On the other hand, theatre can also revive a career. This was certainly the case for Christine Ebersole. After a run in television had slowed to a trickle, it did not take too long before she won two Tonys for Best Actress. One was for Sunset Boulevard, while the other was for Grey Gardens. These would have been accomplishments in themselves, but she has also won them in back-to-back years.
These two weren't the only top names to grace the year in the past year. Frank Langella also won for his work in Frost/Nixon. Billy Crudup won an acting award for The Coast of Utopia.
Part of the ceremony includes an award to a regional theatre that produces consistent quality work. This year, the award went to the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.
All in all, the awards ceremony tends to have something for everyone. It shows plays, musicals, solid acting. A sweep by one piece of work is not likely with the sheer number of awards. It shouldn't be long before audiences see the touring versions of winning plays and musicals.