Honoring the best and brightest from the world of theatre, the winners of the 2011 Tony Awards were announced during a ceremony held at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Sunday (June 12).
With Neil Patrick Harris hosting the annual tribute to Broadway stars, the night was dominated by the religious satire musical "The Book of Mormon" - which captured nine of its pack-leading fourteen nominations.
It hasn’t happened in twenty years, but Sunday began a massive strike for television and movie writers. And insiders speculate it may be a long one.
Picket lines formed on both the East and West coasts after last-minute negotiations failed to appease the disgruntled entertainment workers. Celebrities like Jay Leno lent his support to the striking workers by delivering doughnuts to the picketers from a motorcycle.