Letts took home the award Sunday for best performance by an actor in a play for his portrayal of George in Edward Albee’s famous play. The playwright and actor was up against some tough competition including Tom Hanks, Nathan Lane, David Hyde Pierce and Tom Sturridge.
Letts is an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theater Company. He won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play “August: Osage County” in 2008 and received the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play for the same play. He’s also a regular on the upcoming third season of Showtime’s “Homeland.”
Watch Letts’ acceptance speech at the 2013 Tony Awards here.