In Their Own Voices: The Female Tony Winners

by Melissa Silverstein
June 14, 2011 10:43 AM
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Frances McDormand - she won for best actress in a play for Good. I love the denim jacket.

Sutton Foster - best actress in a musical - she won for Anything Goes

Nikki M. James - best featured actress in a muscial

Eve Ensler - she won the Isabelle Stevenson Humanitarian Award- I can't embed the video but if you want to watch, click here. Transcript of her radical speech (how many times have people said the word vagina at the Tony's?) below.

"This all began when I said the word vagina in a little tiny theater way, way downtown in this very city. I said it again. I said it endlessly. I said it so many times over, women began to say it. I saw what happens when millions say vagina and when millions hear it. What I learned is that when you say what you're not supposed to say, when you share your secrets, when you tell the truth, the world changes - people get free, they come into their power."

"I accept this award on behalf all those who found their voices, their vaginas, their courage in the theater. And I call on all of us to remember why we were drawn to the theater, and to be braver, bolder, and more outrageous. I thank you from the bottom of my heart."

- Eve Ensler

Paule Constable - Best Lighting of a Play - War Horse

Rae Smith - Best Scenic Design of a Play - War Horse

Daryl Roth - Producer - Best Revival of a Play - The Normal Heart

Kathleen Marshall - Best Choreography - Anything Goes

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