins Special Tony Award for "creating lifelike horses". In the meantime, the theater company receives Regional Theatre Tony Award.

Full Winner List of 2011 Tony Awards:

  • Best Musical: "The Book of Mormon"
  • Best Play: "War Horse"
  • Best Revival of a Play: "The Normal Heart"
  • Best Revival of a Musical: "Anything Goes"
  • Best Book of a Musical: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone - "The Book of Mormon"
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone - "The Book of Mormon"
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Mark Rylance - "Jerusalem"
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Frances McDormand - "Good People"
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Norbert Leo Butz - "Catch Me If You Can"
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Sutton Foster - "Anything Goes"
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: John Benjamin Hickey - "The Normal Heart"
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Ellen Barkin - "The Normal Heart"
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: John Larroquette - "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Nikki M James - "The Book of Mormon"
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play: Rae Smith - "War Horse"
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Scott Pask - "The Book of Mormon"
  • Best Costume Design of a Play: Desmond Heeley - "The Importance of Being Earnest"
  • Best Costume Design of a Musical: Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner - "Priscilla Queen of the Desert"
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play: Paule Constable - "War Horse"
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Brian MacDevitt - "The Book of Mormon"
  • Best Sound Design of a Play: Christopher Shutt - "War Horse"
  • Best Sound Design of a Musical: Brian Ronan - "The Book of Mormon"
  • Best Direction of a Play: Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris - "War Horse"
  • Best Direction of a Musical: Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker - "The Book of Mormon"
  • Best Choreography: Kathleen Marshall - "Anything Goes"
  • Best Orchestrations: Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus - "The Book of Mormon"
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