"The Real Thing," Tom Stoppard's love drama, was chosen best revival. It stars Stephen Dillane as an adulterous playwright, playing opposite Jennifer Ehle as his second wife. Both Dillane and Ehle took home the top acting awards.
Ehle was competing with her mother Rosemary Harris, star of "Waiting in the Wings," and couldn't resist a detour to dear ol' mom on her way to the podium to receive her award.
"We've been told not to stop on the way to the stage," she said. "But I think I just went onto automatic pilot."
This year's ceremony at Radio City Music Hall ran so close to schedule that hosts Rosie O'Donnell and Nathan Lane had to "stretch," ad-libbing for a moment or two until the televised show's credits rolled.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
From the CNN website is this short article on the Tony awards.