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2015 Tony Awards Winners: FULL LIST


The 2015 Tony Awards have begun.

See who's walking away with an award, AFTER THE JUMP...

Winners in bold

Best Play

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Hand to God
Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Best Musical
An American in Paris
Fun Home
Something Rotten!
The Visit

Best Revival of a Play
The Elephant Man
This Is Our Youth
You Can’t Take It with You

Best Revival of a Musical
The King and I
On the Town
On the Twentieth Century

Best Book of a Musical
An American in Paris, Craig Lucas
Fun Home, Lisa Kron
Something Rotten!, Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell
The Visit, Terrence McNally

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Fun Home
The Last Ship
Something Rotten!
The Visit

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Steven Boyer, Hand to God
Bradley Cooper, The Elephant Man
Ben Miles, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Bill Nighy, Skylight
Alex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Geneva Carr, Hand to God
Helen Mirren, The Audience
Elisabeth Moss, The Heidi Chronicles
Carey Mulligan, Skylight
Ruth Wilson, Constellations

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, Fun Home
Robert Fairchild, An American in Paris
Brian d’Arcy James, Something Rotten!
Ken Watanabe, The King and I
Tony Yazbeck, On the Town

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Kristin Chenoweth, On the Twentieth Century
Leanne Cope, An American in Paris
Beth Malone, Fun Home
Kelli O’Hara, The King and I
Chita Rivera, The Visit

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Matthew Beard, Skylight
K. Todd Freeman, Airline Highway
Richard McCabe, The Audience
Alessandro Nivola, The Elephant Man
Nathaniel Parker, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Micah Stock, It’s Only a Play

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Annaleigh Ashford, You Can’t Take It with You
Patricia Clarkson, The Elephant Man
Lydia Leonard, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Sarah Stiles, Hand to God
Julie White, Airline Highway

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Christian Borle, Something Rotten!
Andy Karl, On the Twentieth Century
Brad Oscar, Something Rotten!
Brandon Uranowitz, An American in Paris
Max von Essen, An American in Paris

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Victoria Clark, Gigi
Judy Kuhn, Fun Home
Sydney Lucas, Fun Home
Ruthie Ann Miles, The King and I
Emily Skeggs, Fun Home

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Bunny Christie and Finn Ross, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Bob Crowley, Skylight
Christopher Oram, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
David Rockwell, You Can’t Take It with You

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Bob Crowley and 59 Productions, An American in Paris
David Rockwell, On the Twentieth Century
Michael Yeargan, The King and I
David Zinn, Fun Home

Best Costume Design of a Play
Bob Crowley, The Audience
Jane Greenwood, You Can’t Take It with You
Christopher Oram, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
David Zinn, Airline Highway

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Gregg Barnes, Something Rotten!
Bob Crowley, An American in Paris
William Ivey Long, On the Twentieth Century
Catherine Zuber, The King and I

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Paule Constable, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Paule Constable and David Plater, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Natasha Katz, Skylight
Japhy Weideman, Airline Highway

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Donald Holder, The King and I
Natasha Katz, An American in Paris
Ben Stanton, Fun Home
Japhy Weideman, The Visit

Best Direction of a Play
Stephen Daldry, Skylight
Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Scott Ellis, You Can’t Take It with You
Jeremy Herrin, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Hand to God

Best Direction of a Musical
Sam Gold, Fun Home
Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!
John Rando, On the Town
Bartlett Sher, The King and I
Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris

Best Choreography
Joshua Bergasse, On the Town
Christopher Gattelli, The King and I
Scott Graham & Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!
Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris

Best Orchestrations
Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky, Bill Elliott, An American in Paris
John Clancy, Fun Home
Larry Hochman, Something Rotten!
Rob Mathes, The Last Ship

Posted Jun. 7,2015 at 8:38 PM EST by in Broadway, Tony Awards | Permalink | Comments (3)

WATCH: John Cameron Mitchell's Tony Award Acceptance Speech for His Return as Hedwig


John Cameron Mitchell was honored at the 2015 Tony Awards with a special award for his return to the stage in the Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Watch JCM's acceptance speech, AFTER THE JUMP...

Mitchell was the original Hedwig in the 1998 off-Broadway production. Hedwig's heels are currently being filled by Glee heartthrob Darren Criss, who will be replaced in July by Taye Diggs. 


Posted Jun. 7,2015 at 8:17 PM EST by in Broadway, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, John Cameron Mitchell, Tony Awards | Permalink | Comments (5)

Florida Church Opposes Gay Scout Leaders, Equates Them To Pedophiles: VIDEO


Last month we told you how President Robert Gates said the Boy Scouts of America could lift its ban on gay adult leaders by October. 

Now, the hateful backlash from right-wingers appears to be getting into full swing. 

A church in Nokomis, Florida — near Sarasota — has posted a message opposing the change that equates gays to pedophiles.

WTSP-TV reports: 

Among messages of God loving everyone digitally displayed on a church Marquee in Sarasota there is this message "Gay Scout leaders are like…." followed by a photo of a fox and a chick and the words "Well… you know"

"He's trying to portray them as predators," says Sarasota Pride member Jeanie Keenan. She finds the sign offensive.

Keenan says, "His message isn't Godly it's hateful."

PastorK.C. McCay, pastor of First Congregational Church of Laurel, claims he was molested as a Boy Scout. He also says he loves "homosexuals" in the same way he loves murderers. 

Back in 2006, on the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, the church posted a message saying, "Muslims can convert to Christianity here!" The Herald Tribune reports: 

The church, which was founded by his father in 1977, has between 50 and 100 members, depending on the time of year. It is a conservative church that views Christianity as the only path to God.

"We will not vary from that," McCay said. "If Muslims want us to water it down, that might be all right for you, but we're not biting."

Here's some of the feedback the church has gotten on Facebook



Watch WTSP's report, AFTER THE JUMP ...


Posted Jun. 7,2015 at 5:30 PM EST by in Boy Scouts, Florida, Religion, Robert Gates | Permalink | Comments (19)

Fox News Sunday Panel Debates Whether Caitlyn Jenner Is a 'Publicity Stunt' - VIDEO


Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace, joined by Brit Hume, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, George Wil, and Juan Williams, had a roundtable discussion earlier today about Caitlyn Jenner and the various political reactions to her announcement. 



Posted Jun. 7,2015 at 4:30 PM EST by in Caitlyn Jenner, News | Permalink | Comments (29)

Scott Walker Is a Big Fan of a Constitutional Amendment Allowing States to Ban Gay Marriage: VIDEO


Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker flexed his social conservative credentials in an interview with ABC News' "This Week," saying that if the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage nationwide, the "next approach" for individuals opposed to gay marriage will be with an anti-gay constitutional amendment. 

Said Walker:

I personally believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. If the court decides that, the only next approach is for those who are supporters of marriage being defined as between one man and one woman is ultimately to consider pursuing a constitutional amendment.

When asked by Jon Karl whether that meant he supported an amendment allowing states to continue banning same-sex marriage, Walker replied:

I believe that the decision on defining marriage should be left up to the states, yeah.

Watch Walker's interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

Walker is expected to announce his 2016 presidential bid later this summer. 

Marriage talk around the 6 minute mark. 

ABC News Videos | ABC Entertainment News




Posted Jun. 7,2015 at 3:30 PM EST by in 2016 Election, Elections, Gay Marriage, News, Scott Walker, Supreme Court | Permalink | Comments (25)

Towleroad's Top 10 Must Watch LGBT Videos of the Week


Need a refresher on all the informative, uplifting, sexy, and entertaining LGBT videos from this past week?

Look no further as we count down the best of the best, AFTER THE JUMP...

10. Dustin Lance Black and Tyler Glenn Have a Bad Break-Up in Neon Trees' "Songs I Can't Listen To"

Alt-rock's Neon Trees is out with a music video for their new single "Songs I Can't Listen To' featuring lead singer Tyler Glenn and Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black as a crazy-in-love couple facing the end of their relationship. 

And while there's sadly no Tom Daley cameo, the music video is still well worth a watch.



9. Rick Santourm Pledges to 'Fight' Any Pro-Equality SCOTUS Marriage Ruling

Don't ask him how, but Rick Santorum is pledging to get his hands dirty and "fight" the Supreme Court should Notorious RBG and the rest of her liberal lackeys rule in favor of the freedom to marry. 



8. Rachel Maddow: Caitlyn Jenner is a Hero for the Trans Community

Rachel Maddow zeroed in on what Caitlyn Jenner's big reveal this past week means for the trans community moving forward. 

"We all have moments in life when we have decisions to make and sometimes we decide we need to pick up and move in a big way," said Maddow. "And we’ve reached that moment when the choice is moving forward or staying where we are for no kind of life at all."



7. 'Do I Sound Gay?' - Official Trailer 

From the trailer's description:

After a break-up with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe embarks on a hilarious and touching journey of self-discovery, confronting his anxiety about "sounding gay." Enlisting acting coaches, linguists, friends, family, total strangers, and celebrities, he quickly learns that many people — both gay and straight — often wish for a different voice. In Thorpe's feature-length documentary debut DO I SOUND GAY?, what starts as a personal journey becomes a chance to unpack layers of cultural baggage concerning sexuality, identity, and self-esteem



6. Jim Bob & Michelle Blast "Agenda' Against Duggar Family, Claim Trans Discrimination is 'Common Sense'

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar sat down with Fox News' host Megyn Kelly last night for their first interview since the story broke last month of their eldest son Josh's sexual abuse of five underage girls, four of whom were his sisters, back when he was a teenager. 

And of course, the two noted anti-LGBT reality stars couldn't help but add a dash of transphobia into the mix.



5. VICE Documentary Explores What 'The Truvada Revolution' Means for the Gay Community's Fight Against HIV



Part 3 can be found here (warning: autoplay)


4. Larry Wilmore Invites on Gay Valedictorian Evan Young to Give His Banned Graduation Speech

Understandably aggravated with the story of Evan Young, the high school valedictorianbanned from reading his graduation ceremony speech because of his plan to come out as gay, Nightly Show host Larry Wilmore invited the bright young man onto his show last night to recite his speech to a much larger audience than he would have originally (had his school's administrators not been such homophobic dingbats in the first place).

Watch Evan give his full, inspiring speech below:


3. Caitlyn Jenner is 'The New Normal' In First Promo for Docu-Series 'I Am Cait' 

Get ready for E!'s upcoming docu-series I Am Cait (debuting July 26) with this first promo featuring the former Olympian discuss what her transition means for her.

“So many people go through life and they never deal with their own issues. No matter what the issues are," said Jenner. "Ours happen to be gender identity. How many people go through life and waste their entire life because they never deal with themselves and be who they are?”



2. Jennifer Hudson's New Music Video 'I Still Love You' Is a Beautiful Ode to Marriage Equality

Jennifer Hudson's latest music video opens with a young gay man calling his father and getting only his answering machine. He's calling to remind him that today is his wedding day. And he's marrying a man. But will he show up?

Find out in the heartwarming video for "I Still Love You' below:



1. NYC Pride's Ad Encouraging You to 'Shout for Those Who Couldn't" Will Leave a Lump in Your Throat

To kick off LGBT Pride Month, NYC Pride has a beautiful new video out encouraging us to be mindful of all the LGBTs who came before us that didn't have the opportunity to have their voices be heard. 

The video was produced by McGann+Zhang.




Posted Jun. 7,2015 at 2:30 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (5)


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