Hairspray

was the show of the year at last night’s Tony Awards, but La Bohème won in two out of three design categories. The Baz Lurhmann revival of Puccini’s opera won for set designer Catherine Martin and lighting designer Nigel Levings.

The third design winner was William Ivey Long for his costumes for Hairspray.

All three hours of the Tony ceremony were broadcast on CBS, which was an innovation, as in recent years the first hour was run on PBS. During that first hour the design awards were usually given out. Last night, however, the design awards were given before the show began. However, neither Martin nor Levings, both Australians, were in town to pick up their awards.

As always, the Tony Awards choose not to recognize sound design.

The full list of winners follows:

Best Musical
Hairspray

Best Play
Take Me Out

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
Harvey Fierstein for Hairspray

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Marissa Jaret Winokur for Hairspray

Best Revival of a Musical
Nine: the Musical

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Vanessa Redgrave for Long Day's Journey into Night

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
Brian Dennehy for Long Day's Journey into Night

Best Revival of a Play
Long Day's Journey into Night

Best Direction of a Musical
Jack O'Brien for Hairspray

Best Special Theatrical Event
Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on Broadway

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Jane Krakowski for Nine:the Musical

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
Dick Latessa for Hairspray

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Michele Pawk for Hollywood Arms

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
Dennis O'Hare for Take Me Out

Best Direction of a Play
Joe Mantello for Take Me Out

Best Choreography
Twyla Tharp for Movin' Out

Best Original Score
Scott Whittman, Marc Shaiman for Hairspray

Best Book of a Musical
Thomas Meehan, Mark O'Donnell for Hairspray

Best Scenic Design
Catherine Martin for La Bohème

Best Costume Design
William Ivey Long for Hairspray

Best Lighting Design
Nigel Levings for La Bohème

Best Orchestrations
Stuart Malina, Billy Joel for Movin' Out

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Cy Feuer

Regional Theatre Tony Award
The Children's Theatre Company

Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre
The principal ensemble of La Bohème
Paul Huntley
Johnson-Liff Casting Associates
The Acting Company