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“Fun Home” & Fun At Bradley Cooper’s Expense: The 2015 Tonys

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The Gay Olympics, otherwise known as the Tonys — not to be confused with the Gay Super Bowl, the Oscars — were last night with hosts and beloved Broadway babies Kristen Chenoweth and Alan Cumming.

Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir about her lesbian identity and her closeted father’s suicide, snatched up five awards including Best Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Michael Cerveris. The show also made herstory as Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori became the first all-female writing team to win Best Original Score.

Kelli O’Hara, the Susan Lucci of the Tonys, finally got hers and it only took six nominations. O’Hara won Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for The King and I and she did a joyous little soft shoe as the audience gave her a standing ovation.

kelli ohara

Bradley Cooper may have lost out in his category —  Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play went to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time‘s Alex Sharp — but at least he won this gay joke by Alan and Kristen:

Cooper then presented the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play to Dame Helen Mirren for The Audience. This means she’s this close to EGOTing for portraying Queen Elizabeth, lest we forget her Oscar for The Queen and an Emmy for Elizabeth I. Let’s just get her to record an audiobook as one of those Queens so the Grammys have an excuse to throw a trophy in her face.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch creator John Cameron Mitchell won a Special Tony Award for his groundbreaking show, posing a question I often ask myself, “What’s an old drag queen doing up here uptown?”

Check out the full list of winners from the 2015 Tony Awards below:

Best Musical
Fun Home

Best Play
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, Fun Home

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Kelli O’Hara, The King and I

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Helen Mirren, The Audience

Best Revival of a Musical
The King and I

Best Revival of a Play
Skylight

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Ruthie Ann Miles, The King and I

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Annaleigh Ashford, You Can’t Take It with You

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Christian Borle, Something Rotten!

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Richard McCabe, The Audience

Best Direction of a Play
Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best Direction of a Musical
Sam Gold, Fun Home

Best Book of a Musical
Lisa Kron, Fun Home

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, Fun Home

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Bob Crowley and 59 Productions, An American in Paris

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Bunny Christie and Finn Ross, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best Costume Design of a Play
Christopher Oram, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Catherine Zuber, The King and I

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Paule Constable, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Natasha Katz, An American in Paris

Best Choreography
Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris

Best Orchestrations
Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky, Bill Elliott, An American in Paris

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Tommy Tune

Special Tony Award
John Cameron Mitchell

Regional Theatre Tony Award
Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, Ohio

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award
Stephen Schwartz

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
Arnold Abramson
Adrian Bryan-Brown
Gene O’Donovan


Les Fabian Brathwaite — fun homo.