Tony Awards 2015

Tony Awards 2015

June 7, 2015
June 7, 2015
New York City
New York City
 

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The 69th Annual Tony Awards were held on June 7, 2015, to recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the 2014–15 season. The ceremony was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and broadcast live by CBS.[1] Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming hosted the ceremony.[2]

Of the ceremony's most winning productions, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Fun Home each won five Tony Awards in the play and musical categories, respectively. Both An American in Paris and the Lincoln Center revival of The King and I took home four Tony Awards.

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Fun Home
 
Fun Home is a musical adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel's 2006 graphic memoir of the same name.
Bob Crowley
Irish theatre directors
bornJune 10, 1955
An American in Paris
 
An American in Paris is a 1951 American musical film inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition An American in Paris by George Gershwin.
The King and I
 
The King and I is a musical, the fifth by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon, which is in turn derived from the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s.

Photos - American Theatre Wing's 69th Annual Tony Awards110

Co-Host

Kristin Dawn Chenoweth (/ˈɛnwɛθ/; born Kristi Dawn Chenoweth, July 24, 1968)[1] is an American actress and singer, with credits in musical theatre, film and television. In 1999, she won a Tony Award for her performance as Sally Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Broadway. In 2003, she received wide notice for originating the role of Glinda in the musical Wicked, including a nomination for another Tony. Her television roles have included Annabeth Schott in NBC's The West Wing and Olive Snook on the ABC comedy-drama Pushing Daisies, for which she won a 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Chenoweth also starred in the ABC TV series GCB in 2012.

Chenoweth sang gospel music as a child in Oklahoma and studied opera before deciding to pursue a career in musical theatre. In 1997, she made her Broadway debut in Steel Pier, winning a Theatre World Award. Besides You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Wicked, Chenoweth's stage work includes five City Center Encores! productions, Broadway's The Apple Tree in 2006, Promises, Promises in 2010 and On the Twentieth Century in 2015, as well as Off-Broadway and regional theatre productions.

Chenoweth had her own TV series Kristin in 2001, and has guest starred on many shows, including Sesame Street and Glee, for which she was nominated for Emmy Awards in 2010 and 2011. In films, she has played mostly character roles, such as in Bewitched (2005), The Pink Panther (2006) and RV (2006). She has played roles in made-for-TV movies, such as Descendants (2015); done voice work in animated films such as Rio 2 (2014) and the animated TV series Sit Down, Shut Up; hosted several award shows; and released several albums of songs, including A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas (2008), Some Lessons Learned (2011) and Coming Home (2014). Chenoweth also penned a 2009 memoir, A Little Bit Wicked.

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Alan Cumming, OBE (born 27 January 1965), is a Scottish character actor, author, and activist who has appeared in numerous films, television shows and plays. His London stage appearances include Hamlet, the Maniac in Accidental Death of an Anarchist (for which he received an Olivier Award), the lead in Bent, and the National Theatre of Scotland's The Bacchae. On Broadway he has appeared in The Threepenny Opera, as the master of ceremonies in Cabaret (for which he won a Tony Award), Design for Living and a one-man adaptation of Macbeth. His best-known film roles include his performances in Emma, GoldenEye, the Spy Kids trilogy, and X2: X-Men United. Cumming also introduces Masterpiece Mystery! for PBS and appears on The Good Wife, for which he has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and a Satellite Award.

He has also written a novel, Tommy's Tale, and an autobiography, Not My Father's Son: A Memoir, had a cable talk show called Eavesdropping with Alan Cumming, and produced a line of perfumed products labelled "Cumming". He has contributed opinion pieces to many publications and performed a cabaret show, I Bought a Blue Car Today.

Retaining his British citizenship, Cumming became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2008.

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Fun Home is a musical adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel's 2006 graphic memoir of the same name. The story concerns Bechdel's relationship with her gay father and her attempts to unlock the mysteries surrounding his life. It has been called "the first mainstream musical about a young lesbian".[1] It is the first Broadway musical with a lesbian protagonist.[2]

The musical was developed at the Ojai Playwrights Conference in 2009 and at the Sundance Theatre Lab and The Public Theater's Public Lab in 2012. It opened Off-Broadway at the Public Theater in September 2013 to positive reviews. Its run was extended several times, and it ran until January 2014. The Public Theater production of Fun Home was nominated for nine Lucille Lortel Awards (winning three, including Outstanding Musical), two Obie Awards and eight Drama Desk Awards, among others.

The original Broadway production began previews at the Circle in the Square Theatre on March 27, 2015 and opened on April 19, 2015.[3] The original Broadway production was nominated for twelve Tony Awards and won five, including Best Musical. The show's cast album received a nomination for the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

Winners28

Best Play Nominees4

Best Musical Nominees4

Best Revival of a Play Nominees4

Best Revival of a Musical Nominees3

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play Nominees5

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play Nominees5

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical Nominees4

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical Nominees5

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play Nominees6

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play Nominees5

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Nominees5

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical Nominees5

Best Book of a Musical Nominees4

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Nominees4

Best Scenic Design of a Play Nominees4

Best Scenic Design of a Musical Nominees4

Best Costume Design of a Play Nominees3

Best Costume Design of a Musical Nominees4

Best Lighting Design of a Play Nominees2

Best Lighting Design of a Musical Nominees2

Best Direction of a Play Nominees4

Best Direction of a Musical Nominees5

Best Choreography Nominees4

Best Orchestrations Nominees5

Specialty Award Winners5

Presenters37

Performers21

Notable Songs Performed6

In Memoriam33

Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in Rockefeller Center in New York City. Its nickname is the Showplace of the Nation, and it was for a time the leading tourist destination in the city. Its interior was declared a city landmark in 1978.

Notable Attendees232

Videos24

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News Articles13

2015 Tony Awards red carpet dresses
Fushion magazine  –  June 8, 2015
At the 2015 Tony Awards, Broadway seemed more like Hollywood, with film and television actors and actresses attending the show. Check out all the red carpet dresses and even some stylish jumpsuits that were worn last night. Annaleigh Ashford won her Tony ...
Tony Awards 2015: Winners and Performances
New York Times  –  June 8, 2015
I’ll see you in 2017, since next year’s award is already in the bag, with the equally “important” “Hamilton.” But I suppose it’s nice that two years in a row the voters have awarded the less commercial choice. Even if, this year, it’s the ...
Tony Awards Red Carpet Gallery
CBS Miami  –  June 7, 2015
Judith Light Judith Light attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions) Kiesza Kiesza attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on ...
2015 Tony Awards At Radio City Music Hall
CBS New York  –  June 7, 2015
2015 Tony Awards At Radio City Music Hall American cartoonist Alison Bechdel (C) with cast and creative of 'Fun Home' accept the award for Best Musical onstage at the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by ...
Ratings: 69th Annual Tony Awards Fall From Last Year’s Show
Headline Planet  –  June 8, 2015
Ratings were down for this year's Tony Awards broadcast. CBS’ annual Tony Awards broadcast suffered year-over-year declines in adults 18-49 and total viewership. According to fast national data, the 69th Annual edition of the theater awards show averaged ...
Welcome the 69th Annual TONY Awards Winners (PHOTOS)
The Huffington Post  –  June 8, 2015
The little musical that could, which began at the Public Theater in SoHo and has now swept the TONY Awards just a year later, Fun Home also took home the award for Best Performance By an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Michael Cerveris), Best ...
The 2015 Tony Awards
The Detroit News  –  June 8, 2015
The 2015 Tony Awards Kristin Caskey, center, along with cast and crew accepts the award for best musical for “Fun Home”at the 69th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7, 2015, in New York. Check out this story on detroitnews.com ...
‘The 69th Annual Tony Awards’ Air Tonight on CBS
Television Impulse  –  June 8, 2015
Some of the biggest stars from stage, television, film and music will present at “The 69th Annual Tony Awards,” live from Radio City Music Hall, tonight, June 7 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/ delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Set to appear are Jason ...
69th Annual Tony Awards LIVE BLOG
emertainmentmonthly.com  –  June 7, 2015
Hello all and get ready for the 69th Annual Tony Awards!The 69th Annual Tony Awards will be held tonight at Radio City Music Hall in NYC hosted by Kristin Chenoweth (On the 20th Century, Wicked, Glee) and Alan Cumming (Cabaret, Macbeth, The Good Wife ...
The 69th Annual Tony Awards 2015 – Live Blog
YAHOO!TECH  –  June 6, 2015
Welcome to Deadline.com‘s live blog of the 69th Annual Antoinette Perry Awards — the Tonys — which will be telecast live by CBS from New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The hosts for the night are Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming. Promised ...
69th annual Tony Awards only on CBS
WHNT-TV  –  June 6, 2015
(CBS) – Get ready for some razzle dazzle this weekend as Broadway toasts its best and brightest at the 69th annual Tony Awards. This year’s ceremony will be hosted by two Broadway veterans and past Tony winners — Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth ...
Performances Announced for the 69th Annual Tony Awards Sunday June 7 on CBS
TV by the Numbers  –  June 3, 2015
PERFORMANCES ANNOUNCED FOR “THE 69TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS®,” SUNDAY, JUNE 7 ON CBS In a Special Performance, Singer Josh Groban Will Be Joined on Stage by 175 Performers, The Most in a Single Number in Tony Awards History Tony Award Winners Kristin ...
Tickets on Sale Now for 69th Annual Tony Awards
Playbill  –  April 28, 2015
Tickets are now on sale to the general public for the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be given June 7 at Radio City Music Hall. Nominations for the 2015 Tony Awards were announced this morning, April 28. Tickets, which are priced at $300 and $500 (plus ...

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