Wendell Pierce and Sue Vaccaro bring home Tony for best play

"Clybourne Park"
"Clybourne Park"

New York - Actor, producer and New Orleans native Wendell Pierce brought home some major hardware from the Tony Awards last night.

The Tony for best play went to Bruce Norris' "Clybourne Park," which had already won the Pulitzer Prize for its clever exploration of race in America, via a piece of real estate.

Pierce, and fellow New Orleanian, Sue Vaccaro, produced the Broadway show.  The play was nominated for four awards, but just took home the big one.

Pierce is best known for his recent roles in "Treme" and "The Wire."  Vaccaro is currently working on two other projects, "Smokey Joe's Café" and the musical "Empire."

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)