2006 Awards

Tony Award (Wikipedia)

The Awards Season once again rewarded the best of both theatrical worlds, with the Tony Award rewarding Brits involved with The History Boys. In London the Olivier Award for Best Actor was split three ways, between the three boys playing the lead role in Billy Elliot which also took home the award for Best Show. Harry Connick Jnr opened the Tony Award Ceremony with a medley of songs and was then joined onstage by every one of the presenters, including Natasha Richardson. Performances came from LaChanze and the company of The Color Purple as well as Patti Lupone and cast of the revival of Sweeney Todd.


Category 2006 Tony Awards 2006 Olivier Awards
Best Play The History Boys (Alan Bennett) On the Shore of the Wide World (Simon Stephens, National)
Best Musical Jersey Boys Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace)
Best Musical Revival The Pajama Game Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly)
Best Actor Richard Griffiths (The History Boys) Brian Dennehy (Death of a Salesman, Lyric)
Best Actress Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole) Eve Best (Hedda Gabler, Almedia/Duke of York’s)
Best Actor (Musical) John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys)  James Lomas, George Maguire, Liam Mower (Billy Elliot, Victoria Palace)
Best Actress (Musical) LaChanze (The Color Purple) Jane Krakowski (Guys and Dolls, Piccadilly)
Best Director Nicholas Hytner (The History Boys) Richard Eyre (Hedda Gabler, Almedia/Duke of York’s)
Best Choreographer Kathleen Marshall (The Pajama Game) Peter Darling (Billy Elliot, Victoria Palace)