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2006 Tony Awards


The 2006 Tony Awards were held on Sunday, June 11. There was no featured host, but instead over 60 stars presented awards at the ceremony.


BEST PLAY
The History Boys (WINNER)
The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Rabbit Hole
Shining City


BEST MUSICAL
Jersey Boys (WINNER)
The Color Purple
The Drowsy Chaperone
The Wedding Singer


BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY
Awake and Sing! (WINNER)
The Constant Wife
Edward Albee's Seascape
Faith Healer


BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
The Pajama Game (WINNER)
Sweeney Todd
The Threepenny Opera



Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
Richard Griffiths, The History Boys (WINNER)
Ralph Fiennes, Faith Healer
Zeljko Ivanek, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial
Oliver Platt, Shining City
David Wilmot, The Lieutenant of Inishmore


Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Cynthia Nixon, Rabbit Hole (WINNER)
Kate Burton, The Constant Wife
Judy Kaye, Souvenir
Lisa Kron, Well
Lynn Redgrave, The Constant Wife


Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
John Lloyd Young, Jersey Boys (WINNER)
Michael Cerveris, Sweeney Todd
Harry Connick, Jr., The Pajama Game
Stephen Lynch, The Wedding Singer
Bob Martin, The Drowsy Chaperone


Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
La Chanze, The Color Purple (WINNER)
Sutton Foster, The Drowsy Chaperone
Patti LuPone, Sweeney Todd
Kelli O'Hara, The Pajama Game
Chita Rivera, Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life


Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
Ian McDiarmid, Faith Healer (WINNER)
Samuel Barnett, The History Boys
Domhnall Gleeson, The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Mark Ruffalo, Awake and Sing!
Pablo Schreiber, Awake and Sing!


Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Frances de la Tour, The History Boys (WINNER)
Tyne Daly, Rabbit Hole
Jayne Houdyshell, Well
Alison Pill, The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Zo Wanamaker, Awake and Sing!


Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
Christian Hoff, Jersey Boys (WINNER)
Danny Burstein, The Drowsy Chaperone
Jim Dale, The Threepenny Opera
Brandon Victor Dixon, The Color Purple
Manoel Felciano, Sweeney Todd


Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Beth Leavel, The Drowsy Chaperone (WINNER)
Carolee Carmello, Lestat
Felicia P. Fields, The Color Purple
Megan Lawrence, The Pajama Game
Elisabeth Withers-Mendes, The Color Purple



Best Direction of a Play
Nicholas Hytner, The History Boys (WINNER)
Wilson Milam, The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Bartlett Sher, Awake and Sing!
Daniel Sullivan, Rabbit Hole


Best Direction of a Musical
John Doyle, Sweeney Todd (WINNER)
Kathleen Marshall, The Pajama Game
Des McAnuff, Jersey Boys
Casey Nicholaw, The Drowsy Chaperone


Best Choreography
Kathleen Marshall, The Pajama Game (WINNER)
Rob Ashford, The Wedding Singer
Donald Byrd, The Color Purple
Casey Nicholaw, The Drowsy Chaperone


Best Book of a Musical
Bob Martin and Don McKellar, The Drowsy Chaperone (WINNER)
Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy, The Wedding Singer
Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Jersey Boys
Marsha Norman, The Color Purple


Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics)
Music & Lyrics: Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, The Drowsy Chaperone (WINNER)
Music & Lyrics: Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, The Color Purple
Music: Matthew Sklar, Lyrics: Chad Beguelin, The Wedding Singer
Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics: David Zippel, The Woman in White


Best Scenic Design of a Play
Bob Crowley, The History Boys (WINNER)
John Lee Beatty, Rabbit Hole
Santo Loquasto, Three Days of Rain
Michael Yeargan, Awake and Sing!


Best Scenic Design of a Musical
David Gallo, The Drowsy Chaperone (WINNER)
John Lee Beatty, The Color Purple
Derek McLane, The Pajama Game
Klara Zieglerova, Jersey Boys


Best Costume Design of a Play
Catherine Zuber, Awake and Sing! (WINNER)
Michael Krass, The Constant Wife
Santo Loquasto, A Touch of the Poet
Catherine Zuber, Edward Albee's Seascape


Best Costume Design of a Musical
Gregg Barnes, The Drowsy Chaperone (WINNER)
Susan Hilferty, Lestat
Martin Pakledinaz, The Pajama Game
Paul Tazewell, The Color Purple


Best Lighting Design of a Play
Mark Henderson, The History Boys (WINNER)
Christopher Akerlind, Awake and Sing!
Paul Gallo, Three Days of Rain
Mark Henderson, Faith Healer


Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Howell Binkley, Jersey Boys (WINNER)
Ken Billington and Brian Monahan, The Drowsy Chaperone
Natasha Katz, Tarzan
Brian MacDevitt, The Color Purple


Best Orchestrations
Sarah Travis, Sweeney Todd (WINNER)
Larry Blank, The Drowsy Chaperone
Dick Lieb and Danny Troob, The Pajama Game
Steve Orich, Jersey Boys



2006 Tony Award Nominations by Production


The Drowsy Chaperone - 13
The Color Purple - 11
The Pajama Game - 9
Awake and Sing! - 8
Jersey Boys 8
The History Boys - 7
Sweeney Todd - 6
Rabbit Hole - 5
The Lieutenant of Inishmore - 5
The Wedding Singer - 5
The Constant Wife - 4
Faith Healer - 4
Edward Albee's Seascape - 2
Lestat - 2
Shining City - 2
Three Days of Rain - 2
The Threepenny Opera - 2
Well - 2
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial - 1
Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life - 1
Souvenir - 1
Tarzan - 1
A Touch of the Poet - 1
The Woman in White - 1


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