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The Tony Awards are a great opportunity for those outside the New York area to get a peek at some of the new and revived musicals tearing up the Broadway stage. Case in point, the video above gives us a look at Kinky Boots, Cyndi Lauper's musical about a man who inherits his father's struggling shoe factory and aims to revive the business by making shoes for men seeking some study stilettos. Lauper did the music and lyrics, while Harvey Fierstein is credited for writing the book. Kinky Boots is just one of the stage productions that had a good night at the 67th Annual Tony Awards, which aired on CBS last night.
While Kinky Boots took a number of awards, including Best Musical, it was Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike that won for Best Play. And on Best Rivival of a Musical, Pippin took the prize, while Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf won for Best Revival of a Play. For leading actor and actress in a Musical, Kinky Boots' Billy Porter took the actor award, while Pippin's Patina Miller won for Lead Actress. Here's the list of some of the other awards.
Best Play: "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."
CBS News has the full list of winners. And CBS has been kind enough to post the performances on their YouTube channel, so those who missed it can check out some of the other performances, including The Phantom of the Opera, Motown the Musical and Pippin, which you can watch below.
And check out Neil Patrick Harris' musical performance with Megan Hilty, Laura Benanti and Andrew Rannells here.