"A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder," a macabre musical about a social climber who comically bumps off the members of an aristocratic family, took home the Tony for new musical on Sunday.
The new-musical category was regarded as one of the tightest of the season, with no obvious front-runner going into Sunday evening's ceremony. Darko Tresnjak won a Tony earlier in the evening for directing the musical, and Linda Cho won a Tony for costume design for her work on the production.
"Gentleman's" -- which features original songs by Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman -- was previously seen at the Old Globe in San Diego and the
The musical stars Jefferson Mays, who plays multiple roles -- both male and female -- as the various members of the aristocratic family who are murdered by the scheming interloper (Bryce Pinkham).
The other nominees in the best musical category were "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," "After Midnight" and "Aladdin."