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Tony Awards 2015: Big Winners Lack Hollywood Star Power

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The cast of 'Fun Home,' winner of the award for Best Musical, pose backstage during the American Theatre Wing's 69th Annual Tony Awards at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 7, 2015. (Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 08 Jun 2015 10:54 AM

Two Broadway shows that did not have the benefit of Hollywood star power — "Fun Home" and "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" — walked away with the top trophies at the 69th annual Tony Awards Sunday.

"Fun House" won Best Musical along with four other Tonys, while "Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" captured the Best Play award and other four more statuettes as well, The Wrap reported. "An American in Paris" and "The King and I" proved to be big winners as well, with four Tony awards each.

Helen Mirren, who won an Academy Award portraying Queen Elizabeth II in 2007's "The Queen," won her first Tony for playing Queen Elizabeth again in the play, "The Audience."

Broadway standouts Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming co-hosted the 2015 Tony Awards, taking over for Hugh Jackman. David Rooney, of The Hollywood Reporter, wrote that, while their opening Tommy Tune tribute was "underwhelming," they were good enough to win over viewers and the audience.

"The good news is that in terms of awards show hosting, there'll always be James Franco and Anne Hathaway at the 2011 Oscars to set the benchmark for thudding tandem failure," Rooney wrote. "But it turns out Chenoweth and Cumming didn't need that flattering yardstick, and were just the right combination of cute, cheeky and respectful."

Here is the complete list of Tony winners:

Best Play: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," Author: Simon Stephens
Best Musical: "Fun Home"
Best Revival of a Play: "Skylight"
Best Revival of a Musical: "The King and I"
Best Book of a Musical: Lisa Kron, "Fun Home"
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: "Fun Home" Music, Jeanine Tesori Lyrics: Lisa Kron.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Alex Sharp, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Helen Mirren, "The Audience"
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Michael Cerveris, "Fun Home"
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Kelli O’Hara, "The King and I"
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Richard McCabe, "The Audience"
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Annaleigh Ashford, "You Can’t Take It With You"
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Christian Borle, "Something Rotten!"
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Ruthie Ann Miles, "The King and I"
Best Scenic Design of a Play: Bunny Christie and Finn Ross, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"
Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Bob Crowley and 59 Productions, "An American in Paris"
Best Costume Design of a Play: Christopher Oram, "Wolf Hall Parts One & Two"
Best Costume Design of a Musical: Catherine Zuber, "The King and I"
Best Lighting Design of a Play: Paule Constable, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"
Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Natasha Katz, "An American in Paris"
Best Direction of a Play: Marianne Elliott, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"
Best Direction of a Musical, Sam Gold, "Fun Home"
Best Choreography, Christopher Wheeldon, "An American in Paris"
Best Orchestrations: Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky, Bill Elliott, "An American in Paris"
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Tommy Tune
Special Tony Award: John Cameron Mitchell
Regional Theatre Tony Award: Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, Ohio
Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award: Stephen Schwartz

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