2007 Tony Award Winners

Photo: Monique Carboni ("Spring Awakening"); Paul Kolnick ("A Chorus Line"); Joan Marcus ("110 in the Shade," "Grey Gardens," "Inherit the Wind," "Talk Radio")

Best Musical

Curtains looks like a rearguard action from an establishment on the run.”

Grey Gardens
“It isn’t the revolutionary musical for today, but you won’t see the likes of its lead anywhere else. “

Mary Poppins
“The biggest surprise of Mary Poppins is that Disney has tried too hard to make a serious musical. “

Spring Awakening (Winner)
“It makes intuitive sense to tell Frank Wedekind’s story about nineteenth-century German teenagers discovering sex with a score derived from rock music.”

Best Play

The Coast of Utopia (Winner)
“One of the show’s virtues is clear: the beautiful vastness of the thing.”

“As in his screenplays, Peter Morgan has a nimble touch for conflicts not between sworn enemies but putative collaborators.”

The Little Dog Laughed
“The cynical tale of a Hollywood agent trying to keep her prize client in the closet long enough to become a star is tighter and even more hilarious than before.”

Radio Golf
“It may not be the most accomplished chapter of August Wilson’s majestic cycle, but as a capstone, it’ll more than do.”

Best Musical (Revival)

110 in the Shade
“The show isn’t lousy, just unbelievably corny.”

The Apple Tree
“The real theatrical comeback is for Kristin Chenoweth. “

A Chorus Line
“No two ways about it, this revival confirms A Chorus Line’s exalted spot in the Broadway canon.”

Company (Winner)
“A rather avant-garde success when it first reached Broadway in 1970. “

Best Play (Revival)

Inherit the Wind
“Christopher Plummer is giving the kind of performance you’ll one day brag about having seen.”

Journey’s End (Winner)
“The silence is even more nerve-jangling than the gloom, and not just for the soldiers.”

Talk Radio
“From the moment Liev Schreiber comes blasting onstage, dressed in black and barking profanities, his performance as a shock jock in Talk Radio is diabolically good. “

“For all the passions in the script, the emotional side of this production rings oddly hollow. “

Best Book (Musical)

Heather Hach, Legally Blonde
Rupert Holmes and Peter Stone, Curtains
Steven Sater, Spring Awakening (Winner)
Doug Wright, Grey Gardens

Best Original Score

Scott Frankel (Music) and Michael Korie (Lyrics), Grey Gardens
John Kander (Music) and Fred Ebb, John Kander & Rupert Holmes (Lyrics), Curtains
Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin (Music & Lyrics), Legally Blonde
Duncan Sheik (Music) and Steven Sater (Lyrics), Spring Awakening (Winner)

Best Orchestrations

Bruce Coughlin, Grey Gardens
Duncan Sheik, Spring Awakening (Winner)
Jonathan Tunick, 110 in the Shade
Jonathan Tunick, LoveMusik

Best Scenic Design (Musical)

Bob Crowley, Mary Poppins (Winner)
Christine Jones, Spring Awakening
Anna Louizos, High Fidelity
Allen Moyer, Grey Gardens

Best Scenic Design (Play)

Bob Crowley and Scott Pask, The Coast of Utopia (Winner)
David Gallo, Radio Golf
Ti Green and Melly Still, Coram Boy
Jonathan Fensom, Journey’s End

Best Costume Design (Musical)

Gregg Barnes , Legally Blonde
Bob Crowley, Mary Poppins
Susan Hilferty, Spring Awakening
William Ivey Long, Grey Gardens (Winner)

Best Costume Design (Play)

Ti Green and Melly Still , Coram Boy
Jane Greenwood, Heartbreak House
Santo Loquasto, Inherit the Wind
Catherine Zuber, The Coast of Utopia (Winner)

Best Lighting Design (Musical)

Kevin Adams, Spring Awakening (Winner)
Christopher Akerlind, 110 in the Shade
Howard Harrison, Mary Poppins
Peter Kaczorowski, Grey Gardens

Best Lighting Design (Play)

Paule Constable, Coram Boy
Brian MacDevitt, Kenneth Posner, and Natasha Katz, The Coast of Utopia (Winner)
Brian MacDevitt, Inherit the Wind
Jason Taylor, Journey’s End

Best Actress (Musical)
Laura Bell Bundy, Legally Blonde
Christine Ebersole, Grey Gardens (Winner)
Audra McDonald, 110 in the Shade
Debra Monk, Curtains
Donna Murphy, LoveMusik

Best Actress (Play)
Eve Best, A Moon for the Misbegotten
Swoosie Kurtz, Heartbreak House
Angela Lansbury, Deuce
Vanessa Redgrave, The Year of Magical Thinking
Julie White, The Little Dog Laughed (Winner)

Best Actor (Musical)
Michael Cerveris, LoveMusik
Raúl Esparza, Company
Jonathan Groff, Spring Awakening
Gavin Lee, Mary Poppins
David Hyde Pierce, Curtains (Winner)

Best Actor (Play)
Boyd Gaines, Journey’s End
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon (Winner)
Brían F. O’Byrne, The Coast of Utopia
Christopher Plummer, Inherit the Wind
Liev Schreiber, Talk Radio

Featured Actress (Musical)
Charlotte d’Amboise, A Chorus Line
Rebecca Luker, Mary Poppins
Orfeh, Legally Blonde
Mary Louise Wilson, Grey Gardens (Winner)
Karen Ziemba, Curtains

Featured Actress (Play)
Jennifer Ehle, The Coast of Utopia (Winner)
Xanthe Elbrick, Coram Boy
Dana Ivey, Butley
Jan Maxwell, Coram Boy
Martha Plimpton, The Coast of Utopia

Featured Actor (Musical)
Brooks Ashmanskas, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me
Christian Borle, Legally Blonde
John Cullum, 110 in the Shade
John Gallagher Jr., Spring Awakening (Winner)
David Pittu, LoveMusik

Featured Actor (Play)
Anthony Chisholm, Radio Golf
Billy Crudup, The Coast of Utopia (Winner)
Ethan Hawke, The Coast of Utopia
John Earl Jelks, Radio Golf
Stark Sands, Journey’s End

Director (Musical)
John Doyle, Company
Scott Ellis, Curtains
Michael Greif, Grey Gardens
Michael Mayer, Spring Awakening (Winner)

Director (Play)
Michael Grandage, Frost/Nixon
David Grindley, Journey’s End
Jack O’Brien, The Coast of Utopia (Winner)
Melly Still, Coram Boy

Best Choreographer
Rob Ashford, Curtains
Matthew Bourne and Stephen Mear, Mary Poppins
Bill T. Jones, Spring Awakening (Winner)
Jerry Mitchell, Legally Blonde

Best Special Theatrical EventJay Johnson: The Two and Only (Winner)
Kiki & Herb: Alive on Broadway

Regional Theatre
Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA (Winner)

2007 Tony Award Winners