The musical "Billy Elliot" was the big winner this year at the Tony Awards, Broadway's equivalent of the Academy Awards recognizing achievement in American live theater.
"Billy Elliot," the story of a coal miner's son who dreams of dancing, picked up 10 awards, including best musical. The three young actors who take turns performing the title character shared the best actor prize.
"God of Carnage," written by French playwright Yasmina Reza about the clash between two middle-class couples whose children get into a fight, took the best play prize.
Broadway veteran, 83-year-old Angela Lansbury, received her fifth Tony, this time for her performance in a revival of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit."