2005 Awards

Tony Award (Wikipedia)

After such a succefull year for certain shows in both London and New York, the awards came as no surprise for many with The History Boys taking home the top prizes at the Olivier Awards and Spamalot winning at the Tonys. Awards in the performance and production categories were evenly spread, as Nathan Lane was rewarded once again for his star turn in the West End transfer of The Producers. Hugh Jackman hosted the Tony Award ceremony once again, with Bernadette Peters opening the show, followed by a video montage of the season’s biggest shows.


Category 2005 Tony Awards 2005 Olivier Awards
Best Play Doubt (John Patrick Shanley) The History Boys (Alan Bennett, National)
Best Musical Monty Python’s Spamalot The Producers (Theatre Royal Drury Lane)
Best Musical Revival La Cage aux Folles Grand Hotel (Donmar)
Best Actor Bill Irwin (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf) Richard Griffiths (The History Boys, National)
Best Actress Cherry Jones (Doubt) Clare Higgins (Hecuba, Donmar Warehouse)
Best Actor (Musical) Norbert Leo Butz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) Nathan Lane (The Producers, Theatre Royal Drury Lane)
Best Actress (Musical) Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza) Laura Michelle Kelly (Mary Poppins, Prince Edward)
Best Director Dough Hughes (Doubt) Nicholas Hytner (The History Boys)
Best Choreographer Jerry Mitchell (La Cage aux Folles) Matthew Bourne and Stephen Mear (Mary Poppins, Prince Edward)
Sara Ramirez performing ‘Find Your Grail’ at the 2005 Tony Awards