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'Once,' 'Clybourne Park' Win Tonys

Jun 11, 2012
Originally published on June 12, 2012 10:11 am
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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

He's already got an EGOT, which is an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. Last night, Mike Nichols got his ninth Tony and a standing ovation at the Tony Awards celebrating the best of Broadway, where he won as best director for "Death of a Salesman."

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MONTAGNE: That play, Arthur Miller's most famous, also picked up a Tony for best revival.

DAVID GREENE HOST: And best musical revival last night went to the Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess." The female lead in that show, Audra McDonald, won best actress in a musical.

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HOST: And newcomer James Corden was a surprise winner last night for best actor award for the play "One Man, Two Guvnors."

MONTAGNE: We'll leave you now with a song from this year's winner for best musical, "Once."

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