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Audra McDonald, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" Shine at 2014 Tony Awards

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Audra McDonald made history and "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" was the top winner at the 2014 Tony Awards Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall.

McDonald won her sixth career Tony, a record for competitive Tonys by a performer, for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill." The win put her ahead of five-time winners Angela Lansbury and the late Julie Harris.

"I want to thank my mom and my dad up in heaven for disobeying the doctors' orders and not medicating their hyperactive girl and finding out what she was into instead and pushing her into the theater. Thank you, mom," McDonald said during her acceptance speech.

Previous Tonys for McDonald include best featured actress in a play for "A Raisin in the Sun" and "Master Class," best lead actress in a musical for "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess," and best featured actress in a musical for "Ragtime" and "Carousel."

McDonald won this year for best lead actress in a play, while Neil Patrick Harris won best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical for his role in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," which also won best revival of a musical, best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical (Lena Hall) and best lighting design of a musical (Kevin Adams).

Best Leading Actress in a Musical went to Jessie Mueller for her work as singer-songwriter Carole King in "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical."

Two actors better known for their TV work picked up the theater's top prize.

"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston won the Tony for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his performance as President Lyndon Johnson in "All the Way."

The show also won Best Play.

Neil Patrick Harris won the Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."

The show won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical as well.

"A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" won four Tonys including Best Musical.

The show led the pack with 10 nominations in all.

"A Raisin in the Sun" won for Best Revival of a Play.

Previous Tony winner Hugh Jackman hosted for the fourth time.

He is set to return to Broadway later this year in a show called "The River."

2014 TONY AWARD WINNERS

Best musical:
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical:
Jessie Mueller, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Best revival of a musical:
Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical:
Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Best play:
All the Way

Best revival of a play:
A Raisin in the Sun

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play:
Bryan Cranston, All the Way

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play:
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a play:
Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the Sun

Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musical:
James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin

Best direction of a play:
Kenny Leon, A Raisin in the Sun

Best direction of a musical:
Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical:
Lena Hall, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a play:
Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night

Best book of a musical:
Robert L. Freedman, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Best original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theater:
The Bridges of Madison County (music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown)

Best scenic design of a play:
Beowulf Boritt, Act One

Best scenic design of a musical:
Christopher Barreca, Rocky

Best lighting design of a play:
Natasha Katz, The Glass Menagerie

Best lighting design of a musical:
Kevin Adams, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Best choreography:
Warren Carlyle, After Midnight

Best costume design of a play:
Jenny Tiramani, Twelfth Night

Best costume design of a musical:
Linda Cho, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Best sound design of a play:
Steve Canyon Kennedy, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Best sound design of a musical:
Brian Ronan, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Best orchestrations:
Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County

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