Sunday night's 2012 Tony Awards celebrated the year's best of Broadway.
Sunday night's 2012 Tony Awards celebrated the year's best of Broadway. Neil Patrick Harris emceed the show and caught up with his fiancé, David Burtka, afterward. Honours were handed out to big winners like Once and Peter and the Starcatcher, which netted eight and five Tonys, respectively. Andrew Garfield and Phillip Seymour Hoffman were passed over in their best actor categories, but their Death of a Salesman director, Mike Nichols, won his ninth Tony for directing. The production also won best revival. Other statues went to best actress in a musical Audra McDonald for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess and best leading actress in a play, Venus and Fur's Nina Arianda. Best actor in a musical went to Once's Steve Kazee, and the corresponding actor in a play prize was handed to James Corden for One Man, Two Guvnors. It was a star-studded night with appearances from Jessica Chastain, James Marsden, Amanda Seyfried and Hugh Jackman. Hugh was actually a winner and received a Special Tony Award from wife Deborra-Lee Furness. He wrote on Twitter, "Thanks to my amazing wife for presenting my award last night at the tonys. that was a moment i will never forget." Andrew might not have gone home with gold, but he was still able to mark the evening with girlfriend Emma Stone.