Actress Helen Mirren has won her first Tony award for her performance as the Queen in "The Audience".
The Tony Awards, held in New York, are theatre's highest honour and Mirren said she was "thrilled" as she accepted the prize.
She had been up against Mad Men star Elizabeth Moss and fellow Brits Carey Mulligan and Ruth Wilson.
The feel-good musical Kinky Boots walked away with six Tony Awards last night, including best musical, best original score and best leading man.
The show, based on a 2005 film about a failing shoe factory that turns to making drag queen boots, has songs written by pop star and Broadway newcomer Cyndi Lauper.
Neil Patrick Harris was back for his fourth turn as host, opening with a razzle-dazzle number amid dozens of dancers - and even managed to get boxer Mike Tyson to join in with the festivities.
Christopher Durang's comical Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike won the Tony for best play Tony. Matilda the Musical and Pippin won four awards each and two other shows - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Nance - took away three awards each.
Tom Hanks, who starred in the Broadway production of Lucky Guy, left empty-handed, but he did come on stage to present an award.