Sophie Okonedo and director Kenny Leon talk surprise Tony wins for ‘Raisin in the Sun’ (Video)

Few pundits predicted the three big wins Sunday night for the revival of “A Raisin in the Sun.” The play won Tonys for Best Play Revival, Best Direction of a Play (Kenny Leon), and Best Featured Actress in a Play (Sophie Okonedo).

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Leon was the first of those three wins, and while he was in the press room discussing his victory, Okonedo was announced as the Featured Actress winner, prompting a reaction of unabashed joy from the director, who watched Okonedo’s speech with Tony in hand.

Below, watch both of their acceptance speeches and their press room Q&As:

KENNY LEON

SOPHIE OKONEDO

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