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Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Tonys again

Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Tonys again
June 11, 2012 JEREMY FEIST
Neil Patrick Harris

Here at Popbytes we like to think that we’re cultured and sophisticated. Which is of course a total lie. Honestly, in the time it took me to type out that last sentence, I burped, then asked my boyfriend if it was weird that I obsessively check our toilet for giant spiders. We’re about as refined and elegant bathtub moonshine. But we do love the Tony Awards, that yearly celebration of all things theatrical and gay. And this year, Neil Patrick Harris returned to host for a third time, once again, his opening bit was pretty much the best part of the entire tonight, if only because it featured Patti LuPone and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and a troop of overly-enthusiastic dancers singing “We don’t pee!” As I said before: refined and elegant.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play — Judith Light (Other Desert Cities)

Best Choreography — Christopher Gattelli (Newsies)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical — Michael McGrath (Nice Work If You Can Get It)

Best Direction of a Musical — John Tiffany (Once)

Best Direction of a Play — Mike Nichols (Death of a Salesman)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play — Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher)

Best Sound Design of a Musical — Clive Goodwin (Once)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical — Judy Kaye (Nice Work If You Can Get It)

Best Original Score — Newsies

Best Revival of a Play — Arthur Miller’s Death of a Saleman

Best Scenic Design of a Play — Donyale Werle (Peter and the Starcatcher)

Best Play — Clybourne Park

Best Scenic Design of a Musical — Bob Crowley (Once)

Best Revival of a Musical — The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre — Emanuel Azenberg

Isabelle Stevenson Award – Bernadette Peters

Special Tony Award — Actors’ Equity Association

Regional Theatre Award — Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.

Special Tony Award – Hugh Jackman

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical — Steve Kazee (Once)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play — James Corden (One Man, Two Guvnors)

Best Lighting Design of a Play — Jeff Croiter (Peter and the Starcatcher)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play — Nina Arianda (Venus In Fur)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical — Audra McDonald (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess)

Best Musical — Once

Neil Patrick Harris