LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – It was a big night at the Tony Awards for a Colorado man.

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Gabriel Ebert won the Tony for best featured actor in a musical for his role in “Matilda.”

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Ebert hails from Lakewood. It was his first Tony award.

Ebert was once in the Colorado Children’s Chorale and went to the Denver School of the Arts.

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In an earlier report, CBS4 Critic at Large Greg Moody went searching for Gabriel’s roots in Lakewood. (READ THE STORY: Actor From Lakewood Gets Tony Award Nomination For ‘Matilda’)

Gabriel Ebert in "Matilda" (credit: CBS)

Gabriel Ebert in “Matilda” (credit: CBS)