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Elton John’s ‘Aida’ Big Winner at Tony Awards

Posted in News on June 4, 2000

BMI congratulates Sirs Elton John and Tim Rice on winning Best Original Score for "Aida" at last night's 54th Annual Tony® Awards honoring the best on Broadway.

Nominated for five Tony's®, the love-triangle musical set in ancient Egypt also took home awards for Best Scenic Design, Best Lighting Design, while Heather Headley took home the award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her role in the show.

John and Rice also won a Tony® for Best Musical in 1998 for their adaptation of Disney's "The Lion King."