Sunday night, June 9, Broadway’s finest gathered at Radio City Music Hall for the 67th Annual Tony Awards presentations. Hosted for the 3rd consecutive year by Neil Patrick Harris the ceremony celebrates the 2012-2013 Broadway season. The show started as usual with an original opening number performed by the host and what appeared to be every Broadway performer. In a show of support, performances from this season’s Tony award nominated musicals A Christmas Story- The Musical, Annie, Bring It On-The Musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Kinky Boots, Matilda-The Musical, Motown-The Musical, and Pippin were introduced by performers from the Great White Way’s currently running shows including Chicago; Jersey Boys; Newsies; Once; Mamma Mia!; Rock of Ages; Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark; The Lion King; and The Phantom of the Opera.
The Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre is awarded to Bernard Gersten, executive producer of Lincoln Center Theater, scenic designer Ming Cho Lee, and Paul Libin, executive vice president of Jujamcyn Theaters.
Going into the night Kinky Boots was the most nominated production with 13 nods closely followed by Matilda The Musical with 12. The the end of the night, Kinky Boots triumphed with 6 gongs followed by Matilda & Pippin with 4 each.
The other major Tony Awards went to:
Best Play: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Best Revival of a Play: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Musical: Kinky Boots
Best Revival of a Musical: Pippin
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play: Tracy Letts as George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play: Cicely Tyson as Miss Carrie Watts in The Trip to Bountiful
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play: Courtney B. Vance as Hap Hairston in Lucky Guy
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play: Judith Light as Faye in The Assembled Parties
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical: Billy Porter as Lola in Kinky Boots
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical: Laura Osnes as Ella in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical: Gabriel Ebert as Mr. Wormwood in Matilda the Musical
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical: Andrea Martin as Berthe in Pippin
Best Book of a Musical: Matilda the Musical – Dennis Kelly
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: Kinky Boots – Cyndi Lauper (music and lyrics)
Best Choreography: Jerry Mitchell – Kinky Boots
Best Direction of a Play: Pam MacKinnon – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Direction of a Musical: Diane Paulus – Pippin
The the full list of nominees and winners visit the Tony Awards online