Highlights From the 2011 Tony Acceptance Speeches (Video)

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Among the 2011 Tony Award winners were many first-time winners, including Ellen Barkin and John Benjamin Hickey, from The Normal Heart; Nikki M. James, Trey Parker and Matt Stone; from The Book of Mormon; and John Larroquette, from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Among the first-time winners were also first-time Broadway performers such as Barkin and Larroquette, who gave heartfelt speeches when accepting their Tonys at the Beacon Theatre.

In case you missed any of these special moments at the 65th annual Tony Awards, Playbill.com has the speeches here for you to watch.

Barkin was the first actress to take home an award, and thanked playwright Larry Kramer for what she called the "proudest moments of [her] career." Other highlights included James' emotional acceptance in which she dedicated the award to her "Poppy," and Sutton Foster's second Tony win, in which she tearfully thanked her dresser of nine years, Julian Havard, who will be moving to pursue his dreams as an artist.

To check out these special speeches at the Tony Awards, look below:

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