first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 – Associated Press Play: “The History Boys.” Musical: “Jersey Boys.” Book-Musical: “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Original Score: “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Revival-Play: “Awake and Sing!” Revival-Musical: “The Pajama Game.” Actor-Play: Richard Griffiths, “The History Boys.” Actress-Play: Cynthia Nixon, “Rabbit Hole.” Actor-Musical: John Lloyd Young, “Jersey Boys.” Actress-Musical: LaChanze, “The Color Purple.” Featured Actor-Play: Ian McDiarmid, “Faith Healer.” Featured Actress-Play: Frances de la Tour, “The History Boys.” Featured Actor-Musical: Christian Hoff, “Jersey Boys.” Featured Actress-Musical: Beth Leavel, “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Direction-Play: Nicholas Hytner, “The History Boys.” Direction-Musical: John Doyle, “Sweeney Todd.” Choreography: Kathleen Marshall, “The Pajama Game.” Special Tony Award: Harold Prince.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Jersey Boys,” the fast-moving musical biography of pop icons Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, won best musical Sunday at the 2006 Tony Awards, while “The History Boys,” Alan Bennett’s wise, witty dissection of British education, was named best play. “The History Boys” received six Tonys, more than any other production, also taking home prizes for actor, Richard Griffiths; director, Nicholas Hytner; featured actress, Frances de la Tour; and two design prizes, sets and lighting. While “Jersey Boys” picked up the top musical prize and received four Tonys, its main competitor, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” the Canadian-born musical that affectionately celebrates Broadway’s past, won more awards. “Jersey Boys,” “The Drowsy Chaperone” and “The History Boys” are among the shows doing potent business at the box office, underscoring that the 2005-2006 season has been good for Broadway. last_img read more