Tony Awards 2014 winners list; Bryan Cranston and 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder' win high honors

By Chelsea Lewis,

The Tony Awards honor the best in acting, direction and production that have taken over the stage this year. This year's 68th annual Tony Awards featured Hugh Jackman hosting the event and proving once again that he is a triple threat in the industry. He can sing, dance, act and even rap.

From Bryan Cranston to Neil Patrick Harris, this year's award show featured some of the best talent in the business and a few surprise winners as well. Also taking home honors included Jessie Mueller, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Audra McDonald for her role in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill.

The biggest honor of the night went to A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder with best musical and All the Way for best play. Each production also took home four additional awards.

The following is a complete list of winners from the 2014 Tony Awards:

Best musical: A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Nominees: After Midnight, Aladdin, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical: Jessie Mueller, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Nominees: Mary Bridget Davies, A Night with Janis Joplin; Sutton Foster, Violet; Idina Menzel, If/Then; Kelli O'Hara, The Bridges of Madison County

Best revival of a musical: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Nominees: Les Misérables, Violet

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical: Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Nominees: Ramin Karimloo, Les Misérables; Andy Karl, Rocky; Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder; Bryce Pinkham, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Best play: All the Way
Nominees: Act One, Casa Valentina, Mothers and Sons, Outside Mullingar

Best revival of a play: A Raisin in the Sun
Nominees: The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Glass Menagerie, Twelfth Night

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play: Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Nominees: Samuel Barnett, Twelfth Night; Chris O'Dowd, Of Mice and Men; Mark Rylance, Richard III; Tony Shalhoub, Act One

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play: Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
Nominees: Tyne Daly, Mothers and Sons; LaTanya Richardson Jackson, A Raisin in the Sun; Cherry Jones, The Glass Menagerie; Estelle Parsons, The Velocity of Autumn

Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a play: Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the Sun

Nominees: Sarah Greene, The Cripple of Inishmaan; Celia Keenan-Bolger, The Glass Menagerie; Anika Noni Rose, A Raisin in the Sun; Mare Winningham, Casa Valentina

Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musical: James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin

Nominees: Danny Burstein, Cabaret; Nick Cordero, Bullets Over Broadway; Joshua Henry, Violet; Jarrod Spector, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Best direction of a play: Kenny Leon, A Raisin in the Sun

Nominees: Tim Carroll, Twelfth Night; Michael Grandage, The Cripple of Inishmaan; John Tiffany, The Glass Menagerie

Best direction of a musical: Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Nominees: Warren Carlyle, After Midnight; Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Leigh Silverman, Violet

Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical: Lena Hall, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Nominees: Linda Emond, Cabaret; Anika Larsen, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical; Adriane Lenox, After Midnight; Lauren Worsham, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a play: Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night
Nominees: Reed Birney, Casa Valentina; Paul Chahidi, Twelfth Night; Stephen Fry, Twelfth Night; Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie

Best book of a musical: Robert L. Freedman, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Nominees: Chad Beguelin, Aladdin; Douglas McGrath, Beautiful- The Carole King Musical; Woody Allen, Bullets Over Broadway

Best original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theater: The Bridges of Madison County (music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown)
Nominees: Aladdin (music: Alan Menken; lyrics: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Begeulin), A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder (music: Steven Lutvak; lyrics: Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak), If/Then (music: Tom Kitt; lyrics: Brian Yorkey)

Best scenic design of a play: Beowulf Boritt, Act One
Nominees: Bob Crowley, The Glass Menagerie; Es Devlin, Machinal; Christopher Oram, The Cripple of Inishmaan

Best scenic design of a musical — WINNER: Christopher Barreca, Rocky
Nominees: Julian Crouch, Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Alexander Dodge, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder; Santo Loquasto, Bullets Over Broadway

Best lighting design of a play: Natasha Katz, The Glass Menagerie
Nominees: Paule Constable, The Cripple of Inishmaan; Jane Cox, Machinal; Japhy Weideman, Of Mice and Men

Best lighting design of a musical: Kevin Adams, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Nominees: Christopher Akerlind, Rocky; Howell Binkley, After Midnight; Donald Holder, The Bridges of Madison County

Best choreography: Warren Carlyle, After Midnight
Nominees: Steven Hoggett and Kelly Devine, Rocky; Casey Nicholaw, Aladdin; Susan Stroman, Bullets Over Broadway

Best costume design of a play: Jenny Tiramani, Twelfth Night
Nominees: Jane Greenwood, Act One; Michael Krass, Machinal; Rita Ryack, Casa Valentina

Best costume design of a musical: Linda Cho, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Nominees: William Ivey Long, Bullets Over Broadway; Arianne Phillips, Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Isabel Toledo, After Midnight

Best sound design of a play: Steve Canyon Kennedy, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
Nominees: Alex Baranowski, The Cripple of Inishmaan; Dan Moses Schreier, Act One; Matt Tierney, Machinal

Best sound design of a musical: Brian Ronan, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Nominees: Peter Hylenski, After Midnight; Tim O'Heir, Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Mick Potter, Les Misérables

Best orchestrations: Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County
Nominees: Doug Besterman, Bullets Over Broadway; Steve Sidwell,Beautiful - The Carole King Musical; Jonathan Tunick, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

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