Tony Awards 2015 - Brits Win Big on Broadway


In what was a record year for both audience attendance and number of productions opening, the Tony Awards celebrated a wide range of plays and musicals, many of which originated in Britain.

The National Theatre's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time took home the award for Best New Play, echoing its 2013 win at the Olivier Awards. The award was collected by new Artistic Director of the National Theatre, Rufus Norris, along with playwright Simon Stephens.

The West End revival of David Hare's Skylight won the award for Best Revival of a Play.

The award for Best Actress in a Play went to British born Dame Helen Mirren for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Audience', a role that has previously won her an Olivier Award. Richard McCabe joined her in the success as he took home the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Play, starring opposite Mirren as Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

London born actor Alex Sharp won the award for Best Actor in a Play for his portrayal of Christopher Boone in 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' - winning the award just a year after graduating.

British choreographer Christopher Wheeldon was nominated for both Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography of a Musical, and took home the award for Best Choreography for 'An American in Paris' which marked his first show on Broadway.

Marianne Elliot won her second Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for 'A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time', following her previous win for 'War Horse'. Set designer Bunny Christie and video projection designer Finn Ross also won awards for 'Best Scenic Design of a Play' alongside Paule Constable who won the award for Best Lighting Design of a Play for the same production, repeating their success from the 2013 Olivier Awards.

Christopher Oram won the award for Best Costume design for the stage adaptation of 'Wolf Hall' which transferred from the RSC to the West End, then Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre.

For the full round of up Tony Award 2015 winners, click here.

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