Monday, June 10, 2013

Tony Award Winners

Kinky Boots
Musical: Kinky Boots 
Revival of a Musical: Pippin
Direction: Diane Paulus, Pippin
Actor: Billy Porter, Kinky Boots 
Actress: Patina Miller, Pippin
Featured Actor: Gabriel Ebert, Matilda: The Musical
Featured Actress: Andrea Martin, Pippin- Previously won 2 Emmy Awards and a Tony. 
Book of a Musical: Matilda: The Musical- Dennis Kelly
Score: Kinky Boots- Cyndi Lauper- Lauper is has a Tony, Emmy and now a Tony-- thus just an Oscar away from becoming an EGOT.  Quick Hollywood producers...

New Broadway musicals continue their ongoing mission to adapt ever single motion picture to the stage as Kinky Boots, a microscopic and easily forgettable 2005 film starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Joel Edgerton about a drag queen who saves a nearly at ruin shoe factory, dominates the 2013 musical field.  It's competition- adaptations of A Christmas Story and Bring it On, as well as Matilda: The Musical, which itself was a movie, but the stage show is more of an adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's novel.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Play: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike- written by Christopher Durang
Revival of a Play: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Direction: Pam McKinnon, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Actor: Tracy Letts, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?- The Tony winning and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright of August: Osage County (he also wrote Bug and Killer Joe) won on his first nomination for acting, playing one of the most famous characters the American theater has brought and beating Tom Hanks (who made his Broadway debut in the late Nora Ephron play Lucky You this season) in the process.
Actress: Cicely Tyson, A Trip to Bountiful- Legendary Tyson adds a Tony to go along with her 3 Emmy Awards and Screen Actors Guild Award.
Featured Actor: Courtney B. Vance, Lucky You
Featured Actress: Judith Light, The Assembled Parties- Has won 2 Daytime Emmy Awards and now, 2 Tony Awards (she won last year for the play Other Desert Cities.)

Full list here.

The show was hosted, impeccably, by Neil Patrick Harris.

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