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Cranston & McDonald toast of the Tonys 

added: 9 Jun 2014 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk 

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Bryan Cranston and Audra McDonald were the toast of the 2014 Tony Awards.

Stars gathered at New York's Radio City Music Hall Sunday night to celebrate the year's most riveting theatre performances.

Bryan, fresh off the finale of his hit TV show Breaking Bad, scooped the prize for best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his performance in Broadway's All the Way, which also topped Act One, Casa Valentina, Mothers and Sons and Outside Mullingar to win Best Play.

Audra McDonald meanwhile took home the Tony for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her work in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill.

It was a history-making win for the star, who has now earned more Tonys than any actor at six.

Other big winners included Jesse Mueller, who took home Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for Beautiful - The Carole King Musical; and Neil Patrick Harris, who took home Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, also the winner of Best Revival of a Musical.

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder took home the coveted prize for Best Musical.

The show also featured performances from Patti LaBell, Gladys Knight, Fantasia and the cast of After Midnight, who were joined by host Hugh Jackman for a tap number to kick off the show.

"Wolverine in tap shoes, you don't see that at Comic Con," the X-Men actor and stage star mused.

A full list of 2014 Tony Award winners is as follows:

Best musical: A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical: Jessie Mueller, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Best revival of a musical: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical: Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Best play: All the Way
Best revival of a play: A Raisin in the Sun
Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play: Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play: Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a play: Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the Sun
Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musical: James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin
Best direction of a play: Kenny Leon, A Raisin in the Sun
Best direction of a musical: Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical: Lena Hall, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a play: Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night
Best book of a musical: Robert L. Freedman, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Best original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theater: The Bridges of Madison County (music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown)
Best scenic design of a play: Beowulf Boritt, Act One
Best scenic design of a musical: Christopher Barreca, Rocky
Best lighting design of a play: Natasha Katz, The Glass Menagerie
Best lighting design of a musical: Kevin Adams, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Best choreography: Warren Carlyle, After Midnight
Best costume design of a play: Jenny Tiramani, Twelfth Night
Best costume design of a musical: Linda Cho, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Best sound design of a play: Steve Canyon Kennedy, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
Best sound design of a musical: Brian Ronan, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Best orchestrations: Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County

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