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2012 Tony Awards


The 2012 Tony Awards ceremony was held on June 10, 2012 to recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the 2011-2012 season. It is the 66th annual Tony Awards ceremony in its history.

The awards ceremony was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and is held at the Beacon Theatre. The show was broadcasted live on CBS.

Presenters

  • Angela Lansbury
  • Candice Bergen
  • Jessica Chastain
  • Jim Parsons
  • Christopher Plummer
  • Tyler Perry
  • Nick Jonas
  • Amanda Seyfried
  • Paul Rudd
  • Ellen Barkin
  • Bernadette Peters
  • James Marsden
  • Mandy Patinkin
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Matthew Morrison
  • Josh Groban
  • Cote de Pablo

Winners and Nominees

CategoryWinnerOther Nominations
Best PlayClybourne ParkOther Desert Cities
Peter and the Starcatcher
Venus in Fur
Best MusicalOnceLeap of Faith
Newsies
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Best Revival of a PlayDeath of a SalesmanThe Best Man
Master Class
Wit
Best Revival of a MusicalPorgy and BessEvita
Follies
Jesus Christ Superstar
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a PlayJames Corden, One Man, Two Guvnors as Francis HenshallPhilip Seymour Hoffman, Death of a Salesman as Willy Loman
James Earl Jones, The Best Man as Art Hockstader
Frank Langella, Man and Boy as Gregor Antonescu
John Lithgow, The Columnist as Joseph Alsop
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a PlayNina Arianda, Venus in Fur as VandaTracie Bennett, End of the Rainbow as Judy Garland
Stockard Channing, Other Desert Cities as Polly Wyeth
Linda Lavin, The Lyons as Rita Lyons
Cynthia Nixon, Wit as Vivian Bearing
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a MusicalSteve Kazee, Once as GuyDanny Burstein, Follies as Buddy Plummer
Jeremy Jordan, Newsies as Jack Kelly
Norm Lewis, Porgy and Bess as Porgy
Ron Raines, Follies as Ben Stone
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a MusicalAudra McDonald, Porgy and Bess as BessJan Maxwell, Follies as Phyllis Rogers Stone
Cristin Milioti, Once as Girl
Kelli O’Hara, Nice Work If You Can Get It as Billie Bendix
Laura Osnes, Bonnie & Clyde as Bonnie Parker
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a PlayChristian Borle, Peter and the Starcatcher as The Black StacheMichael Cumpsty, End of the Rainbow as Anthony
Tom Edden, One Man, Two Guvnors as Alfie
Andrew Garfield, Death of a Salesman as Biff Loman
Jeremy Shamos, Clybourne Park as Karl/Steve
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a PlayJudith Light, Other Desert Cities as Silda GraumanLinda Emond, Death of a Salesman as Linda Loman
Spencer Kayden, Don't Dress for Dinner as Suzette
Celia Keenan-Bolger, Peter and the Starcatcher as Molly
Condola Rashad, Stick Fly as Cheryl
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a MusicalMichael McGrath, Nice Work If You Can Get It as Cookie McGeePhillip Boykin, Porgy and Bess as Crown
Michael Cerveris, Evita as Juan Peron
David Alan Grier, Porgy and Bess as Sporting Life
Josh Young, Jesus Christ Superstar as Judas
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a MusicalJudy Kaye, Nice Work If You Can Get It as Duchess Estonia DulworthElizabeth A. Davis, Once as Réza
Jayne Houdyshell, Follies as Hattie Walker
Jessie Mueller, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever as Melinda Wells
Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Ghost the Musical as Oda Mae Brown
Best Book of a MusicalEnda Walsh, OnceDouglas Carter Beane, Lysistrata Jones
Joe DiPietro, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Harvey Fierstein, Newsies
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the TheatreNewsies, Music: Alan Menken, Lyrics: Jack FeldmanBonnie & Clyde, Music: Frank Wildhorn, Lyrics: Don Black
One Man, Two Guvnors, Music & Lyrics Grant Olding
Peter and the Starcatcher, Music: Wayne Barker, Lyrics: Rick Elice
Best Scenic Design of a PlayDonyale Werle, Peter and the StarcatcherJohn Lee Beatty, Other Desert Cities
Daniel Ostling, Clybourne Park
Mark Thompson, One Man, Two Guvnors
Best Scenic Design of a MusicalBob Crowley, OnceRob Howell and Jon Driscoll, Ghost the Musical
Tobin Ost and Sven Ortel, Newsies
George Tsypin, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Best Costume Design of a PlayPaloma Young, Peter and the StarcatcherWilliam Ivey Long, Don’t Dress for Dinner
Paul Tazewell, A Streetcar Named Desire
Mark Thompson, One Man, Two Guvnors
Best Costume Design of a MusicalGregg Barnes, FolliesESosa, Porgy and Bess
Eiko Ishioka, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Martin Pakledinaz, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Best Lighting Design of a PlayJeff Croiter, Peter and the StarcatcherPeter Kaczorowski, The Road to Mecca
Brian MacDevitt, Death of a Salesman
Kenneth Posner, Other Desert Cities
Best Lighting Design of a MusicalNatasha Katz, OnceChristopher Akerlind, Porgy and Bess
Natasha Katz, Follies
Hugh Vanstone, Ghost the Musical
Best Sound Design of a PlayDarron L. West, Peter and the StarcatcherPaul Arditti, One Man, Two Guvnors
Scott Lehrer, Death of a Salesman
Gareth Owen, End of the Rainbow
Best Sound Design of a MusicalClive Goodwin, OnceAcme Sound Partners, Porgy and Bess
Kai Harada, Follies
Brian Ronan, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Best Direction of a PlayMike Nichols, Death of a SalesmanNicholas Hytner, One Man, Two Guvnors
Pam MacKinnon, Clybourne Park
Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, Peter and the Starcatcher
Best Direction of a MusicalJohn Tiffany, OnceJeff Calhoun, Newsies
Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Diane Paulus, Porgy and Bess
Best ChoreographyChristopher Gattelli, NewsiesRob Ashford, Evita
Steven Hoggett, Once
Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Best OrchestrationsMartin Lowe, OnceWilliam David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke, Porgy and Bess
Bill Elliott, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Danny Troob, Newsies

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