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"The Book of Mormon" tops Tony Awards

06-14-2011 09:50 BJT

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The Tony Awards were handed out at New York's Beacon Theater on Sunday. "The Book of Mormon," a spoof musical about two traveling Mormon missionaries, was a favorite going in to the night.

And it didn't disappoint, winning the Tony Award for best musical. But let's start off with the winner of best play, a puppet show called "War Horse".

"War Horse," is a British import adapted by Nick Stafford from the 1982 novel of the same name, which uses puppets to tell the story of World War One and a soldier's quest to find his horse and bring him home. It won for best direction of a play.

Actress Frances McDormand won best actress in a leading role in a play for her role as a tough Boston single mother in "Good People," while Mark Rylance won for best actor in a leading role in a play for "Jerusalem".

The Mormon conquest added up to nine Tonys in all, including best musical, score, book,
direction and featured actress.

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical was awarded to Norbert Leo Butz for "Catch Me If You Can," while best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical went to Sutton Foster for "Anything Goes."

"The Book of Mormon," written by the creators of the hit TV series, "South Park," won best direction of a musical, best original score, best book and best actress in a featured role in a musical for Nikki M. James.

The Mormon conquest added up to nine Tonys in all, including best musical, score, book,
direction and featured actress.



Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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