2014 Tony Awards: Audra McDonald Now Biggest Tony Winner of All Time; Sophie Okonedo, Kenny Leon Also Win for “A Raisin in the Sun”

Audra McDonald accepts the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for “Lady Day“ onstage during the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, 2014 in New York City. Theo Wargo/Getty Images North America
Audra McDonald accepts the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for “Lady Day“ onstage during the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, 2014 in New York City.
Theo Wargo/Getty Images North America

The 68th annual Tony Awards got off to a hoppin’ start with Hugh Jackman on Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall.

The evening’s host entered New York’s Radio City Hall hopping his way from the streets of New York, through the aisles and then backstage where he proceeded to meet the cast members of many of today’s biggest Broadway shows.

Audra McDonald who made Tony history on Sunday. She won best lead actress in a play for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” making her sixth-ever Tony and making her the biggest Tony winner of all time. She now tops five-time Tony winners Angela Lansbury and the late Julie Harris.

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SOURCE: Elev8
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