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SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012
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Tony Poll Results! Fans Loved Seeing Newsies Anthem 'Seize the Day' on the Tony Stage

Tony Poll Results! Fans Loved Seeing Newsies Anthem 'Seize the Day' on the Tony Stage

This year’s Tony Awards have been handed out, but we’re still thinking about the June 10 ceremony which was full of fabulous musical numbers. Broadway.com asked readers to weigh in on their favorite performance of the night and two new musicals, as well as a special number from host Neil Patrick Harris, made fans’ top three. Check ...

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Squigs Pens a Special Portrait of Neil Patrick Harris and the 2012 Tony Award Winners

Squigs Pens a Special Portrait of Neil Patrick Harris and the 2012 Tony Award Winners

Like the rest of us, Broadway.com resident artist Justin ‘Squigs” Robertson was glued to his TV during the 2012 Tony Awards telecast, and less than 16 hours later, he had produced a detailed portrait of the eight acting winners (clockwise from top: Judy Kaye and Michael McGrath of Nice Work If You Can Get It, Judith Light of Other ...

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Tony Winner Christian Borle on Hugging 'Gentleman' Andrew Garfield and Smash's Potential New Musical

Tony Winner Christian Borle on Hugging 'Gentleman' Andrew Garfield and Smash's Potential New Musical

As Christian Borle walked on stage to accept his Tony Award, the Peter and the Starcatcher star shared a hug with his biggest competition in his category, Death of a Salesman’s Andrew Garfield. “He has been such a gentleman over the last months,” Borle told Broadway.com inside the Tony press room. “He just gave me a hug and ...

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Steve Kazee on His Tony Night Magic Touch: 'If You Hang Out with Me, You Will Win a Tony!'

Steve Kazee on His Tony Night Magic Touch: 'If You Hang Out with Me, You Will Win a Tony!'

Steve Kazee was in good company inside the Tony Awards winners’ circle on June 10. The Once star, who took home the trophy for Best Actor in a Musical, found himself next to Best Actress winner and his former 110 in the Shade co-star Audra McDonald. However, McDonald wasn’t the only winner Kazee was excited to celebrate alongside.

“I ...

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Tony Awards Telecast Ratings Down From Previous Year

Tony Awards Telecast Ratings Down From Previous Year

The three-hour CBS telecast of the 66th annual Tony Awards averaged six million viewers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The number was down from the 6.9 million viewers that tuned in to the 2011 ceremony. This year the Tonys faced competition from the season finale of Mad Men and season premiere of True Blood as well as ABC's ...

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Hugh Jackman on the 'Risky' Filming of Les Miserables and His Tony Night 'Miracle'

Hugh Jackman on the 'Risky' Filming of Les Miserables and His Tony Night 'Miracle'

Hugh Jackman took a break from the barricades to head back to Broadway on June 10. The star of the upcoming Les Miserables movie flew from London to attend the Tony Awards, where he accepted a special Tony for his contributions to the Broadway community. Broadway.com chatted with Jackman in the Tony Awards press room about his time spent ...

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Five-Time Winner Audra McDonald of Porgy and Bess Pays Loving Tribute to Daughter Zoe at 2012 Tonys

Five-Time Winner Audra McDonald of Porgy and Bess Pays Loving Tribute to Daughter Zoe at 2012 Tonys

Audra McDonald won her fifth Tony Award (and her first in a leading category) at the 2012 Tonys for her passionate portrayal of drug-addicted Bess in the Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess.

During her emotional acceptance speech, McDonald remembered herself as a "hyperactive and over-dramatic" little girl who found theater. "And I found my home," she said. "And I found ...

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Exuberant Nina Arianda Wins First Tony Award for Venus in Fur

Exuberant Nina Arianda Wins First Tony Award for Venus in Fur

"You were my first crush!" Nina Arianda gushed as she accepted her first Tony from Christopher Plummer at the 2012 Tony Awards. The rising actress, who was nominated in 2011 for Born Yesterday, was honored for her work as the mysterious Vanda in the sexy play Venus in Fur.

The excited Arianda hooted and shouted her joy as she thanked ...

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Once Takes Home Eight Tony Awards; Complete List of 2012 Tony Winners

Once Takes Home Eight Tony Awards; Complete List of 2012 Tony Winners

Once, the musical adaptation of the indie film about a star-crossed romance on the streets of Dublin, took home eight 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Actor (Steve Kazee) and Best Director (John Tiffany). In a ceremony held at the Beacon Theatre and hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, Clybourne Park won the Tony for Best Play, and Best Revival ...

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One Man, Two Guvnors Star James Corden Salutes His 'Favorite Actor in the World' Philip Seymour Hoffman in a Tearful Tony Speech

One Man, Two Guvnors Star James Corden Salutes His 'Favorite Actor in the World' Philip Seymour Hoffman in a Tearful Tony Speech

British comic star James Corden took home the 2012 Tony for Best Actor in a play for One Man, Two Guvnors, winning the award over heavyweight American stars stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, James Earl Jones, John Lithgow and Frank Langella. Listing the competition by name, including “my favorite actor in the world, Philip Seymour Hoffman,” Corden said, “To be an ...

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