PHOTO CALL: "Like Gold!" Once Celebrates Eight Tony Awards

The Dublin-set musical Once was the big winner at the 2012 Tonys, taking home a total of eight Awards including Best New Musical.

The cast celebrated with a party at the Museum of Art and Design.

In addition to Best Musical and Best Actor ( Steve Kazee), Once won in the categories of Best Orchestrations ( Martin Lowe), Best Scenic Design of a Musical ( Bob Crowley), Best Direction of a Musical ( John Tiffany), Best Book of a Musical (Enda Walsh), Sound Design of a Musical ( Clive Goodwin) and Lighting Design of a Musical ( Natasha Katz). The show, in which all the scenes play out on the unit set of an Irish pub, is based on the indie film hit of the same name; the score borrows from the soundtrack and interpolates later numbers written by the movie's actor-musicians Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova (who were at the Beacon). The Once songwriters were not eligible for the Best Score Tony; more than half of a show's score must be new in order to be considered for the Tonys.


View photos from the Officlal Tony Party at the Plaza Hotel.

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Check out Part One of the Playbill Photo Call of arriving stars. Here's Part Two.

View photos of the winners.
 

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The 66th annual awards that celebrate excellence in the Broadway theatre were held at the Beacon Theatre (technically not a Broadway house) on the Upper West Side.

Revivals of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Porgy and Bess by George and Ira Gershwin and DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, also won Tonys as Revival of a Play and Revival of a Musical, respectively.

Full list of winners.