The 65th Annual Tony Awards took home three trophies at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 15. The 2011 Tony ceremony earned awards for Outstanding Special Class Program, Outstanding Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming (tying with the Grammy Awards) and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics (for Adam Schlesinger and David Javerbaum’s “It’s Not Just for Gays Anymore,” performed by Neil Patrick Harris).
NBC’s Broadway-themed dramedy Smash took home one award as Joshua Bergasse picked up his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography for his work on three routines: “National Pastime,” “Let’s Be Bad” and “Never Met A Wolf.” Smash was nominated but did not win in three other categories: Outstanding Guest Actress (Uma Thurman), Outstanding Music Composition (Marc Shaiman and Chris Bacon) and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics (for Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s “Let Me Be Your Star,” which has become the show’s de facto theme song).
Other theater-related victories include the PBS Great Performances installment of Memphis (which won Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Miniseries, Movie or Special) and The Kennedy Center Honors (Outstanding Variety Special).
The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will air on September 22 on ReelzChannel. The Primetime Emmy Awards air September 23 on ABC. To relive the Emmy-winning opening number from the 2011 Tony Awards click below!