Playbill Readers Pick 2005 Tony Winners

Tony Awards   Playbill Readers Pick 2005 Tony Winners Last month Playbill.com posted a Tony Awards poll in which readers were asked to pick who they thought should win the coveted prize.

Featured in the "Playbill Readers Choice Tony Awards Poll brought to you by Visa®" were the top ten categories. The response was overwhelming, as 3,133 theatre lovers made their predictions - and were correct in all but two of the categories! Below are the results of the poll. Our thanks to all who participated. Best Musical: Monty Python's Spamalot
Best Play: Doubt
Best Revival of a Musical: La Cage aux Folles
Best Revival of a Play: Twelve Angry Men *
Best Leading Actress in a Musical: Victoria Clark, The Light in the Piazza
Best Leading Actor in a Musical: Norbert Leo Butz, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Best Leading Actress in a Play: Cherry Jones, Doubt
Best Leading Actor in a Play: Brían F. O'Byrne, Doubt *
Best Director of a Musical: Mike Nichols, Monty Python's Spamalot
Best Director of a Play: Doug Hughes, Doubt

*The Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play went to Glengarry Glen Ross and Best Leading Actor in a Play was won by Bill Irwin in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?