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Hugh Jackman Surprised When Wife Presents Him With Special Tony

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Jun. 11 2012, Published 12:30 p.m. ET

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By RadarOnline.com Staff

The 66th annual Tony Awards -- hosted by the delightful Neil Patrick Harris -- were full of surprises Sunday night in New York, especially for Aussie actor Hugh Jackman who was stunned when his wife presented him with a special Tony Award for his contributions to the Broadway community, and in particular, his fundraising on behalf of Equity Fights AIDS.

Jackman knew he was receiving the award, he just didn’t know his notoriously shy wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, would be doing the honors.

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Once was the night’s big winner -- capturing eight awards including Best Musical and Best Actor for Steve Kazee.

Click here for complete list of 2012 Tony Winners

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess took home Best Revival of a Musical, while its star, Audra McDonald won Best Actress  -- her fifth Tony win for acting, tying the record held by Angela Lansbury and Julie Harris.

Clybourne Park won Best Play, and Death of a Salesman won Best Revival of a Play.

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