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Seriously... is there ANYthing Hugh Jackman cannot do?!?

He's portrayed a superhero on the big screen. He's played a gay man on Broadway.

And, last night at the 2014 Tony Awards, Jackman showed off his rapping skills. Yes, readers, Hugh Jackman can rap.

The actor started out singing a song about “The Music Man,” only to then stop himself because it needed an update for the 21st century... and then he welcomed T.I. and LL Cool J to the stage.

Perhaps the only thing more unexpected than Hugh Jackman rapping would be T.I. and LL Cool J showing up at the Tonys. Have they forever lost all street cred?

Watch and decide for yourself:

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Sunday night marked theater's biggest night, with the exception of every night at the actual theater, as the 68th annual Tony Awards aired on CBS.

The biggest winner of all last night? And ever, for acting Tonys?

Broadway record-breaker Audra McDonald, winner of best dramatic actress for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, took home her SIXTH Tony.

McDonald, 43, bested Angela Lansbury and Julie Harris' previous records of five acting Tony Awards each, and gave an emotional speech to the crowd.

The Radio City Music Hall audience acknowledged the significance of the achievement with a prolonged standing ovation, bringing her to tears.

McDonald cried openly, and acknowledged Lena Horne, Diahann Carroll, Ruby Dee, Maya Angelou and Billie Holiday, whom she plays in the drama.

Bryan Cranston also brought down the house with a win for best dramatic actor as President Lyndon B. Johnson in Robert Schenkkan's All the Way.

Returning after a nine-year absence for his fourth stint at host, Hugh Jackman brought his trademark sex appeal and charm to the Music Hall stage.

See the full list of winners from the 2014 Tony Awards below:

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Jonathan Groff and Lucy Liu woke up with the sun today to announce the nominees for the 2014 Tony Awards, which will air on Sunday, June 8 from Radio City Music Hall.

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Among the very famous names nominated are Neil Patrick Harris, Idina Menzel, Bryan Cranston, Chris O’Dowd and Audra McDonald.

With Hugh Jackman set to host, here's a look at who could be taking home hardware on Broadway's biggest night...

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Neil Patrick Harris kicked off his hosting duties for the 2013 Tony Awards Sunday night with an elaborate opening number that featured Mike Tyson. Seriously.

The eight-minute-long act featured musical recaps of nominees such as Kinky Boots, Motown: The Musical, Pippin, Bring It On and Matilda the Musical.

The highlight wasn't the acclaimed plays, or even NPH however. It was boxer-turned-pop-culture-punchline Tyson, who made a cameo at the 3:15 mark:

He didn't do much, but he didn't have to. Tyson's mere presence on stage at the 2013 Tony Awards was enough to get people talking, as it clearly has.

The former world heavyweight champion recently embarked on a touring one-man show that also hit Broadway (seriously), so it did sort of make sense?

As for Harris, he also closed the show by rapping! Check out his take on "Empire State of Mind" featuring Audra McDonald after the jump ...

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Kinky Boots, with songs by pop star and Broadway newcomer Cyndi Lauper, was made for walking away with a leading six Tony Awards last night.

Among the honors won by Kinky Boots at the show, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris? Best musical, best original score and best leading man.

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Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike won the best play Tony, while Matilda the Musical and Pippin won four awards each.

Two other shows, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Nance, shared three awards each, while Tom Hanks' Lucky Guy came away empty-handed.

See the full list of winners from the 2013 Tony Awards below:

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang

Kinky Boots, The Musical

Matilda, The Musical Dennis Kelly

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Nominations for the 2013 Tony Awards are out - and they're all about Kinky Boots.

The Harvey Fierstein/Cyndi Lauper musical is represented 13 times, including a nod for its leading lady in her first-ever Broadway role.


Elsewhere, Matilda earned 12 nominations, Pippin scored 10 and Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella came out with 9.

The ceremony will be broadcast June 9 on CBS and here is a rundown of all the nominees for the Tony Awards 2013:

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The 2012 Tony Awards - a.k.a. 50 Shades of Gay, in the words of host Neil Patrick Harris - were doled out Sunday at the Beacon Theatre in New York.

Performances from the cast of Once, Hairspray and Newsies, plus a special award for Hugh Jackman and so much more made it a night to remember.

Once stole the theatrical spotlight, raking in eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical Direction, Best Lead Actor and the top award for Best Musical.

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Clybourne Park took home the highly coveted award for Best Play.

Peter and the Starcatcher came in second with five awards including Christian Borle's win for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role.

Also, former Private Practice star Audra McDonald took home the award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess.

Nina Arianda surprised many with a Best Leading Actress win for Venus in Fur, in perhaps the annual show's most unexpected honor. Or was it?

A complete list of Tony winners appears after the jump ...

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A couple of TV stars who have more than credible Broadway resumes - Kristin Chenoweth (GCB) and Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - presented the nominations for the 2012 Tony Awards this morning.

And just which shows and which actors/actresses are up for the hardware that will be handed out on June 10, in a ceremony hosted by Neil Patrick Harris? We're so glad you asked...

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Best Play
Clybourne Park
Other Desert Cities
Peter and the Starcatcher
Venus in Fur

Best Musical
Leap of Faith
Nice Work If You Can Get It

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The Book of Mormon cleaned up at this year's Tony Awards, but it was just one of a number of plays and acts that were featured throughout the telecast.

Host Neil Patrick Harris summarized the event in a brilliant rap to conclude the show, Daniel Radcliffe proved that he can do a lot more than just cast spells on the big screen and two stars from Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark managed not to hurt anyone during a sneak peek at that controversial show.

Watch various performances from the event below.

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"This is such a waste of time, like taking a hooker to dinner."

So said Chris Rock at The Tony Awards last night, prior to reading the list of nominees for Best Musical. That's because the winner was more obvious than the eventual resignation of Anthony Weiner.

The Book of Mormon dominated an evening that also saw Brooke Shields curse, Daniel Radcliffe perform, Bono joked about his new musical and Neil Patrick Harris proved that he may be the best host in Hollywood.

We've posted a full list of winners below.

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