Writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone have already shown they’re masters of comedy for the small screen. Their Emmy award-winning South Park has remained Comedy Central’s highest-rated show throughout its 15-season run. But at last night’s 2011 Tony Awards, the duo proved their satirical genius extends beyond television.
A story of two young Mormon missionaries who are sent to a remote village in Uganda, The Book of Mormon is a musical that was developed by Parker, Stone, and Avenue Q writer/composer Robert Lopez. Since its Broadway debut in March, the musical has received much critical acclaim — and Sunday night’s ceremony was the cherry on top.
The religious satire raked in awards, winning nine of the 14 categories for which it was nominated. Awards included “Best Book of a Musical,” “Best Original Score,” “Best Direction of a Musical” and “Best Musical.”
The Book of Mormon will continue to run on Broadway and will tour nationally in 2012.
Check out a performance of the number “I Believe” from the last night’s award show.