"Once" was the big winner at the Tony Awards on Sunday, taking home eight awards, including best new musical.
Based on the 2006 indie movie of the same name, "Once" is a modestly scaled romantic reverie that is leagues different in tone and size from last year's musical winner, "The Book of Mormon."
Sunday's ceremony, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, took placed at the Beacon Theatre in New York. "Once" also won awards for actor Steve Kazee, director John Tiffany and playwright Enda Walsh, who wrote the book for the musical.
TONYS 2012: Red carpet | Winners & Nominees