It was a good night for the gays at the Tony Awards (but then, isn’t it most years?). As many had predicted, Hedwig And The Angry Inch picked up some big gongs, including Best Revival Of A Musical, Best Actor In A Musical for Neil Patrick Harris (a year after he hosted the Tonys) and Best Actress In A Featured Role In A Musical for Lena Hall.
It wasn’t only LGBT tale Hedwig that was celebrating though, as also winning for the gays was A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder’s director Darko Tresnjak, as well as After Midnight’s choreographer, Warren Carlyle.
Bisexual Alan Cumming got to kick the proceedings off with Wilkommen from Cabaret (which you can watch amongst the clips below), while the likes of Matt Bomer, RuPaul, Zach Quinto, and Jonathan Groff presented awards.
However the biggest winner was Audra MacDonald. To many she’s unfortunately just known for appearing in the TV series Private Practice, but at 43 she has made history by picking up her sixth Tony, this time for Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. That puts her ahead of five-time winners Julie Harris and Angela Lansbury. Perhaps just as impressively it means she’s now the only person to win Tonys in all four competitive Actress categories.
You can take a look at a few clips from the show below, including Alan Cumming’s musical number, NPH and Lena Hall singing a ditty from Hedwig, and host Hugh Jackman’s opening numbers below.