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Good 'Hair' Day

Here are the Tony winners. ''Hairspray'' leads musicals, while ''Take Me Out'' scores as Best Play

Marissa Jaret Winokur, Hairspray (Stage - 2002) | DANCING QUEEN Winokur (at right) nabbed a Tony for her performance in ''Hairspray''
Image credit: Hairspray: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images
DANCING QUEEN Winokur (at right) nabbed a Tony for her performance in ''Hairspray''

In the least suspenseful Tony race since -- well, since the massive ''Producers'' sweep just two years ago -- ''Hairspray'' dominated Sunday's 57th annual Tony Awards. The musical, drawn from the 1988 John Waters movie about a zaftig teen who earns a spot on an early 1960s dance show, won eight awards, including Best Musical, Best Actress (newcomer Marissa Jaret Winokur, beating Broadway vet Bernadette Peters of ''Gypsy''), Best Actor (for Harvey Fierstein's drag turn as the heroine's mother), and Best Original Score (composed by offstage couple Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman).

''Take Me Out,'' Richard Greenberg's drama about a Major Leaguer who comes out of the closet, led the straight plays, winning Best Play and two other awards. ''Long Day's Journey Into Night'' also won three awards: Best Revival, and Best Lead Actor and Actress (Brian Dennehy and Vanessa Redgrave). ''Nine'' won Best Revival of a Musical and a Featured Actress award for ''Ally McBeal'' alumna Jane Krakowski

Mutant hero Hugh Jackman, his Wolverine claws retracted, hosted the ceremony at Radio City Music Hall. (He makes his Broadway debut this fall in the musical ''The Boy From Oz.'') A list of major Tony winners is below.

Best Musical
''Hairspray''

Best Play
''Take Me Out''

Best Revival of a Musical
''Nine''

Best Revival of a Play
''Long Day's Journey Into Night''

Leading Actor in a Musical
Harvey Fierstein, ''Hairspray''

Leading Actress in a Musical
Marissa Jaret Winokur, ''Hairspray''

Leading Actor in a Play
Brian Dennehy, ''Long Day's Journey Into Night''

Leading Actress in a Play
Vanessa Redgrave, ''Long Day's Journey Into Night''

Featured Actor in a Musical
Dick Latessa, ''Hairspray''

Featured Actress in a Musical
Jane Krakowski, ''Nine''

Featured Actor in a Play
Denis O'Hare, ''Take Me Out''

Featured Actress in a Play
Michele Pawk, ''Hollywood Arms''

Best Special Theatrical Event
''Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway''

Best Direction of a Musical
''Hairspray,'' Jack O'Brien

Best Direction of a Play
''Take Me Out,'' Joe Mantello

Best Book of a Musical
''Hairspray,'' Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan

Best Original Score of a Musical
''Hairspray,'' music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (lyrics)

Best Choreography
''Movin' Out,'' Twyla Tharp

Originally posted Jun 05, 2003
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