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Tony Awards 2015’s 12 Best and Worst Moments

From heartfelt speeches to cringeworthy musical numbers, the highs and lows of Broadway’s awards extravaganza

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While the 69th Annual Tony Awards didn't exactly break the mold — there were song-and-dance numbers, corny jokes and heartfelt acceptance speeches aplenty — the broadcast didn't fail to deliver some surprises. Namely: Fun Home, the critically acclaimed adaptation of Alison Bechdel's heartrending graphic novel, took home several awards, including Best Musical. Other big winners included perennial Broadway favorite Kelli O'Hara for her role in the revival of The King and I; Helen Mirren, who won her second award for playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience; and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, an adaptation of Mark Haddon's 2003 novel that took home Best Play.

But for all of the good things that happened on the Tonys, there were just as many odd, uncomfortable or downright bad moments (pity the poor cast of Finding Neverland). Read on for our rundown of the show's best and worst moments.

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