Tony Awards

"Jersey Boys," the fast-moving musical biography of pop icons Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, has won best musical at the 2006 Tony Awards.

"The History Boys," Alan Bennett's witty dissection of British education, was named best play.

"The History Boys" received six Tonys, more than any other production.

It also took home prizes for actor Richard Griffiths; director Nicholas Hytner; and featured actress Frances de la Tour.

John Lloyd Young, who plays Valli in "Jersey Boys," took the top actor-musical award. LaChanze won for her portrayal of the courageous Celie in "The Color Purple" in the actress-musical category.

While "Jersey Boys," picked up the top musical prize and received four Tonys, its main competitor, "The Drowsy Chaperone," won more awards -- five -- including best book and score.


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