Everything about this year’s Tony Awards ceremony was safe, from the host (the always classy Neil Patrick Harris) and the new location (the Beacon Theatre, a smaller venue on the Upper West Side) to the nominees and recipients. There were no shocks and surprises, no cringeworthy moments of over-the-top cheesiness, and only one instance of “bleeping” after a frustrated Brooke Shields forgot the lyrics to part of the opening number — twice.

As predicted, The Book of Mormon – Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s irreverent religious satire – swept the musical side of the 65th Annual Tony Awards in New York City on Sunday night, reigning in a whopping nine statuettes: Best Musical, Score, Book, Direction, Featured Actress, Orchestrations, Lighting Design, Scenic Design, and Sound Design.

War Horse, an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s best-selling children’s novel, charged across the straight play battlefield, claiming awards for Best Play, Scenic Design, Sound Design, Lighting Design, and Direction. Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, a drama focusing on the AIDS crisis in 1980s New York City, also emerged victorious, nabbing several much-deserved Tonys for Best Revival of a Play, Featured Actor (John Benjamin Hickey), and Featured Actress (Ellen Barkin).

Broadway darling Sutton Foster was awarded her second Tony for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her scintillating performance as Reno Sweeney in the revival of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes (which also won Best Revival of a Musical and Best Choreography). Norbert Leo Butz humbly accepted the Tony for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his brilliant portrayal of Carl Hanratty in Catch Me if You Can, an adaptation of Stephen Spielberg’s 2002 film of the same name.

Other notable winners included Good People’s Frances McDormand, who was recognized as Best Leading Actress in a Play, and John Larroquette, who thanked his How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying costar Daniel Radcliffe while accepting the award for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical.

A scene from 'The Book of Mormon'