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2009 Tony Awards


The 2009 Tony Awards were held on Sunday, June 7 and hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.


BEST PLAY
God of Carnage (WINNER)
Dividing the Estate
Reasons to Be Pretty
33 Variations


BEST MUSICAL
Billy Elliot, The Musical (WINNER)
Next to Normal
Rock of Ages
Shrek The Musical


BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY
The Norman Conquests (WINNER)
Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Mary Stuart
Waiting for Godot


BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
Hair (WINNER)
Guys and Dolls
Pal Joey
West Side Story


BEST SPECIAL THEATRICAL EVENT
Liza's at The Palace (WINNER)
Slava's Snowshow
Soul of Shaolin
You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush



Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
Geoffrey Rush, Exit the King (WINNER)
Jeff Daniels, God of Carnage
Raúl Esparza, Speed-the-Plow
James Gandolfini, God of Carnage
Thomas Sadoski, Reasons to Be Pretty


Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Marcia Gay Harden, God of Carnage (WINNER)
Hope Davis, God of Carnage
Jane Fonda, 33 Variations
Janet McTeer, Mary Stuart
Harriet Walter, Mary Stuart


Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, & Kiril Kulish‚ Billy Elliot, The Musical (WINNER)
Gavin Creel, Hair
Brian d'Arcy James, Shrek The Musical
Constantine Maroulis, Rock of Ages
J. Robert Spencer, Next to Normal


Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Alice Ripley, Next to Normal (WINNER)
Stockard Channing, Pal Joey
Sutton Foster, Shrek The Musical
Allison Janney, 9 to 5: The Musical
Josefina Scaglione, West Side Story


Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
Roger Robinson, Joe Turner's Come and Gone (WINNER)
John Glover, Waiting for Godot
Zach Grenier, 33 Variations
Stephen Mangan, The Norman Conquests
Paul Ritter, The Norman Conquests


Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Angela Lansbury, Blithe Spirit (WINNER)
Hallie Foote, Dividing the Estate
Jessica Hynes, The Norman Conquests
Marin Ireland, Reasons to Be Pretty
Amanda Root, The Norman Conquests


Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
Gregory Jbara, Billy Elliot, The Musical (WINNER)
David Bologna, Billy Elliot, The Musical
Marc Kudisch, 9 to 5: The Musical
Christopher Sieber, Shrek The Musical
Will Swenson, Hair


Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Karen Olivo, West Side Story (WINNER)
Jennifer Damiano, Next to Normal
Haydn Gwynne, Billy Elliot, The Musical
Martha Plimpton, Pal Joey
Carole Shelley, Billy Elliot, The Musical



Best Direction of a Play
Matthew Warchus, God of Carnage (WINNER)
Phyllida Lloyd, Mary Stuart
Bartlett Sher, Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Matthew Warchus, The Norman Conquests


Best Direction of a Musical
Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot, The Musical (WINNER)
Michael Greif, Next to Normal
Kristin Hanggi, Rock of Ages
Diane Paulus, Hair


Best Choreography
Peter Darling, Billy Elliot, The Musical (WINNER)
Karole Armitage, Hair
Andy Blankenbuehler, 9 to 5: The Musical
Randy Skinner, Irving Berlin's White Christmas


Best Book of a Musical
Lee Hall, Billy Elliot, The Musical (WINNER)
Brian Yorkey, Next to Normal
David Lindsay-Abaire, Shrek The Musical
Hunter Bell, [Title of Show]


Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics)
Music: Tom Kitt, Lyrics: Brian Yorkey, Next to Normal (WINNER)
Music: Elton John, Lyrics: Lee Hall, Billy Elliot, The Musical
Music & Lyrics: Dolly Parton, 9 to 5: The Musical
Music: Jeanine Tesori, Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire, Shrek The Musical


Best Scenic Design of a Play
Derek McLane, 33 Variations (WINNER)
Dale Ferguson, Exit the King
Rob Howell, The Norman Conquests
Michael Yeargan, Joe Turner's Come and Gone


Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Ian MacNeil, Billy Elliot, The Musical (WINNER)
Robert Brill, Guys and Dolls
Scott Pask, Pal Joey
Mark Wendland, Next to Normal


Best Costume Design of a Play
Anthony Ward, Mary Stuart (WINNER)
Dale Ferguson, Exit the King
Jane Greenwood, Waiting for Godot
Martin Pakledinaz, Blithe Spirit


Best Costume Design of a Musical
Tim Hatley, Shrek The Musical (WINNER)
Gregory Gale, Rock of Ages
Nicky Gillibrand, Billy Elliot, The Musical
Michael McDonald, Hair


Best Lighting Design of a Play
Brian MacDevitt, Joe Turner's Come and Gone (WINNER)
David Hersey, Equus
David Lander, 33 Variations
Hugh Vanstone, Mary Stuart


Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Rick Fisher, Billy Elliot, The Musical (WINNER)
Kevin Adams, Hair
Kevin Adams, Next to Normal
Howell Binkley, West Side Story


Best Sound Design of a Play
Gregory Clarke, Equus (WINNER)
Paul Arditti, Mary Stuart
Russell Goldsmith, Exit the King
Scott Lehrer and Leon Rothenberg, Joe Turner's Come and Gone


Best Sound Design of a Musical
Paul Arditti, Billy Elliot, The Musical (WINNER)
Acme Sound Partners, Hair
Peter Hylenski, Rock of Ages
Brian Ronan, Next to Normal


Best Orchestrations
Martin Koch, Billy Elliot, The Musical (WINNER)
Michael Starobin and Tom Kitt, Next to Normal (WINNER)
Larry Blank, Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Danny Troob and John Clancy, Shrek The Musical



2009 Tony Award Nominations by Production


Billy Elliot, The Musical – 15
Next to Normal - 11
Hair – 8
Shrek The Musical - 8
Mary Stuart - 7
The Norman Conquests - 7
God of Carnage - 6
Joe Turner's Come and Gone - 6
Rock of Ages – 5
33 Variations - 5
Exit the King - 4
9 to 5: The Musical - 4
Pal Joey - 4
West Side Story - 4
Reasons to Be Pretty - 3
Waiting for Godot - 3
Blithe Spirit - 2
Dividing the Estate - 2
Equus - 2
Guys and Dolls - 2
Irving Berlin's White Christmas - 2
Liza's at The Palace - 1
Slava's Snowshow - 1
Soul of Shaolin - 1
Speed-the-Plow - 1
[Title of Show] - 1
You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush - 1


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