Cranston congratulated on Tony

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston’s Breaking Bad co-stars have taken to Twitter to congratulate the actor on his Tony award.

The 58-year-old scooped the best actor in a play trophy for his portrayal of former President Lyndon B. Johnson in All The Way at last night’s ceremony in New York. The show was his first foray on to Broadway, with critics and fans alike lauding his performance.

Bryan is no stranger to prizes, picking up a Golden Globe and four Emmy Awards during his time on Breaking Bad.

“Congratulations to my dear friend and mentor of mine Bryan Cranston on his brand new Tony Award. So happy for you brother (sic),” Aaron Paul gushed on Twitter.

Bryan played high school chemistry teacher Walter White on the multi award-winning series, taking on the hapless Jesse Pinkman (played by Aaron) in his quest to produce the world’s purest crystal meth.

“Congrats on your Tony Award to @BryanCranston the best tv dad ever! (sic),” posted RJ Mitte, who played his on-screen son Walter Jr.

“Bryan wins a Tony!!!!!!!! That’s a good Sunday (sic),” exclaimed Betsy Brandt, who took on the role as Walter’s sister-in-law Marie.

Breaking Bad left a hole in many fans’ TV schedule when it ended last year, though news that a prequel to the drama starring the show’s sleazy solicitor Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) softened the blow.

Bryan also got devotees of the programme excited last month when he hinted that this may not be the end for Walter White and co.

When CNN correspondent Ashleigh Banfield quizzed him on the show’s explosive ending, which saw Walter lay on the floor in a pool of blood after being shot, Bryan was teased viewers on the possibility to revisit the story.

“Hey, you never saw bags zip up or anything,” he smiled.

“Never say never.”

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