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Tony Awards: Mark Rylance, Norbert Leo Butz win actor awards

June 12, 2011 |  8:28 pm


Actors Mark Rylance and Norbert Leo Butz took home Tony Awards for their performances in the play "Jerusalem" and the musical "Catch Me If You Can," respectively. The wins mark the second Tonys for both.

Rylance delivered a rambling acceptance speech that might have been in the spirit of the backwoods trailer-park character he plays in "Jerusalem," a role that he originated in London. The British actor also delivered his speech in an American accent. (Rylance spent part of his youth in the U.S.)

Rylance previously won a Tony for the 2008 revival of "Boeing-Boeing."

Butz beat out heavy competition from Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells in "The Book of Mormon." He won the Tony in 2005 for "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels."


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-- David Ng

Photo (top): Mark Rylance accepts his Tony Award for "Jerusalem." Credit: Jeff Christensen / Associated Press

Photo credit (bottom): American Theatre Wing