Former Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, making his Broadway debut, has nabbed a Tony Award.
Cranston – in a role far from TV’s chemistry teacher-turned-meth kingpin Walter White – won the best lead actor in a play for his role as former President Lyndon B Johnson in Robert Schenkkan’s All The Way.
Cranston plays Johnson during his first year in office following the assassination of John F Kennedy and explores both his fight for re-election and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
He beat Samuel Barnett from Twelfth Night, Chris O’Dowd from Of Mice and Men, Mark Rylance of Richard III and Tony Shalhoub with Act One.
Cranston, a three-time Emmy Award-winner, has also done goofy comedy in Malcolm in the Middle.
Other winners at the 2014 Tony Awards:
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Lena Hall, Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Best Direction of a Musical: Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.
Best Direction of a Play: Kenny Leon, A Raisin in the Sun.
Best Score: Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the Sun.