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2011
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
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Joan Rivers and the E! Fashion Police Name Frances McDormand's Tony Fashion Violation Worst of Week

Joan Rivers and the E! Fashion Police Name Frances McDormand's Tony Fashion Violation Worst of Week

Joan Rivers took on the buzzed-about Tony night fashion of winner Frances McDormand on her weekly E! show Fashion Police, naming the denim-and-stripes get-up the worst fashion violation of the week. 

"The invitation must have said, 'Wear whatever the hell you feel like,'" Rivers joked. "When I look at that picture, I feel like Justin Bieber looking at a vagina ...

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Brooke Shields on Her Tony Night Snafu: ‘I Felt Like I Was Having an Aneurysm’

Brooke Shields on Her Tony Night Snafu: ‘I Felt Like I Was Having an Aneurysm’

Screwing up on live TV is an actor’s worst nightmare, and it’s exactly what happened to Broadway vet Brooke Shields at the Tony Awards on June 12. During the show’s hilarious opening number, “Broadway: It’s Not Just For Gays Anymore!” host Neil Patrick Harris headed into the crowd to enlist some singing help from A-listers in ...

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You Really Like Her! Beautiful ‘Bumblebee’ Nikki M. James Named Best Tony Speechmaker

You Really Like Her! Beautiful ‘Bumblebee’ Nikki M. James Named Best Tony Speechmaker

After a Tony Awards ceremony filled with eloquent words and emotional tears, who could possibly choose a favorite acceptance speech? Broadway.com readers, that’s who!

The clear victor, snapping up 41% of the votes, was a first-time Tony winner who took home a Best Featured Actress trophy for her role in The Book of Mormon, Nikki M. James. An ...

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Competing with NBA Finals, 2011 Tony Ratings Down Slightly

Competing with NBA Finals, 2011 Tony Ratings Down Slightly

During his acceptance speech at the 2011 Tony Awards, John Benjamin Hickey joked that his mother had better be watching him and not the Dallas Mavericks. Presenter Chris Rock jokingly groused about missing the NBA final in which Dallas took the championship over the Miami Heat. In the end, overall ratings for the 2011 Tony telecast were down slightly, with ...

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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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'Most Grateful Man in the Room' Norbert Leo Butz Takes Home Best Actor Tony for Catch Me If You Can

'Most Grateful Man in the Room' Norbert Leo Butz Takes Home Best Actor Tony for Catch Me If You Can

In one of the evening’s most hotly contested races, Norbert Leo Butz took home the Best Actor in a Musical Tony Award for Catch Me If You Can. Calling his character, FBI Agent Carl Hanratty, “the greatest role I’ve ever been offered in my life,” Butz’s acceptance speech emphasized his thankfulness.

“This award doesn’t mean that ...

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Accepting a Best Actress Tony for Anything Goes, an Emotional Sutton Foster Thanks the Men in Her Life

Accepting a Best Actress Tony for Anything Goes, an Emotional Sutton Foster Thanks the Men in Her Life

“I’ve never been happier in my life, and I’ve never been happier in a job,” Sutton Foster declared when accepting the 2011 Best Actress in a Musical Tony Award for Anything Goes. “All I ever wanted as a little girl was to be a performer.”

Radiant in a Michael Kors strapless gown, Foster saluted her trio of Broadway ...

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How to Succeed Tony Winner John Larroquette Salutes Daniel Radcliffe

How to Succeed Tony Winner John Larroquette Salutes Daniel Radcliffe

TV star-turned-Broadway headliner John Larroquette struck a typically modest note upon being named Best Featured Actor in a Musical for playing J.B. Biggley in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The five-time Emmy winner claimed that his Tony win, for a Broadway debut performance, might give people the notion that he’d gotten “more than my fair ...

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