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2013 Tony Awards: All the winners

2013-06-10 08:34
 
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New York - The feel-good musical Kinky Boots, with songs by pop star and Broadway newcomer Cyndi Lauper, strutted away with a leading six 2013 Tony Awards on Sunday, including best musical, best original score and best leading man.

Christopher Durang's comical Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike won the best play Tony.

Matilda the Musical and Pippin won four awards each and two other shows — Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Nance — shared three awards each. Tom Hanks left empty-handed, a Broadway newcomer not fated to be a Lucky Guy.

Neil Patrick Harris was back for his fourth turn as host and was once again crucial to keeping the show funny and smart.

He opened with a razzle-dazzle bang amid dozens of dancers and singers — even getting boxer Mike Tyson to hoof — and closed it three hours later by rapping with Audra McDonald to a reworked Empire State of Mind.

The big, opening number started with Harris simply holding a guitar in a pub like Once but quickly morphed into a flashy number that showcased performers from almost a dozen musicals.

Some of the telecast highlights included the stunning kids on Broadway — the orphans in Annie, the actor Raymond Luke Jr. as a pre-teen Michael Jackson in Motown the Musical, and the dancing tots in A Christmas Story, the Musical — especially the young tap dancer wizard Luke Spring — plus the four young women in Matilda.

The Tonys, picked by 868 theater voters, cap a somewhat grim financial season on Broadway in which the total box office take was flat and the number of ticket buyers slipped 6%. Both numbers were blamed in part on Superstorm Sandy, but high ticket prices and the lack of long term audience growth has many worried.

Here's the full list of winners from the 2013 Tony Awards:

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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