Michael McGrath won a Tony for best featured actor in a musical for his role as a wisecracking bootlegger in the revival of Nice WorkIf You Can Get It.
Christian Borle, who stars on NBC’s Broadway-themed drama Smash, beat out Andrew Garfield as the conflicted son Biff Loman in Death of a Salesman for featured actor in a play. Borle won for his mustache-twirling turn as Black Stache, the scheming pirate who would become Captain Hook, in the Peter Pan origin play Peter and the Starcatcher.
Veteran Broadway actress Judy Kaye won best featured actress in a musical for her role as a moralizing Prohibitionist who becomes a gin-soaked party girl in Nice Work If You Can Get It. She previously won in the same category in 1988 as Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera.
Judith Light won the Tony for best featured (translation: supporting) actress in a play for Other Desert Cities, opposite Stockard Channing.
Bernadette Peters, one of Broadway's grandest dames, accepted her Special Tony Award for her humanitarian work.
Newcomer Steve Kazee tearfully accepted his Tony award for best actor in a musical for his role as "Guy" in Once, the hit musical adapted from the 2007 movie. Giving the evening’s most emotional speech, Kazee acknowledged the tremendous support of his fellow cast members in dealing with the loss of his mother to cancer this past Easter.
The show, which also stars Cristin Milioti as Kazee's love interest, also snagged the coveted prize for best musical.
James Corden, the lovable buffoon from the farce One Man, Two Guvnors, won an upset victory over Death of a Salesman's Phillip Seymour Hoffman for best actor in a revival of a play. In his gracious acceptance speech, he said: "There is no such thing as 'best.'"
Nina Arianda, an exciting new Broadway star, snagged the Tony for best actress in a play for her role in the erotic drama Venus in Fur. “Sir, you were my first crush,” she said to presenter Christopher Plummer, referencing his role in The Sound of Music.
Emanuel "Manny" Azenberg accepted a lifetime achievement award for his prolific career as a Broadway producer.
Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti
Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti, co-stars in Once, perform a scene together during Sunday's telecast.
Hugh Jackman flew in to New York from the set of the film adaptation of Les Miserables to accept a Special Tony Award for his contributions to Broadway. Jackman's wife, Debora-Lee Furness, introduced her husband, to which he responded: "I know how much you hate public speaking. This is probably the greatest thing you have ever done for me."