'Once,' 'Clybourne Park' Win Tonys

Renee Montagne and David Greene report on the winners of Sunday night's Tony Awards, honoring the best on Broadway. Once won Best Musical and seven other awards, while Clybourne Park won Best Play. Other top awards went to revivals of Porgy and Bess and Death of a Salesman.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

He's already got an EGOT, which is an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. Last night, Mike Nichols got his ninth Tony and a standing ovation at the Tony Awards celebrating the best of Broadway, where he won as best director for "Death of a Salesman."

(SOUNDBITE OF AWARDS CEREMONY)

MIKE NICHOLS: There's not a person in this theater that doesn't know what it is to be a salesman, to be way out there in the blue riding on a smile and a shoe shine, and as we know, a salesman has got to dream. It goes with the territory.

MONTAGNE: That play, Arthur Miller's most famous, also picked up a Tony for best revival.

DAVID GREENE HOST: And best musical revival last night went to the Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess." The female lead in that show, Audra McDonald, won best actress in a musical.

(SOUNDBITE OF AWARDS CEREMONY)

AUDRA MCDONALD: I was a little girl with a pot belly and afro puffs, hyperactive and overdramatic, and I found the theater, and I found my home.

HOST: And newcomer James Corden was a surprise winner last night for best actor award for the play "One Man, Two Guvnors."

MONTAGNE: We'll leave you now with a song from this year's winner for best musical, "Once."

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG)

MONTAGNE: And this is NPR News.

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