- The Washington Times - Monday, June 8, 2009

Winners of the 2009 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards, announced Sunday:

MUSICAL: “Billy Elliot”

PLAY: “God of Carnage.”

REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL: “Hair.”

BOOK OF A MUSICAL: Lee Hall, “Billy Elliot, The Musical.”

ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSIC AND/OR LYRICS) WRITTEN FOR THE THEATRE: “Next to Normal.”

REVIVAL OF A PLAY: “The Norman Conquests.”

SPECIAL THEATRICAL EVENT: “Liza’s at The Palace.”

PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY: Geoffrey Rush, “Exit the King.”

PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY: Marcia Gay Harden, “God of Carnage.”

PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, and Kiril Kulish, “Billy Elliot, The Musical.”

PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL: Alice Ripley, “Next to Normal.”

PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY: Roger Robinson, “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.”

PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY: Angela Lansbury, “Blithe Spirit.”

PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL: Gregory Jbara, “Billy Elliot, The Musical.”

PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL: Karen Olivo, “West Side Story.”

SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY: Derek McLane, “33 Variations.”

SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL : Ian MacNeil, “Billy Elliot, The Musical.”

COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY: Anthony Ward, “Mary Stuart.”

COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL: Tim Hatley, “Shrek The Musical.”

LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY: Brian MacDevitt, “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.”

LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL: Rick Fisher, “Billy Elliot, The Musical.”

SOUND DESIGN OF A PLAY: Gregory Clarke, “Equus.”

SOUND DESIGN OF A MUSICAL: Paul Arditti, “Billy Elliot, The Musical.”

DIRECTION OF A PLAY: Matthew Warchus, “God of Carnage.”

DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL: Stephen Daldry, “Billy Elliot, The Musical.”

CHOREOGRAPHY: Peter Darling, “Billy Elliot, The Musical.”

ORCHESTRATIONS: Martin Koch, “Billy Elliot, The Musical”; Michael Starobin and Tom Kitt, “Next to Normal.”

SPECIAL TONY AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE THEATRE: Jerry Herman.

REGIONAL THEATRE TONY AWARD: Signature Theatre, Arlington

ISABELLE STEVENSON AWARD: Phyllis Newman.

TONY HONOR FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE THEATRE: Shirley Herz.

On the Web:Tonyawards.com

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