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Tonys 2015: Michael Cerveris wins lead actor in musical for 'Fun Home'

Tonys 2015: Michael Cerveris wins lead actor in musical for 'Fun Home'
Michael Cerveris in a scene from "Fun Home." (Joan Marcus / Associated Press)

Michael Cerveris took home  the Tony for lead actor in a musical Sunday for his portrayal of Bruce Bechdel in "Fun Home." This is his second win and sixth nomination.

Cerveris bested Robert Fairchild of "An American in Paris," Brian d'Arcy James of "Something Rotten!," Ken Watanabe of "The King and I" and Tony Yazbeck of "On the Town."

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"Fun Home," written by playwright Lisa Kron and composer Jeanine Tesori, is based on Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir about coming of age as a lesbian in a home with a closeted gay funeral director father, whose death appears to have been a suicide. The musical received 12 Tony nominations.

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