The Book of Mormon, the irreverent and hilarious Broadway debut of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, won nine awards at last night's Tonys, including Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical. The show, which was nominated for a total of 14 awards, also won for sound, lighting, direction, orchestration, set design and actress in a featured role.
War Horse, a drama about an English boy and his horse in World War I featuring innovative use of puppetry, won for Best Play. The show, which will soon be adapted for film by Steven Spielberg, also won for direction, set design, lighting and sound in the play categories.
Other major winners last night included John Larroquette taking home the prize for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his Broadway debut in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Ellen Barkin winning Best Performance by anRead More »from ‘The Book of Mormon’ Triumphs at the Tony Awards