'August' wins Tony for best play

June 15, 2008 at 10:27 PM
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NEW YORK, June 15 (UPI) -- "August: Osage County" won the prize for best play at the 62nd annual Tony Awards show in New York Sunday.

"Writing is better than acting," said playwright Tracy Letts upon taking the stage to receive his Tony. "You get to use your words. You don't have to be there eight times a week and I can guarantee this moment beats the hell out of auditioning for (the TV show) 'Jag.'"

Deanna Dunagan picked up the Tony for lead actress in a play for her work in "August: Osage County." The drama marked her Broadway debut.

"This is so overwhelming," Dunagan said as she accepted her award. "This whole year has been entirely unexpected and astonishing."

Mark Rylance won the prize for lead actor in a play for his performance in the comedy, "Boeing-Boeing." The play marked his first Broadway performance, as well.

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