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Alex Sharp was awarded best actor in a play for his debut Broadway performance in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Tony Awards on Sunday night.
The actor beat out Steven Boyer (Hand to God), Bradley Cooper (The Elephant Man), Ben Miles (Wolf Hall Parts One & Two) and Bill Nighy (Skylight) to win the title.
“This time last year, I picked up my diploma graduating from Juilliard, so to be holding this is insane. Thank you so, so much for this incredible honor,” Sharp said as he took the stage. “This play is about a young person who is different and who is misunderstood. I just want to dedicate this to any young person out there who feels misunderstood or who feels different and answer that question at the end of the play for you: Does that mean I can do anything? Yes, it does.”
Earlier in the night, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which was nominated in a total of six categories, won the award for best play.
Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth co-hosted the 69th annual awards show, which aired live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
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