Mirren wins top Tony Award

Mirren wins top Tony Award
Updated 08 June 2015

Mirren wins top Tony Award

Mirren wins top Tony Award

NEW YORK: Helen Mirren won her first Tony on Sunday for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in “The Audience,” and “Fun Home” nabbed the top acting prize for Michael Cerveris and best musical at the 69th Tony Awards.
British import “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” about a teenage math wizard with Asperger Syndrome who goes on an incredible journey, won five awards, including best play, director and actor for its star, recent Juilliard School graduate Alex Sharp.
Mirren described her win as “an incredible honor.”
With a Tony, Broadway’s highest honor, an Emmy and an Oscar, she said she would love to win a Grammy, which are for recorded material. “I have to do an audio book,” she joked.
Sharp, in his Broadway debut, surpassed Hollywood star Bradley Cooper and veteran actor Bill Nighy for the best actor accolade.
“Oh my God, oh my God. It’s so crazy,” said a surprised Sharp, who dedicated his award to young people who feel misunderstood or different.
“I feel like I won this award for my character, Christopher, and for people like Christopher,” he said backstage.