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06/06/00
Tony in Mother-Daughter Triangle
- Ehle leads night of British success on Broadway

BRITISH star Jennifer Ehle saw off the challenge of her own mum to clinch the best actress award at this year's Tonys, held in New York last night.

Ehle, for her role in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, was at the head of a procession of British success at Broadway's big award ceremony. "Thank you for teaching me to walk and to talk and to read," Ehle said to her parents as she accepted her award. "Otherwise, I wouldn't be here." The Real Thing also clinched the Best Revival award.

While Ehle's mother Rosemary Harris lost out to her offspring, other stars of the London stage came through. Roy Dotrice was named best featured actor for his part in Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten, Michael Frayn was handed the best new play gong for Copenhagen, a play that has consistently had critics drooling on both sides of the Atlantic, and adopted Brit Michael Blakemore (an Australian who works mainly in the West End) won best director twice over, once for Copenhagen and again in the musical category for Kiss Me, Kate.

Other British winners were Sirs Elton John and Tim Rice for best original score for Aida, and Susan Stroman, whose work with dance-led musical Contact brought her the best choreography honour.




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