Kinky Boots Dominates 2013 Tony Awards

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June 9, 2013 | 11:35pm EST

Broadway musical Kinky Boots was the toast of the 2013 Tony Awards on Sunday after landing a handful of top prizes.
The production, based on the 2005 film about a shoe factory worker and his drag queen business partner, took home one of the night’s highest honours, Best Musical.
The show also received nods for Best Orchestrations, Choreography, Sound Design and Original Score courtesy of singer Cyndi Lauper, who provided the show’s music and lyrics. Billy Porter also earned the Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical honour for his portrayal of flamboyant entertainer Lola.
Other winners of the evening included 79-year-old Cicely Tyson for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (The Trip to Bountiful) and Tracy Letts (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), who beat Tom Hanks, Nathan Lane, David Hyde Pierce and Tom Sturridge for the male equivalent.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike was named Best Play, and accolades for Best Revival of a Play and Musical went to Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Pippin, respectively.
The Isabelle Stevenson Award was presented to The Normal Heart author Larry Kramer for his humanitarian work, while the four young actresses sharing the title role in Matilda The Musical – Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro – received special honours for their excellence in theatre.
The 67th annual ceremony was hosted by funnyman Neil Patrick Harris at New York’s Radio City Music Hall

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