'Red,' 'Memphis' Win Big at 2010 Tony Awards

Monday, June 14, 2010

inside Radio City Music Hall inside Radio City Music Hall (remijanphoto/flickr)

"Red," starring Alfred Molina as painter Mark Rothko, took home the award for best play and honors in several other top categories at last night's Tony Awards, held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Molina and Eddie Redmayne, who played Rothko's assistant, won awards for best leading and best featured actor in a play, respectively. The play's director, Michael Grandage, won the award for best direction of a play, and "Red" also received Tony awards for scene, lighting and sound design.

Another big winner last night was "Memphis," set in 1950s Tennessee, which took home the award for best musical. "Memphis" also took top honors for best original score and costume design for a musical. Chad Kimball, who plays DJ Huey Calhoun, and Montego Glover, who plays singer Felicia Farrell, won for leading actor and actress in a musical.

Several Hollywood stars, including one Broadway newcomer, also won awards in top categories last night. Scarlett Johansson, who made her debut as Catherine in "A View from the Bridge," won for best featured actress in a play. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis were recognized as best leading actor and actress for their work in the play "Fences," and Catherine Zeta-Jones won for best actress in a musical for her performance in "A Little Night Music."


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