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2008 Tony Awards


The 2008 Tony Awards were held on Sunday, June 15 and hosted by Whoopi Goldberg.


BEST PLAY
August: Osage County (WINNER)
Rock n' Roll
The Seafarer
The 39 Steps


BEST MUSICAL
In The Heights (WINNER)
Cry-Baby
Passing Strange
Xanadu


BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY
Boeing-Boeing (WINNER)
The Homecoming
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Macbeth


BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
South Pacific (WINNER)
Grease
Gypsy
Sunday in the Park with George



Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
Mark Rylance, Boeing-Boeing (WINNER)
Ben Daniels, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
Rufus Sewell, Rock n' Roll
Patrick Stewart, Macbeth


Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Deanna Dunagan, August: Osage County (WINNER)
Eve Best, The Homecoming
Kate Fleetwood, Macbeth
S. Epatha Merkerson, Come Back, Little Sheba
Amy Morton, August: Osage County


Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
Paulo Szot, South Pacific (WINNER)
Daniel Evans, Sunday in the Park with George
Lin-Manuel Miranda, In The Heights
Stew, Passing Strange
Tom Wopat, A Catered Affair


Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Patti LuPone, Gypsy (WINNER)
Kerry Butler, Xanadu
Kelli O'Hara, South Pacific
Faith Prince, A Catered Affair
Jenna Russell, Sunday in the Park with George


Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
Jim Norton, The Seafarer (WINNER)
Bobby Cannavale, Mauritius
Ral Esparza, The Homecoming
Conleth Hill, The Seafarer
David Pittu, Is He Dead?


Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Rondi Reed, August: Osage County (WINNER)
Sinead Cusack, Rock n' Roll
Mary McCormack, Boeing-Boeing
Laurie Metcalf, November
Martha Plimpton, Top Girls


Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
Boyd Gaines, Gypsy (WINNER)
Daniel Breaker, Passing Strange
Danny Burstein, South Pacific
Robin De Jess, In The Heights
Christopher Fitzgerald, Young Frankenstein


Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Laura Benanti, Gypsy (WINNER)
de'Adre Aziza, Passing Strange
Andrea Martin, Young Frankenstein
Olga Merediz, In The Heights
Loretta Ables Sayre, South Pacific



Best Direction of a Play
Anna D. Shapiro, August: Osage County (WINNER)
Maria Aitken, The 39 Steps
Conor McPherson, The Seafarer
Matthew Warchus, Boeing-Boeing


Best Direction of a Musical
Bartlett Sher, South Pacific (WINNER)
Sam Buntrock, Sunday in the Park with George
Thomas Kail, In The Heights
Arthur Laurents, Gypsy


Best Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, In The Heights (WINNER)
Rob Ashford, Cry-Baby
Christopher Gattelli, South Pacific
Dan Knechtges, Xanadu


Best Book of a Musical
Stew, Passing Strange (WINNER)
Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, Cry-Baby
Quiara Alegria Hudes, In The Heights
Douglas Carter Beane, Xanadu


Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics)
Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda, In The Heights (WINNER)
Music & Lyrics: David Javerbaum & Adam Schlesinger, Cry-Baby
Music: Alan Menken, Lyrics: Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater, The Little Mermaid
Music: Stew & Heidi Rodewald, Lyrics: Stew, Passing Strange


Best Scenic Design of a Play
Todd Rosenthal, August: Osage County (WINNER)
Peter McKintosh, The 39 Steps
Scott Pask, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Anthony Ward, Macbeth


Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Michael Yeargan, South Pacific (WINNER)
David Farley and Timothy Bird & The Knifedge Creative Network, Sunday in the Park with George
Anna Louizos, In The Heights
Robin Wagner, Young Frankenstein


Best Costume Design of a Play
Katrina Lindsay, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (WINNER)
Gregory Gale, Cyrano de Bergerac
Rob Howell, Boeing-Boeing
Peter McKintosh, The 39 Steps


Best Costume Design of a Musical
Catherine Zuber, South Pacific (WINNER)
David Farley, Sunday in the Park with George
Martin Pakledinaz, Gypsy
Paul Tazewell, In The Heights


Best Lighting Design of a Play
Kevin Adams, The 39 Steps (WINNER)
Howard Harrison, Macbeth
Donald Holder, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Ann G. Wrightson, August: Osage County


Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Donald Holder, South Pacific (WINNER)
Ken Billington, Sunday in the Park with George
Howell Binkley, In The Heights
Natasha Katz, The Little Mermaid


Best Sound Design of a Play
Mic Pool, The 39 Steps (WINNER)
Simon Baker, Boeing-Boeing
Adam Cork, Macbeth
Ian Dickson, Rock n' Roll


Best Sound Design of a Play
Scott Lehrer, South Pacific (WINNER)
Acme Sound Partners, In The Heights
Sebastian Frost, Sunday in the Park with George
Dan Moses Schreier, Gypsy


Best Orchestrations
Alex Lacamoire & Bill Sherman, In The Heights (WINNER)
Jason Carr, Sunday in the Park with George
Stew & Heidi Rodewald, Passing Strange
Jonathan Tunick, A Catered Affair



2008 Tony Award Nominations by Production


In The Heights - 13
South Pacific - 11
Sunday in the Park with George - 9
August: Osage County - 7
Gypsy - 7
Passing Strange - 7
Boeing-Boeing - 6
Macbeth - 6
The 39 Steps - 6
Les Liaisons Dangereuses - 5
Cry-Baby - 4
Rock n' Roll - 4
The Seafarer - 4
Xanadu - 4
A Catered Affair - 3
The Homecoming - 3
Young Frankenstein - 3
The Little Mermaid - 2
Come Back, Little Sheba - 1
Cyrano de Bergerac - 1
Grease - 1
Is He Dead? - 1
Mauritius - 1
November 1
Thurgood - 1
Top Girls - 1


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