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Hookers! Joseph Smith! Bumblebees! Best Mormon Moments at the 2011 Tony Awards

Hookers! Joseph Smith! Bumblebees! Best Mormon Moments at the 2011 Tony Awards

The Book of Mormon proved to be "God's Favorite Musical" at the 2011 Tony Awards, taking home nine trophies, including Best Musical. The show's dominance could have turned the Tony telecast into a Mormon snoozefest, but the source material and clever jokes helped the ceremony maintain a heavenly momentum. Take a look below at our five favorite Mormon ...

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A 5, 6, 7, 8! Counting Off the Top Five Neil Patrick Harris Tony Moments

A 5, 6, 7, 8! Counting Off the Top Five Neil Patrick Harris Tony Moments

From the moment Neil Patrick Harris uttered his first line as host of the 2011 Tony Awards, “Good evening. I’m teen heartthrob Neil Patrick Harris,” the tone was set for a seriously speedy and side-splitting awards show. From the opening number to the finale rap, the evening flew by as the popular song-and-dance man broke out his comedy guns ...

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Dancing Nuns, Swinging Sailors and Raining Men: We Rate the 2011 Tony Award Performances

Dancing Nuns, Swinging Sailors and Raining Men: We Rate the 2011 Tony Award Performances

Sure, it's fun to see which stars take home Tony Awards on Broadway's biggest night, but for many viewers, the most exciting moments come when casts from the competing musicals take the stage. The performances provide a huge opportunity for shows to showcase themselves to ticket-buyers across the country. Not only did the 2011 telecast feature songs from ...

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Congrats! Backstage Video Chats with Tony Winners Sutton Foster, Norbert Leo Butz & Nikki M. James

Congrats! Backstage Video Chats with Tony Winners Sutton Foster, Norbert Leo Butz & Nikki M. James

Minutes after collecting their Tony Awards live on the stage of the Beacon Theatre, this year's winners headed backstage to chat with members of the press. Broadway.com's Paul Wontorek was happy to share in the joy of the win with many stage favorites, including the three musical acting winners below. Hear about Sutton Foster's "out of ...

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2011 Tony Winners Show Off Their Trophies!

2011 Tony Winners Show Off Their Trophies!
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On Tony night, the evening’s best accessory is a gleaming black statue topped with a twirling silver medallion: the coveted Tony Award! Broadway.com went inside the winners’ circle at the Beacon Theatre to get first photos of  Sutton Foster, Norbert Leo Butz and the rest of the 2011 winners showing off their Tonys. Click through for our gallery ...

WTF? Frances McDormand's Tony Night Mug Shot

WTF? Frances McDormand's Tony Night Mug Shot

Is this the face of a woman who “loves” her job? Freshly minted Tony winner Frances McDormand skipped the red carpet and the press room on the big night, but she did pose for this curious series of mug-shot-style photos backstage at the Beacon Theatre. The actress, who won for her performance as a down-on-her-luck single mom in Good People ...

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Tony Awards Poll: Which Acceptance Speech Was Your Favorite?

Tony Awards Poll: Which Acceptance Speech Was Your Favorite?

No orchestra could silence the triumphant winners at the 2011 Tony Awards. There were tears from Best Actress in a Musical winner Sutton Foster, Best Featured Actress in a Musical winner Nikki M. James of The Book of Mormon and Daryl Roth, producer of Best Revival The Normal Heart. Best Actor in a Play winner Mark Rylance offered up a ...

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The Book of Mormon Tops 2011 Tony Awards With Nine Wins

The Book of Mormon Tops 2011 Tony Awards With Nine Wins

Broadway’s big night has arrived! With a brand new venue (the Beacon Theatre) and award-winning host (Neil Patrick Harris), the 2011 Tony Awards telecast was an exciting evening celebrating the best shows, performances and creative efforts of the season. The Book of Mormon reigned over the evening with nine awards, including Best Musical. Lincoln Center Theater's War Horse ...

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Read the Latest Poem/Acceptance Speech from Best Actor Tony Winner Mark Rylance!

Read the Latest Poem/Acceptance Speech from Best Actor Tony Winner Mark Rylance!

In what has become a Tony Award tradition, Mark Rylance took the stage of the Beacon Theatre after his name was called as Best Actor in a Play for Jerusalem and shared a poem with the expectant crowd.

“Unlike flying or astral projection, walking through walls is a totally earth-related craft, but a lot more interesting than pot making or ...

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'I Love My Job,' Declares Dressed-Down Best Actress Winner Frances McDormand

'I Love My Job,' Declares Dressed-Down Best Actress Winner Frances McDormand

Frances McDormand avoided the press during her run in Good People, and the Oscar-winning actress remained her uniquely quirky self at the 2011 Tony Awards, wearing a jean jacket over a striped knit dress to accept the award for Best Actress in a Play.

“The last time I was at the Beacon Theatre, Gregg Allman played right there after his ...

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