1 of 10
Hugh Jackman and his wife kiss
Deborra-Lee Furness surprises her hubby by presenting him his special Tony. He returns the favor with a gracious speech. ''I know how much you hate public speaking,'' he told her before a big smooch on the lips. ''This is probably the greatest thing you've ever done for me.''
2 of 10
Steve Kazee thanks his mom
The star of Once, winning the prize for Leading Actor in a Musical, tugged at the heartstrings. ''My mother always told me before shows to stand up and show them whose little boy you are,'' he said. ''And I'm showing you today that I am the son of Cathy Withrow Kazee, who lost the fight with cancer on Easter Sunday of this year and I miss you every day and I feel you here with me tonight.''
3 of 10
Nina Arianda and her crush, Christopher Plummer
The 28-year-old star of Venus in Fur, accepting Leading Actress in a Play, tells Plummer, ''Sir, you were my first crush. When that whistle was blown in Sound of Music, you made my day.''
4 of 10
Audra McDonald sings ''Summertime''
Shortly before winning a record-tying fifth Tony for Best Actress in a Musical, the former Private Practice star demonstrated why she was so worthy with a stirring rendition of the Gershwins' classic ballad from Porgy and Bess.
5 of 10
Neil Patrick Harris' ''We're out of time'' closing number
''If I had time,'' the dapper host crooned, ''I'd say how Once won once, won twice, then Once won more, in fact it pretty much won everything but score...'
6 of 10
James Corden thanks his baby mama
A surprise winner over Phillip Seymour Hoffman in the Best Leading Actor in a Play category, the British star of the comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, gave a shoutout to his girlfriend, Julia, in frank words seldom heard at awards ceremonies: ''She's my baby mama and I can't wait to marry her.''
7 of 10
The Book of Mormon co-creators jokingly grouse about this year's upstarts
''We who are the Broadway establishment,'' proclaimed a tea-sipping Trey Parker, flanked by Matt Stone, ''welcome this year's nominees for Best Musical, the young whipper-snappers who so desperately seek to join our ranks.''
8 of 10
Neil Patrick Harris dangles like Spider-Man
The host is left hanging as Angela Lansbury and American Theater Wing chair Ted Chapin describe the activities of the organization behind the Tonys.
9 of 10
Patti Lupone and Mandi Patinkin do a mini-medley
The Tony-winning stars of the original Evita sing a brief line from that show — and each of the other nominees for Best Musical Revival before presenting that award.
10 of 10
Andrew Garfield hugs Christian Borle
The gracious star of Death of a Salesman (and next month's The Amazing Spider-Man) raised a shout and leapt up from his seat to offer a congratulatory hug after losing Featured Actor in a Play to Christian Borle, star of Peter and the Starcatcher (and NBC's Smash). Way to keep it classy.