Andrew Rannells and the cast of "The Book of Mormon" performs on stage during the 65th Annual Tony AwardsAndrew H. Walker/Getty Images

The irreverent musical comedy, “The Book of Mormon” was named best musical at the 2011 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards, among the nine awards bestowed on the show last night. Also Irish American Frances McDormand walked away with the award for best actress for her role in “Good People”.

Irish Americans stole the show last night in the massively successful award show hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.
 
“The Book of Mormon’s” accolades included two Tonys each for Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez for the book and for the music and lyrics. Parker and Casey Nicholaw won for direction of a musical while orchestration, lighting design, sound design of a musical and scenic design also won the show gongs.

Frances McDormand also received an award for her role as leading actress in the play for "Good People." David Lindsay-Abaire's drama tells the tale of a woman's struggle to escape her dead-end life in South Boston.

The most remarkable winner of the night however was “War Horse”. The show, based on the book by Michael Morpurgo, tells the tale of a boy, named Albert, and his beloved horse, Joey. This ground breaking puppet show won Best Play.


FULL LIST OF WINNERS

Best Play
War Horse

Best Musical
The Book of Mormon

Best Book of a Musical
The Book of Mormon

Best Original Score
The Book of Mormon

Best Revival of a Play
The Normal Heart

Best Revival of a Musical
Anything Goes

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Mark Rylance,  Jerusalem

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Frances McDormand, Good People

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Norbert Leo Butz, Catch Me If You Can

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Sutton Foster, Anything Goes

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
John Benjamin Hickey, The Normal Heart

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Ellen Barkin, The Normal Heart

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
John Larroquette, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Nikki M. James, The Book of Mormon

Best Direction of a Play
Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, War Horse

Best Direction of a Musical
Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, The Book of Mormon

Best Choreography
Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes

Best Orchestrations
Larry Hochman & Stephen Oremus, The Book of Mormon

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Rae Smith, War Horse

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Scott Pask, The Book of Mormon

Best Costume Design of a Play
Desmond Heeley, The Importance of Being Earnest

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner, Priscilla Queen of the Desert