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Tony Awards: Audra McDonald makes history, Cranston wins acting prize

Published on Jun 9, 2014 12:04 PM

NEW YORK (REUTERS) – Actress Audra McDonald made Broadway history on Sunday, winning her sixth Tony as Billie Holiday in Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill and Bryan Cranston and Neil Patrick Harris nabbed the top acting prizes at the 68th annual Tony Awards.

A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder, took home the top musical prize and Jessie Mueller was named best actress for her starring role in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical.

McDonald, with her best actress prize in a play, became the only woman to win a Tony in all four acting categories. She also tied with the late actress Julie Harris, who had six wins, including a special lifetime achievement award.

With tears streaming down her face, a trembling McDonald acknowledged her parents, family and the women who came before her.

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