The Book of Mormon, the fabulously funny Broadway debut of South Park‘s Trey Parker and Matt Stone, found glory at the Tony Awards Sunday night with a stunning sweep of nine awards. The Book of Mormon, which scored Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical, was nominated for 14 awards overall.

The Book of Mormon musical, Source: ABC

Nikki M. James, star of the Latter Day Saints spoof The Book of Mormon, took home the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical. The Book of Mormon also scored wins for sound, lighting, set design, direction and orchestration. and actress in a featured role.

War Horse, the play based on Michael Morpurgo‘s novel, took home Best Play. The World War I drama, which also won for direction, lighting, set design, and sound for a play, is set to be adapted to film by Steven Spielberg.

Other winners included Frances McDormand for Best Lead Actress in a play for Good People, John Larroquette for Best Performance by an Actor in a featured role in a musical for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Ellen Barkin and John Benjamin for best performances in a featured role in a play for The Normal Heart. Check out a full list of winners here.

Neil Patrick Harris hosted the 2011 Tony Awards, which included a lot of torturous jokes and a rather amusing performance from the drama-filled production of Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark.

Although, well, we don’t think it was actually supposed to be amusing…



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