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Helen Mirren, 'Curious Incident' and 'Skylight' are among the 2015 Tony winners

By Karen Butler
Helen Mirren, 'Curious Incident' and 'Skylight' are among the 2015 Tony winners
Helen Mirren arrives in the press room with her Tony Award at the 69th Annual Tony Awards on June 7, 2015 in New York City. The evening will feature appearances by Jennifer Lopez, Sting, Jim Parsons, Amanda Seyfried, Kiefer Sutherland, Bryan Cranston, Sutton Foster, Jennifer Nettles, Taye Diggs and Ashley Tisdale. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) -- Helen Mirren followed up the Oscar she won for her work in the film The Queen with a Tony Award for playing the same role -- British monarch Elizabeth II -- in the Broadway play The Audience.

Moments later in Sunday's New York ceremony, her co-star Richard McCabe won the Tony for Featured Actor in a Play.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was named Best Play and also earned the honors for Best Actor in a Play for Alex Sharp, Best Direction of a Play for Marianne Elliott, Scenic Design of a Play and Lighting Design of a Play.

Skylight scored the prize for Best Revival of a Play and Annaleigh Ashford won the Tony for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for You Can't Take It with You.

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