(CBS / TONY AWARDS PRODUCTIONS/BONEAU/BRYAN-BROWN) – British actress Helen Mirren wins her first Tony for her role as Queen Elizabeth the Second in “The Audience”.
BRITISH ACTRESS HELEN MIRREN,
“Your Majesty, you did it again. I’m so thrilled, thank you very much indeed.”
She now has Broadway’s highest honour, as well as an Emmy and an Oscar.
Mirren says perhaps she’d have to do an audio book, in order to win a Grammy.
Michael Cerveris took home his second Tony, for best actor in a musical, playing the closeted homosexual father in “Fun Home”.
ACTOR MICHAEL CERVERIS,
“If Corey Mitchell can teach his students to be their pure wonderful selves, I hope all of us can do that for everybody in our lives, and across the country, and I hope the Supreme Court can recognise that too. Thank you so much.”
British play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” is about a teenage maths wizard with Asperger Syndrome who goes on an incredible journey.
It won five awards, including best play, director and actor for its star, Alex Sharp.
ACTOR ALEX SHARP,
“I want to dedicate this to any young person out there who feels misunderstood, or who feels different and answer that question at the end of the play for you — “does that mean I can do anything?” Yes it does. Thank you so so much.”
The three-hour show capped a record-breaking season on Broadway, where ticket sales raked in $1.36 billion.