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Neil Patrick Harris and Hugh Jackman mixed it up musically in a rivalry-tinged duet medley about which of them is the better Tony host — including a side-by-side dance-off to music from A Chorus Line. ''But if, buddy, I'm the bottom, you're the top!'' ?
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TREY PARKER ON HIS OTHER PARTNER
Trey Parker, wearing a black sequined shirt apparently borrowed from Liza Minnelli's closet, accepts Best Musical for the nine-time Tony winner The Book of Mormon and thanks ''our co-writer who passed away, Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon religion.''
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BROOKE SHIELDS SAYS A MOUTHFUL
Presenter (and future Addams Family star) Brooke Shields curses — and gets bleeped by the CBS censors — while apologizing for screwing up her lines during Neil Patrick Harris' opening number.
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SUTTON FOSTER THANKS A VIP
While accepting the Tony as Best Actress in a Musical for Anything Goes, Sutton Foster tearfully thanks her dresser of nine years, who's leaving her next week for Cape Cod.
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NORBERT LEO BUTZ PAYS TRIBUTE TO HIS SLAIN SISTER
Catch Me If You Can star Norbert Leo Butz wins Best Actor in a Musical and thanks his sister, Teresa Ann Butz, who was murdered in 2009 in Seattle as he was performing in the pre-Broadway staging of Catch Me. ?
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DANIEL RADCLIFFE SHOWS HIS STUFF
Daniel Radcliffe sings and dances up a storm (and does handstands!) performing the ''Brotherhood of Man'' number from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with Tony-winning costar John Laroquette.?
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FRANCES MCDORMAND'S FASHION CHOICE
Perhaps in solidarity with her working-class Boston character in Good People, Frances McDormand wears a denim jacket while collecting her trophy for Best Actress in a Play.
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NIKKI M. JAMES' SPEECH FLIES HIGH
The Book of Mormon's Nikki M. James, winning the Tony as Best Featured Actress in a Musical, tearfully recalls her beloved Papi and cites the seemingly miraculous ability of bumblebees to fly, declaring, ''I come from a long line of bumblebees.'' ?
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ROCKERS WALK AMONG US
Bono and the Edge joke about their much-delayed musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. ''We used to be famous for being in U2,'' Bono begins — which later prompts the Edge to note: ''This humble thing really works for you, man.''
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MARK RYLANCE'S ''WHUH?'' MOMENT
Just as he did when he won a Tony in 2009, Jerusalem star Mark Rylance forgoes thanking his costars and delivers a bizarro poem by obscure Minnesota poet Louis Jenkins called ''Walking Through a Wall.'' Why? ''I feel kind of sad when I win things,'' he tells reporters afterward. ''I always thinks you should prepare something to say.''
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A GAME CHRIS ROCK SKIPS THE BIG GAME
Chris Rock delivers a hilarious riff before announcing the final (anti-climactic) award, Best Musical: ''If you had told me that I would miss the best basketball game ever to hang out with Nathan Lane...''
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Tony-winning triple threat Sutton Foster and Co. perform the tap-tastic title number from Anything Goes.?
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STAGE VETS GET THEIR DUE
Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones, stars of the just-closed revival of Driving Miss Daisy, get a well-deserved standing O before introducing clips from the season's dramatic plays.