New York, NY (PRWEB) June 12, 2012
On June 11, TheaterMania reported that the 66th annual Tony Awards were presented on Sunday, June 10 at the Beacon Theater, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.
"Once" won big taking home eight awards including Best Musical. Audra McDonald won her first Tony Award as a lead actress (her fifth in total) for her portrayal of Bess in "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess," which won Best Revival of a Musical. Eight-time Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken took home his first Tony Award for "Newsies" along with lyricist Jack Feldman.
"Clybourne Park" won for Best Play, while "Peter and the Starcatcher" swept the design awards, garnering five Tonys in total. "Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman" won Best Revival of a Play and James Corden won Best Actor in a Play for his tour de force performance in "One Man, Two Guvnors."
In addition, actors Bernadette Peters and Hugh Jackman were among the recipients of special Tonys.
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