Musical THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA took home six awards at last night's (05JUN05) Tony Awards, which honoured the best Broadway stage shows in New York over the last year.

A love story set in Europe, The Light In The Piazza's haul included Best Performance By A Leading Actress In A Musical (VICTORIA CLARK) and Best Original Score (ADAM GUETTEL).

Monty Python'S SPAMALOT, brought to Broadway by Eric Idle and based on the 1975 movie MONTY PYTHON + THE HOLY GRAIL, won three awards: Best Musical, Best Direction Of A Musical (Mike Nichols) and Best Performance By A Featured Actress In A Musical (Sara Ramirez).

The controversial PULITZER PRIZE-winning DOUBT, about abuse in the Catholic Church, won four awards including Best Play, Best Performance By A Leading Actress In A Play (Cherry Jones) and Best Direction Of A Play (DOUG HUGHES).

The Best Actor In A Play went to Bill Irwin for his performances in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, while the Best Musical Actor was won by NORBERT LEO BUTZ for Dirty ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS.

The full list of winners at the Radio City Music Hall event were:

Best Musical - MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT

Best Performance By A Leading Actor In A Musical - NORBERT LEO BUTZ, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS

Best Performance By A Leading Actress In A Musical - VICTORIA CLARK, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

Best Play - DOUBT

Best Performance By A Leading Actress In A Play - CHERRY JONES, DOUBT

Best Performance By A Leading Actor In A Play - BILL IRWIN, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

Best Revival Of A Play - Glengarry Glen Ross

Best Revival Of A Musical - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

Best Direction Of A Musical - MIKE NICHOLS, MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT

Best Special Theatrical Event - 700 SUNDAYS

Best Performance By A Featured Actor In A Musical - Dan Fogler, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Best Performance By A Featured Actress In A Musical - SARA RAMIREZ, MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT

Best Direction Of A Play - DOUG HUGHES, DOUBT

Best Original Score (Music And/Or Lyrics) Written For The Theatre -

ADAM GUETTEL, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

Best Choreography - Jerry Mitchell, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

Best Book Of A Musical - RACHEL SHEINKIN, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Best Performance By A Featured Actress In A Play - Adriane Lenox, DOUBT

Best Performance By A Featured Actor In A Play - Liev Schreiber, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

Best Scenic Design Of A Musical - MICHAEL YEARGAN, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

Best Scenic Design Of A Play - SCOTT PASK, THE PILLOWMAN

Best Costume Design Of A Musical - CATHERINE ZUBER, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

Best Costume Design Of A Play - JESS GOLDSTEIN, THE RIVALS

Best Lighting Design Of A Musical - CHRISTOPHER AKERLIND, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

Best Lighting Design Of A Play - BRIAN MacDEVITT, THE PILLOWMAN

Best Orchestrations - TED SPERLING, ADAM GUETTEL and BRUCE COUGHLIN, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

Special Tony Award For Lifetime Achievement In The Theatre - Edward Albee

Regional Theatre Tony Award - THEATRE DE LA JEUNE LUNE in

Minneapolis, Minnesota.

06/06/2005 09:41