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A Triumphant Nikki M. James Takes Home the Tony for The Book of Mormon

A Triumphant Nikki M. James Takes Home the Tony for The Book of Mormon

“I didn’t expect to be standing here tonight!” Nikki M. James cried when her name was called as Best Featured Actress in a Musical for playing sweet-natured villager Nabulungi in The Book of Mormon.

Winning in a category that had no clear frontrunner, James threw her hands in the air when Harry Connick Jr. presented her trophy and cooed ...

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Two for Two for The Normal Heart: John Benjamin Hickey Wins Best Featured Actor

Two for Two for The Normal Heart: John Benjamin Hickey Wins Best Featured Actor

Broadway vet John Benjamin Hickey joined Ellen Barkin as a Tony winner for his featured performance in The Normal Heart. Hickey plays Felix Turner, whose battle with AIDS is the central emotional event in Larry Kramer’s play.

In his acceptance speech, Hickey echoed Barkin, calling The Normal Heart “the proudest moment in my career. We love supporting the mighty ...

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'Grateful and Humbled' Ellen Barkin Wins Best Featured Actress Tony for The Normal Heart

'Grateful and Humbled' Ellen Barkin Wins Best Featured Actress Tony for The Normal Heart

Ellen Barkin became the first actor to win a 2011 Tony Award, taking home the Best Featured Actress in a Play trophy for her Broadway debut performance as Dr. Emma Brookner in the current revival of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart.

Calling her win “the proudest moment in my career,” the movie star-turned-theater actress said, “I am so grateful ...

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Neil Patrick Harris Raps! Read the Full Closing Tony Tongue-Twister by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Neil Patrick Harris Raps! Read the Full Closing Tony Tongue-Twister by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Just when everyone thought the 2011 Tony Awards were done (on time!), host Neil Patrick Harris presented viewers with a lovely going-away gift: a lengthy rap re-capping the show's highlights, from Nikki James' bumblebee speech to Larry Kramer's emotional win for The Normal Heart. As Harris was delivering the rap, the end credits revealed that Tony winner Lin-Manuel ...

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Squigs Salutes Every 2011 Tony Nominee in an Epic Drawing!

Squigs Salutes Every 2011 Tony Nominee in an Epic Drawing!

It’s been a fabulous season on Broadway, and our resident artist Justin "Squigs" Robertson has been on the scene each week, capturing the essence of the shows and stars for Broadway.com readers. In honor of the 2011 Tony Awards, Squigs produced a very special portrait that includes every acting nominee, plus salutes to Best Play hopeful War Horse ...

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Tony FAQ! Everything You Need to Know About the 2011 Tony Awards Ceremony

Tony FAQ! Everything You Need to Know About the 2011 Tony Awards Ceremony

Are you ready for the 2011 Tony Awards? The annual ceremony celebrating the best of Broadway is fast-approaching! We pulled together some frequently asked questions about the event, so that you can find all of your answers in one place. See you Sunday!

When are the 2011 Tony Awards happening?
Sunday, June 12, 2011, at 8pm.

Where will the Tony ...

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Spider-Man, Priscilla and More to Join Nominated Musicals in Performing at 2011 Tony Awards

Spider-Man, Priscilla and More to Join Nominated Musicals in Performing at 2011 Tony Awards

The lineup of performances has been announced for the 2011 Tony Awards, to be held on June 12 at the Beacon Theater. Spotlighted shows will include nominees Anything Goes (featuring Sutton Foster), Catch Me If You Can (featuring Norbert Leo Butz and Aaron Tveit), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (featuring Daniel Radcliffe and John Laroquette), Sister Act ...

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Laura Benanti and Katie Finneran Set to Present 2011 Creative Arts Tony Awards

Laura Benanti and Katie Finneran Set to Present 2011 Creative Arts Tony Awards

Tony winners Laura Benanti and Katie Finneran will host the Creative Arts portion of the Tony Awards on June 12, according to Variety. The segment will begin 30 minutes prior to the ceremony's live telecast from the Beacon Theatre on CBS.

In past years awards for categories such as directing, choreography, score and book of a musical, as well ...

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Robin Williams and Brooke Shields Added to List of Tony Presenters

Robin Williams and Brooke Shields Added to List of Tony Presenters

Robin Williams and Brooke Shields are the latest stars added to the list of presenters at this year's Tony Awards ceremony.

Williams and Shields join an already impressive roster that includes Daniel Radcliffe, Chris Rock, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kelsey Grammer, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick, Christie Brinkley, Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Lansbury, Jim Parsons and Patrick Wilson.

Williams is ...

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All-Star Cast of Company to Join Neil Patrick Harris on 2011 Tony Telecast

All-Star Cast of Company to Join Neil Patrick Harris on 2011 Tony Telecast

Tony Awards host Neil Patrick Harris will reunite with his starry castmates from the recent New York Philharmonic concerts of Company to perform live on the 2011 awards show telecast. Harris, who played the leading role of bachelor Bobby in the classic Stephen Sondheim tuner, will be joined by Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Katie Finneran, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Lazar, Patti ...

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