Bryan Cranston, Mark Rylance and Neil Patrick Harris win at Tony Awards 2014

Hugh Jackman hosted the annual ceremony which featured performances by Idina Menzel, Gladys Knight and Sting


Bryan Cranston, Neil Patrick Harris and Mark Rylance were among the winners at last night’s Tony Awards held at Radio City Music Hall in New York. 


Hosted for the fourth time by Hugh Jackman, the ceremony saw Breaking Bad star Cranston awarded with the best actor in a play gong for his portrayal of former President Lyndon B Johnson in Broadway production All The Way. 

Cranston saw off competition from Of Mice and Men’s Chris O’Dowd and Mark Rylance, who won a separate prize for actor in a featured role for his performance as Countess Olivia in Twelfth Knight, a category that also included his co-stars Stephen Fry and Paul Chahidi from the all-male production.

How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris was named leading actor in a musical for his appearance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, while British actress Sophie Okonedo won for best actress in a featured role. 

Other winners on the night included Jesse Mueller (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical), Audra McDonald (Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill), James Monroe Iglehart (Aladin) and Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch). 

Nominee Idina Menzel performed, as did Gladys Knight and Sting, who sang a number from his upcoming Broadway debut musical The Last Ship. The ceremony was attended by the likes of Zach Braff, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Bradley Cooper, who were entertained by Tony Award-winner Jackman as he tap danced across the stage before performing with rappers LL Cool J and TI. Watch his bouncing opening number below: