But last year's host,
Jackman kicked off the ceremony with a peculiar sequence that had many viewers scratching their heads. Bouncing like a rabbit, he hopped his way through the bowels of
The big winners of the evening were the musicals "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" and "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," which tied each other with four Tonys apiece. "Gentleman's," which won the award for new musical, had the most nominations going into Sunday's ceremony, with 10 nods.
"Hedwig" won a Tony for Harris, who stars as the eponymous transsexual rocker from East Berlin. It was the versatile actor's first Tony, and the production itself won the award for revival of a musical.
The evening's most emotional acceptance speech came from
"A Raisin in the Sun" received a total of three awards, including revival of a play.
Jackman enlivened the ceremony by serenading each of the lead actress nominees in the play and musical categories. He also engaged in a hip-hop trio with LL Cool J and rapper
The Tonys have long doubled as a promotional vehicle for the Broadway industry, and this year's ceremony included performances from the musical "