At the 2013 Tony Awards Sunday, June 9, the big winners include Kinky Boots, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Matilda The Musical, Pippin, and Lucky Guy.
Kinky Boots, by Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein, got 13 nominations and won six awards, including best musical.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? got five nominations and won three awards, including best revival of a play and best direction of a play. The production revives the story of a dysfunctional New England couple first told in Edward Albee’s 1962 play.
Matilda The Musical, based on a story by Roald Dahl, got 12 nominations and won three awards, including best book of a musical.
Pippin got 10 nominations and won four awards, including best direction of a musical. Pippin actresses Patina Miller and Andrea Martin won Tony Awards for their performances.
And the Winners Are…
Best Play: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Author Christopher Durang
Best Musical: Kinky Boots
Best Book of a Musical: Matilda The Musical (Denis Kelly)
Best Original Score: Kinky Boots (Cyndi Lauper)
Best Revival of a Play: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Revival of a Musical: Pippin
Best Leading Actor in a Play: Tracy Letts, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Leading Actress in a Play: Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
Best Leading Actor in a Musical: Billy Porter, Kinky Boots
Best Leading Actress in a Musical: Patina Miller, Pippin
Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Courtney B. Vance, Lucky Guy
Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Judith Light, The Assembled Parties
Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Gabriel Ebert, Matilda The Musical
Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Andrea Martin, Pippin
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