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Kinky Boots Is Top Winner At 2013 Tony Awards

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"Kinky Boots" won six awards, including Best Musical, to take top honors at the 2013 Tony Awards Sunday night at Radio City Hall.

The show, about the partnership between a drag queen and a struggling shoemaker, also garnered Best Musical Actor award for star Billy Porter.

One of the show's Tonys went to composer and New York native Cyndi Lauper, who won for Best Original Score.

"I want to thank Broadway for welcoming me. You know, this city...I understand how hard you work and I've never been a stranger to hard work but your hard work inspires me," Lauper said.

The Tony for Best Play went to "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," which beat out three other shows including "Lucky Guy" by the late Nora Ephron.

"Pippin" picked up four Tonys including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Direction of a Musical for Diane Paulus.

The critically acclaimed revival of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" won three awards, including Best Revival of a Play.

Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Tonys for the fourth time.

He opened the show with a flashy number featuring dozens of singers and dancers including boxer Mike Tyson, who starred in a one-man show on Broadway last year.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg not only presented a Tony, he also received a special one over the weekend for his support of Broadway during his time in office.

TOP 2013 TONY WINNERS

Best Play: "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"

Best Musical: "Kinky Boots"

Best Book of a Musical: "Matilda the Musical"

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater: "Kinky Boots"

Best Revival of a Play: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Best Revival of a Musical: "Pippin"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Tracy Letts, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Best Performance by an Actress in Leading Role in a Play: Cicely Tyson, "The Trip to Bountiful"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Billy Porter, "Kinky Boots"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Patina Miller, "Pippin"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Courtney B. Vance, "Lucky Guy"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Judith Light, "The Assembled Parties"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Gabriel Ebert, "Matilda the Musical"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Andrea Martin, "Pippin"

2013 Tony Award Nominees

Best Play

"The Assembled Parties"
Author: Richard Greenberg
Producers: Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow, Barry Grove

"Lucky Guy"
Author: Nora Ephron
Producers: Colin Callender, Roy Furman, Arielle Tepper Madover, Roger & William Berlind, Stacey Mindich, Robert Cole & Frederick Zollo, David Mirvish, Daryl Roth, James D. Stern/Douglas L. Meyer, Scott & Brian Zeilinger, Sonia Friedman Productions, The Shubert Organization

"The Testament of Mary"
Author: Colm Toíbín
Producers: Scott Rudin, Stuart Thompson, Jon B. Platt, Roger Berlind, Broadway Across America, Scott M. Delman, Jean Doumanian, Roy Furman, Stephanie P. McClelland, Sonia Friedman Productions/Tulchin Bartner Productions, The Araca Group, Heni Koenigsberg, Daryl Roth, Eli Bush

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Author: Christopher Durang
Producers: Joey Parnes, Larry Hirschhorn, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, Martin Platt & David Elliott, Pat Flicker Addiss, Catherine Adler, John O’Boyle, Joshua Goodman, Jamie deRoy/Richard Winkler, Cricket Hooper Jiranek/Michael Palitz, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, Radio Mouse Entertainment, ShadowCatcher Entertainment, Mary Cossette/Barbara Manocherian, Megan Savage/Meredith Lynsey Schade, Hugh Hysell/Richard Jordan, Cheryl Wiesenfeld/Ron Simons, S.D. Wagner, John Johnson, MacCarter Theatre Center, Lincoln Center Theater

Best Musical

"Bring It On: The Musical"
Producers: Universal Pictures Stage Productions/Glenn Ross, Beacon Communications/Armyan Bernstein & Charlie Lyons, Kristin Caskey & Mike Isaacson

"A Christmas Story, The Musical"
Producers: Gerald Goehring, Roy Miller, Michael F. Mitri, Pat Flicker Addiss, Peter Billingsley, Timothy Laczynski, Mariano Tolentino, Jr., Louise H. Beard, Michael Filerman, Scott Hart, Alison Eckert, Bob Bartner, Michael Jenkins, Angela Milonas, Bradford W. Smith

"Kinky Boots"
Producers: Daryl Roth, Hal Luftig, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Independent Presenters Network, CJ E&M, Jayne Baron Sherman, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams, Yasuhiro Kawana, Jane Bergère, Allan S. Gordon & Adam S. Gordon, Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Lucy & Phil Suarez, Bryan Bantry, Ron Fierstein & Dorsey Regal, Jim Kierstead/Gregory Rae, BB Group/Christina Papagjika, Michael DeSantis/Patrick Baugh, Brian Smith/Tom & Connie Walsh, Warren Trepp, Jujamcyn Theaters

"Matilda The Musical"
Producers: The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers

Best Revival of a Play

"Golden Boy"
Producers: Lincoln Center Theater, André Bishop, Bernard Gersten

"Orphans"
Producers: Frederick Zollo, Robert Cole, The Shubert Organization, Orin Wolf, Lucky VIII, Scott M. Delman, James P. MacGilvray, StylesFour Productions

"The Trip to Bountiful"
Producers: Nelle Nugent, Kevin Liles, Paula Marie Black, David R. Weinreb, Stephen C. Byrd, Alia M. Jones, Kenneth Teaton, Carole L. Haber/Philip Geier, Wendy Federman/Carl Moellenberg/Ricardo Hornos, Fifty Church Street Productions/Hallie Foote/Tyson and Kimberly Chandler, Joseph Sirola, Howard and Janet Kagan/Charles Salameno, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Raymond Gaspard/Andréa M. Price, Willette Murphy Klausner/Reginald M. Browne

"Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Producers: Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Susan Quint Gallin, Mary Lu Roffe, Kit Seidel, Amy Danis & Mark Johannes, Patty Baker, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, Richard Gross, Jam Theatricals, Cheryl Lachowicz, Michael Palitz, Dramatic Forces/Angelina Fiordellisi, Luigi & Rose Caiola, Ken Greiner, Kathleen K. Johnson, Kirmser Ponturo Fund, Will Trice, GFour Productions, Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Best Revival of a Musical

"Annie"
Producers: Arielle Tepper Madover, Roger Horchow, Sally Horchow, Roger Berlind, Roy Furman, Debbie Bisno, Stacey Mindich, James M. Nederlander, Jane Bergère/Daryl Roth, Eva Price/Christina Papagjika

"The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
Producers: Roundabout Theatre Company, Todd Haimes, Harold Wolpert, Julia C. Levy

"Pippin"
Producers: Barry and Fran Weissler, Howard and Janet Kagan, Lisa Matlin, Kyodo Tokyo, A&A Gordon/Brunish Trinchero, Tom Smedes/Peter Stern, Broadway Across America, Independent Presenters Network, Norton Herrick, Allen Spivak, Rebecca Gold, Joshua Goodman, Stephen E. McManus, David Robbins/Bryan S. Weingarten, Philip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal, Jim Kierstead/Carlos Arana/Myla Lerner, Hugh Hayes/Jamie Cesa/Jonathan Reinis, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Ben Feldman, Square 1 Theatrics, Wendy Federman/Carl Moellenberg, Bruce Robert Harris/Jack W. Batman, Infinity Theatre Company/Michael Rubenstein, Michael A. Alden/Dale Badway/Ken Mahoney, American Repertory Theater

"Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella"
Producers: Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman, Stephen Kocis, Edward Walson, Venetian Glass Productions, The Araca Group, Luigi Caiola & Rose Caiola, Roy Furman, Walt Grossman, Peter May/Sanford Robertson, Glass Slipper Productions LLC/Eric Schmidt, Ted Liebowitz/James Spry, Blanket Fort Productions, Center Theatre Group

Best Book of a Musical

"A Christmas Story, The Musical"
Joseph Robinette

"Kinky Boots"
Harvey Fierstein

"Matilda The Musical"
Dennis Kelly

"Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella"
Douglas Carter Beane

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

"A Christmas Story, The Musical"
Music and Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

"Hands on a Hardbody"
Music: Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green
Lyrics: Amanda Green

"Kinky Boots"
Music & Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper

"Matilda The Musical"
Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Tom Hanks, "Lucky Guy"
Nathan Lane, "The Nance"
Tracy Letts, "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf"
David Hyde Pierce, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Tom Sturridge, "Orphans"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Laurie Metcalf, "The Other Place"
Amy Morton, "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Kristine Nielsen, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Holland Taylor, "Ann"
Cicely Tyson, "The Trip to Bountiful"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Bertie Carvel, "Matilda The Musical"
Santino Fontana, "Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella"
Rob McClure, "Chaplin"
Billy Porter, "Kinky Boots"
Stark Sands, "Kinky Boots"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Stephanie J. Block, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
Carolee Carmello, "Scandalous"
Valisia LeKae, "Motown The Musical"
Patina Miller, "Pippin"
Laura Osnes, "Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Danny Burstein, "Golden Boy"
Richard Kind, "The Big Knife"
Billy Magnussen, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Tony Shalhoub, "Golden Boy"
Courtney B. Vance, "Lucky Guy"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Carrie Coon, "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Shalita Grant, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Judith Ivey, "The Heiress"
Judith Light, "The Assembled Parties"
Condola Rashad, "The Trip to Bountiful"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Charl Brown, "Motown The Musical"
Keith Carradine, "Hands on a Hardbody"
Will Chase, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
Gabriel Ebert, "Matilda The Musical"
Terrence Mann, "Pippin"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Annaleigh Ashford, "Kinky Boots
Victoria Clark, "Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella"
Andrea Martin, "Pippin"
Keala Settle, "Hands on a Hardbody"
Lauren Ward, "Matilda The Musical"

Best Scenic Design of a Play

John Lee Beatty, "The Nance"
Santo Loquasto, "The Assembled Parties"
David Rockwell, "Lucky Guy"
Michael Yeargan, "Golden Boy"

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Rob Howell, "Matilda The Musical"
Anna Louizos, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
Scott Pask, "Pippin"
David Rockwell, "Kinky Boots"

Best Costume Design of a Play

Soutra Gilmour, "Cyrano de Bergerac"
Ann Roth, "The Nance"
Albert Wolsky, "The Heiress"
Catherine Zuber, "Golden Boy"

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Gregg Barnes, "Kinky Boots"
Rob Howell, "Matilda The Musical"
Dominique Lemieux, "Pippin"
William Ivey Long, "Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella"

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, "Lucky Guy"
Donald Holder, "Golden Boy"
Jennifer Tipton, "The Testament of Mary"
Japhy Weideman, "The Nance"

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Kenneth Posner, "Kinky Boots"
Kenneth Posner, "Pippin"
Kenneth Posner, "Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella"
Hugh Vanstone, "Matilda The Musical"

Best Sound Design of a Play

John Gromada, "The Trip to Bountiful"
Mel Mercier, "The Testament of Mary"
Leon Rothenberg, "The Nance"
Peter John Still and Marc Salzberg, "Golden Boy"

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Jonathan Deans & Garth Helm, "Pippin"
Peter Hylenski, "Motown The Musical"
John Shivers, "Kinky Boots"
Nevin Steinberg, "Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella"

Best Direction of a Play

Pam MacKinnon, "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Nicholas Martin, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Bartlett Sher, "Golden Boy"
George C. Wolfe, "Lucky Guy"

Best Direction of a Musical

Scott Ellis, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
Jerry Mitchell, "Kinky Boots"
Diane Paulus, "Pippin"
Matthew Warchus, "Matilda The Musical"

Best Choreography

Andy Blankenbuehler, "Bring It On: The Musical"
Peter Darling, "Matilda The Musical"
Jerry Mitchell, "Kinky Boots"
Chet Walker, "Pippin"

Best Orchestrations

Chris Nightingale, "Matilda The Musical"
Stephen Oremus, "Kinky Boots"
Ethan Popp & Bryan Crook, "Motown The Musical"
Danny Troob, "Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella"

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Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Bernard Gersten
Paul Libin
Ming Cho Lee

Regional Theatre Award
Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA

Isabelle Stevenson Award
Larry Kramer

Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre
Career Transition For Dancers
William Craver
Peter Lawrence
The Lost Colony

The four actresses who created the title role of Matilda The Musical on Broadway - Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro

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