Tony Awards 2011: 'The Book Of Mormon' And 'Anything Goes' Win Big

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The Book of Mormon,'' a spoof musical about two traveling Mormon missionaries, won the Tony Award for best musical Sunday, while British import to Broadway, "War Horse,'' won best play.

Actress Frances McDormand won best actress in a leading role in a play for her role as a tough Boston single mother in ''Good People,'' while Mark Rylance won for best actor in a leading role in a play for "Jerusalem'' at the awards marking Broadway's highest honors.

Best musical revival went to "Anything Goes,'' while best play revival went to "The Normal Heart,'' which also gave Ellen Barkin and John Benjamin Hickey the awards for best actress and best actor in a featured role in a play.

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical was awarded to Norbert Leo Butz for "Catch Me If You Can,'', while best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical went to Sutton Foster for "Anything Goes.''

"The Book of Mormon'' also won Tony Awards for best book, original score and best direction.

(Reporting by Christine Kearney and Chris Michaud, editing by David Lawder)

Copyright 2011 Thomson Reuters. Click for Restrictions.