PHOTO CALL: "Like Gold!" Once Celebrates Eight Tony Awards
By Matthew Blank
June 11, 2012
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.
Check out Part One of the Playbill Photo Call of arriving stars. Here's Part Two.
View photos of the winners.
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.