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'Red' and 'La Cage' helmers win Tony Awards

June 13, 2010 |  5:59 pm

Michael Grandage continued the romp of "Red" through tonight's Tony Awards winning the best director of a play Tony. He helmed the London production as well which also starred Tony nominee Alfred Molina and winner Eddie Redmayne. Grandage lost the 2007 directing race for the play "Frost/Nixon" to Jack O'Brien for "The Coast of Utopia."

Terry Johnson took the Tony for directing the revival of the 1984 Tony-winning tuner "La Cage aux Folles."  Like Grandage, he too first directed this production in London. Johnson won Olivier Awards for crafting the comedies "Hysteria" (1993) and "Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick" (1998).