Tony Host Jackman Nabs an Emmy; Danner, Newman and Alexander Win, Too

News   Tony Host Jackman Nabs an Emmy; Danner, Newman and Alexander Win, Too "The 58th Annual Tony Awards" was a winning program all around.
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The TV broadcast of the Broadway theatre's biggest night won a 2005 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy on Sept. 11 for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special, and its host — Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman — walked off with his own Emmy at the 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which were presented live on CBS-TV Sept. 18. Jackman, who hosted the Tony Awards telecast, won his first Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program. His competitors in that category included Jon Stewart (host of "The Daily Show"), Jay Leno (host of "The Tonight Show"), Tracey Ullman (for "Tracey Ullman Live & Exposed) and Whoopi Goldberg (for "Whoopi Back to Broadway — The 20th Anniversary)."

In other theatre-related Emmy news, Blythe Danner — who starred in the revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies — took home a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Emmy for her performance as Izzy Huffstodt on the Showtime series "Huff," while Conversations with My Father's Tony Shalhoub won a Lead Actor in a Comedy Emmy for his work on "Monk." Paul Newman — most recently on Broadway in Our Town — was awarded a Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Emmy for "Empire Falls," and stage and screen veteran Jane Alexander picked up an award for Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for playing Sara Roosevelt in HBO's "Warm Springs." Also, S. Epatha Merkerson — seen Off-Broadway in Birdie Blue — won a Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her performance in HBO's "Lacakwanna Blues."

The complete list of Primetime Emmy winners and other Academy news and information is available at the Academy's website, located at http://www.emmys.tv.