Flamboyant musical HAIRSPRAY was the big winner at last night's (08JUN03) Tony Awards in New York.

The production swept the board at the glitzy ceremony, dedicated to honouring the best work on the American stage.

Hairspray stars - actress Marissa Jaret Winokur and actor Harvey Fierstein - both took home gongs for their respective performances. The show also won the coveted Best Musical trophy, as well as five other gongs.

British actress Vanessa Redgrave won the prestigious Best Leading Actress in a Play title, matched by her co-star Brian Dennehy who took home the Best Leading Actor award for the play LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO THE NIGHT.

The full list of winners is as follows:

BEST ORCHESTRATIONS: Billy Joel + STUART MOLINA: 'MOVIN' OUT'

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN: NIGEL LEVINGS, 'LA BOHEME'

BEST COSTUME DESIGN: WILLIAM IVEY LONG, 'HAIRSPRAY'

BEST SCENIC DESIGN: Catherine Martin, 'LA BOHEME'

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL: MARK O'DONNELL + Thomas Meehan, 'HAIRSPRAY'

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: SCOTT WITTMAN + MARC SHAIMAN, 'HAIRSPRAY'

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY: Twyla Tharp, 'MOVIN' OUT'

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY: Joe Mantello, 'TAKE ME OUT'

BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY: Denis O'Hare, 'TAKE ME OUT'

BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY: MICHELLE PAWK, 'HOLLYWOOD ARMS'

BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL: Dick Latessa, 'HAIRSPRAY'

BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL:Jane Krakowski, 'NINE'

SPECIAL THEATRICAL EVENT: RUSSELL SIMMONS' DEF POETRY JAM

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL: JACK O'BRIEN, 'HAIRSPRAY'

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY: Long Days Journey Into Night

BEST LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY: BRIAN DENNEHY, 'LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO

NIGHT'

BEST LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY: VANESSA REDGRAVE, 'LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO

NIGHT'

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL: NINE, THE MUSICAL

BEST LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL: MARISSA JARET WINOKUR, 'HAIRSPRAY'

BEST LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL: HARVEY FIERSTEIN, 'HAIRSPRAY'

BEST PLAY: TAKE ME OUT

BEST MUSICAL: HAIRSPRAY

09/06/2003 09:07