It was a mix of surprise wins and predicted favourites at this year's Tony Awards, hosted by Kristen Chenoweth and Alan Cumming
Dame Helen Mirren was the talk of the town last night when she won the Tony for Best Actress in a Play for her depiction of Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience; and as such, became the first person in more than 30 years to win both an Oscar and a Tony for the same role. The last actor to win an Oscar-Tony double for the same role was Lila Kedrova for Zorba the Greek in 1964, and then again in 1984.
While Mirren clinched a huge win, the play itself didn't make as big a mark. The night's best play went to critical darling The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which is based on Mark Haddon's mystery novel by the same name. The play also won five gongs out of six nominations including Best Actor for Alex Sharp.
The night's other big winner was Fun Home — the father-daughter musical adapted from Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir — which beat out favourite TheElephant Man starring Bradley Cooper and also bagged four other awards including Best Actor and Best Direction.
See below for a list of last night's big winners:
Best Musical Fun Home
Best Play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Best Revival of a Musical The King and I
Best Revival of a Play Skylight
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 Play Alex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
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 Leading Role in a Musical Michael Cerveris, Fun Home
Best Direction of a Musical Sam Gold, Fun Home
Best Direction of a Play Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time