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Tony Awards 2013 Winner List: Cyndi Lauper Wins, Tom Hanks Admits Lose to Tracy Letts

June 10, 2013 05:56:18 GMT

While Lauper's music for 'Kinky Boots' snatched Best Original Score, Hanks failed to win his supposedly first trophy for Best Actor in a Play.


Tony Awards 2013 Winner List: Cyndi Lauper Wins, Tom Hanks Admits Lose to Tracy Letts
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The winners of the 67th Tony Awards have finally been announced. Taking place at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, the prize-giving event saw Cyndi Lauper getting emotional as she received her first Tony trophy for best score for her Broadway debut "Kinky Boots", which is a tale of a real-life struggling shoe factory.

"I can't say I wasn't practicing in front of the shower curtain for a couple days for this speech," said Lauper, who felt overwhelmed by the honor. "All right, I gotta thank my mom for sharing all that wonderful music. I wrecked all her Broadway musicals when I was a kid, the cast albums. That's how I learned how to sing, and I want to thank her for sharing the music with me."

Meanwhile, fellow Broadway newbie Tom Hanks unfortunately had to admit lose to stage veteran Tracy Letts in Best Actor in a Play category. Letts' portrayal of George in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" apparently overshadowed Hanks' strong performance as Mike McAlary of "Lucky Guy".

Nominated for 13 categories, "Kinky Boots" eventually dominated the winner list with six wins, including Best Musical and Best Actor. Trailing behind it was "Pippin", which scored four, including Best Direction.

Tony Awards 2013 Full Winner List:

  • Best Play: "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" - Christopher Durang
  • Best Musical: "Kinky Boots"
  • Best Book of a Musical: "Matilda The Musical" - Dennis Kelly
  • Best Revival of a Play: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
  • Best Revival of a Musical: "Pippin"
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: "Kinky Boots" - Cyndi Lauper
  • 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 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: Hugh Vanstone - "Matilda The Musical"
  • Best Sound Design of a Play: Leon Rothenberg - "The Nance"
  • Best Sound Design of a Musical: John Shivers - "Kinky Boots"
  • Best Direction of a Play: Pam MacKinnon - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
  • Best Direction of a Musical: Diane Paulus - "Pippin"
  • Best Choreography: Jerry Mitchell - "Kinky Boots"
  • Best Orchestrations: Stephen Oremus - "Kinky Boots"


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