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Tony Awards: 'Book of Mormon,' 'War Horse' win for direction

June 12, 2011 |  5:59 pm

Warhorse 

"The Book of Mormon" and "War Horse" won Tonys for direction of a musical and play, respectively. The wins are seen as harbingers for the shows' chances for winning the top awards later.

Trey Parker and Casey Nicholaw shared the Tony for co-directing "The Book of Mormon." Parker thanked his parents as well as fans of "South Park," the long-running animated Comedy Central series that he co-created with Matt Stone.

So far Sunday, "The Book of Mormon" has won four Tonys.

Two directors also won for "War Horse" -- Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. The pair directed the play at its first staging at the National Theatre in London and subsequently on the West End, before it opened in New York this season.

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-- David Ng

Photo (top): A scene from "War Horse." Credit: Paul Kolnik / Associated Press

Photo credit (bottom): American Theatre Wing

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