Neil Patrick Hosted A Great Tony Awards, With ‘Kinky Boots’ Winning Big

June 10th, 2013 // Leave a Comment

Neil Patrick Harris should host everything! He was funny, witty, adorable and slightly devious. Bravo! Check out Neil’s amazing opening and closing numbers along with the full list of winners below.

The American Theatre Wing’s 67th annual Tony Awards were presented tonight at Radio City Music Hall in New York, and it was Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein‘s Kinky Boots that basked in the glow of glitz and glitter, walking out with the most awards on the night. 

The nominations leader Kinky Boots nabbed six awards, including Best Musical, Best Actor in a Musical (Billy Porter) and Best Original Score for Lauper. “I can’t say I wasn’t practicing in front of the shower curtain for a couple of days for this speech,” Lauper said after brushing away some tears. “I want to thank Broadway for welcoming me. I understand how hard you work and I’ve never been a stranger to hard work, but your hard work inspires me.” She thanked her mother, admitting, “I wrecked all her albums when I was a kid, the cast albums. That’s how I learned to sing.”

Three of the four top acting awards went to African-Americans during The 67th Annual Tony Awards Sunday night.

Cicely Tyson took home her first Tony Award for The Trip to Bountiful and Patina Miller won for her amazing turn as ringmaster in the revival of Pippin.

Tracy Letts‘ win as best actor in a play, for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, was a major surprise. While his reviews were stellar, the supposed favorite was Tom Hanks for his role as newsman Mike McAlary in Nora Ephron‘s Lucky Guy.

Hollywood was definitely represented at the show, with Sienna Miller, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zachary QuintoScarlett Johansson and a slew of others attending. Launch the gallery to check out all the pics from the red carpet and highlights from the show.

The winners list:

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 Theatre: 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 a 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)
Best Direction of a Musical: Diane Paulus (Pippin)
Best Choreography: Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots)
Best Orchestrations: Stephen Oremus (Kinky Boots)
Best Scenic Design of a Play: John Lee Beatty (The Nance)
Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Rob Howell (Matilda the Musical)
Best Costume Design of a Play: Ann Roth (The Nance)
Best Costume Design of a Musical: William Ivey Long (Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella)
Best Lighting Design of a Play: Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer (Lucky Guy)
Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Kenneth Posner (Kinky Boots)
Best Sound Design of a Play: Leon Rothenberg (The Nance)
Best Sound Design of a Musical: John Shivers (Kinky Boots)
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Bernard Gersten, Paul Libin, Ming Cho Lee
Regional Theatre Award: Huntington Theatre Company
Isabelle Stevenson Award: Larry Kramer
Tony Honors 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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