Helen Mirren wins her first Tony Award; Fun Home, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time win big

Helen Mirren received her first ever Tony Award for her portrayal of the Queen in the play The Audience at the 69th annual awards ceremony.


Helen Mirren won Best Leading Actress in a Play at the 69th annual Tony Awards last night, June 7 (US time).

The 69-year-old actress—who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in the 2006 film The Queen—received the accolade for reprising her role as the monarch in The Audience, marking her first ever Tony Award win.

Taking to the stage at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, she said: "Your Majesty, you did it again."

The Hundred Foot Journey star beat off stiff competition from The Great Gatsby actress Carey Mulligan, who was nominated for playing an inner-city schoolteacher in Skylight, and Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss who starred in the feminist play The Heidi Chronicles.

Elsewhere on the night, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which was adapted into a play by Simon Stephens from the Mark Haddon novel of the same name, was among the big winners.

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It won Best Play, Best Director of a Play, Best Leading Actor in a Play, Best Lighting Display of a Play, and Best Scenic Design of a Play awards.

Fun Home, on the other hand, was named Best Musical; as well as Best Director of a Musical and Best Leading Actor in a Musical.

The full list of winners are as follows:

Best Musical: Fun Home

Best Play: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best Revival of a Play: Skylight

Best Revival of a Musical: The King and I

Best Director of a Musical: Sam Gold, Fun Home

Best Director of a Play: Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best Leading Actor in a Musical: Michael Ceveris, Fun Home

Best Leading Actress in a Musical: Kelli O’Hara, The King and I

Best Featured Actor in a Musical: Christian Borle, Something Rotten

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Best Featured Actress in a Musical: Ruthie Ann Miles, The King and I

Best Leading Actor in a Play: Alex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best Leading Actress in a Play: Helen Mirren, The Audience

Best Featured Actress in a Play: Annaleigh Ashford, You Can’t Take It With You

Best Featured Actor in a Play: Richard McCabe, The Audience

Best Lighting Design of a Play: Paule Constable, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best Scenic Design of a Play: Bunny Christie and Finn Ross, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best Costume Design of a Play:Christopher Oram, Wolf Hall Parts One and Two

Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Natasha Katz, An American in Paris

Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Bob Crowley, An American In Paris

Best Orchestrations: Chris Austin, Don Sebesky & Bill Elliott, An American In Paris

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Best Choreoraphy: Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris

Best Score: Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron, Fun Home

Best Book: Lisa Kron, Fun Home

Isabelle Stevenson Award: Stephen Schwartz


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