Tony Awards - Tony Awards Dominated By South Park Duo

Last night's Tony Awards saw South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone win nine honours for their satirical musical 'The Book of Mormon'. The critically acclaimed and often controversial production dominated the Tony Awards, despite stiff competition from the likes of War Horse and The Normal Heart, reports Bbc News.
Parker and Stone scooped the evening's top awards for their musical, which follows the adventures of two Mormon missionaries sent to Uganda. The comedy duo credited South Park fans for their success, saying they "wouldn't be here" without them. Parker jokingly thanked the pair's "co-writer" Joseph Smith - the man of who founded the Mormon religion, adding, "You did it Joseph, you got the Tony". Elsewhere on the star-studded evening in New York City, Oscar-winner Frances Mcdormand scooped 'Best Actress' for her role as the single mother in 'Good People', and Larry Kramer's 'Normal Heart' won 'Best Revival of a Play'. British actor Mark Rylance, lauded for his role as 'Rooster Byron' in 'Jerusalem', walked away with the gong for 'Best Actor'.
This year's Tony Awards, hosted by the actor Neil Patrick Harris, was held at the Beacon Theatre. Its usual home at the Radio City Music Hall is currently home to a residency by arts collective Cirque du Soleil. Presenters on the night included Harry Potter star DANIEL RADCLIFFE.


Contactmusic

Tags: Tony Awards - South Park - Trey Parker - Matt Stone - Frances McDormand - Mark Rylance - Neil Patrick Harris - Harry Potter


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer

Anastasia Steele is a shy college student who is forced to interview an enigmatic entrepreneur named Christian...

Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer

Oscar Tipped Al Pacino Movie 'Manglehorn' Set for Venice Film Festival

David Gordon Green's Manglehorn - a drama featuring a promising...

Oscar Tipped Al Pacino Movie 'Manglehorn' Set for Venice Film Festival

Zack Snyder Tweets Batman/Star Wars Crossover Picture at Comic-Con 2014

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Synder sent the...

Zack Snyder Tweets Batman/Star Wars Crossover Picture at Comic-Con 2014

'Pirates of The Caribbean 5' Is Coming in 2017 - Whether You Like it or Not

Disney has confirmed that Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No...

'Pirates of The Caribbean 5' Is Coming in 2017 - Whether You Like it or Not

Pharrell Williams Ft. Miley Cyrus - Come Get It Bae Video

Pharrell Williams teams up with Miley Cyrus in the dance frenzy that is his video for...

Pharrell Williams - Come Get It Bae Video

Best Actor? Can Benedict Cumberbatch See Off Oscars Competition?

Benedict Cumberbatch’s acting career seems unstoppable...

Best Actor? Can Benedict Cumberbatch See Off Oscars Competition?
Advertisement

Let Battle Commence: Superhero Studios Fight for Best Opening Weekend

We live in a movie world of superheroes at the moment with franchise...

Let Battle Commence: Superhero Studios Fight for Best Opening Weekend

After The Success of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', What's Next?

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has been a huge success both critically...

After The Success of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', What's Next?

'Mad Max: Fury Road' - New Stills and Poster Appear From Comic Con [Pictures]

Max Max: Fury Road was one of the most anticipated films at the...

'Mad Max: Fury Road' - New Stills and Poster Appear From Comic Con [Pictures]


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Tony Awards Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Tony Awards

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All