In the Heights Tops Tonys

August: Osage County wins best play
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 16, 2008 5:22 AM CDT
Lin-Manuel Miranda, center, is hoisted up on stage after "In The Heights" won the award for best musical during the 62nd Annual Tony Awards in New York, Sunday, June 15, 2008.    (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
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(Newser) – Last night’s Tony Awards featured an eclectic mix of new shows and revivals, an acceptance-speech rap from a first-time writer, and performances from a variety of musicals young and old. The winners:

  • Best Musical: In the Heights
  • Best Play: August: Osage County
  • Best Revival of a Musical: South Pacific
  • Best Revival of a Play: Boeing-Boeing

  • Best Book of a Musical: Passing Strange (Stew)
  • Best Original Score: In the Heights (Lin-Manuel Miranda)
  • Best Lead Actor in a Play: Mark Rylance, Boeing-Boeing
  • Best Lead Actress in a Play: Deanna Dunagan, August: Osage County
  • Best Lead Actor in a Musical: Paulo Szot, South Pacific
  • Best Lead Actress in a Musical: Patti Lupone, Gypsy
  • Best Direction of a Play: Anna D. Shapiro, August: Osage County
  • Best Direction of a Musical: Bartlett Sher, South Pacific