The 2009 Tony Award, representing the best of Broadway, were presented in a star-studded ceremony at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7, and broadcast live on CBS starting at 8pm. Unfortunately for those of us who are interested in the design awards, they were presented before the live broadcast began. But the winners are a wonderful mix of British and American designers, with Paul Arditti, the second-ever sound designer to win a Tony, for Billy Elliot, The Musical, which was also honored with Tony Awards for lighting designer Rick Fisher, and set designer Ian MacNeil... and topped the awards as Best Musical of the season!

Bravo to all the winners (Complete list of 2009 Tony Winners):

Best Scenic Design of A Play: Derek McLane, 33 Variations

Best Scenic Design of A Musical: Ian MacNeil, Billy Elliot

Best Costume Design of A Play: Anthony Ward, Mary Stuart

Best Costume Design of A Musical: Tim Hatley, Shrek The Musical

Best Lighting Design of A Play: Brian MacDevitt, Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Best Lighting Design of A Musical: Rick Fisher, Billy Elliot

Best Sound Design of A Play: Gregory Clarke, Equus

Best Sound Design of A Musical: Paul Arditti: Billy Elliot

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