After another great Tony Awards show in New York City, one can only hope that the Oscar committee will ask four-time Tony Award host Neil Patrick Harris to carry their big night in Los Angeles next year. The energetic, funny Harris kicked off an evening that presented awards in 26 categories to New York City’s 40 eligible Broadway theaters. The 67th annual TONY Awards were broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2013.
In a face-off between two leading contenders in the musical category, “Kinky Boots” had a better evening than “Matilda,” walking away with six awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score by Cyndi Lauper.
Billy Porter, the lead in “Kinky Boots,” won for best actor in a musical. Tracy Letts was named best actor in a play for the now-closed “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, which also won for Best Revival of a Play and Best Direction of a Play (Pam McKinnon).
The acceptance speeches are all captured on the official Tony Awards site. What happens when an actor finds out he’s even been nominated? Rob McClure, nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for “Chaplin,” tells us in an NYC-ARTS exclusive interview.
Some of the 10 shows included in this season’s winners have closed, but all are listed below. For a full list of all Tony-nominated shows, see the NYC-ARTS feature.
"The Assembled Parties" is a beautifully written story about how time changes those we love. Judith Light won a 2013 Tony Award for her performance and the play was also nominated for best play and scenic design.
From Grammy Award-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein comes the exhilarating musical Kinky Boots, 2013 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell.
Two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks makes his much anticipated Broadway debut in the world premiere of three-time Academy Award nominee Nora Ephron’s play "Lucky Guy," directed by George C. Wolfe. Featured actor Courtney B. Vance won a 2013 Tony Award for his role.
Based on the beloved story by Roald Dahl, "Matilda" is about an extraordinary little girl who decides that despite a bad beginning, her story is going to be an astonishing one. The 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Book of a Musical.
Starring Nathan Lane, nominated for a 2013 Tony Award in this role. In the 1930s heydey of burlesque, a comic called "The Nance" was a stereotypically camp homosexual and a master of comic double entendre - usually played by a straight man.
"Pippin" tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? Winner of 2013 Tony Awards for two best performances, best musical revival and best direction of a musical.
Break out your best ball gown for 'Cinderella' on Broadway! Acclaimed writer Douglas Carter Beane's romantic and hilarious take on the ultimate makeover story features all the classic elements you remember, plus surprising new twists! William Ivey Long won the 2013 Tony Award for best costume design.
An inspiring American classic, "The Trip to Bountiful," tells the story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman who dreams of returning to her small hometown of Bountiful, Texas one last time, against the wishes of her overprotective son and domineering daughter-in-law. Cicely Tyson won the 2013 Tony Award for her role.
The 2013 Tony Winner for best play, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," by playwright Christopher Durang, takes characters and themes from Chekhov, pours them into a blender and mixes them up. The present-day setting for the comedy is Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
George and Martha, one of theater’s most notoriously dysfunctional couples, invite an unwitting young couple over to their home for an unforgettable night of cocktails and crossfire. Now closed, it won 2013 Tony Awards for best direction, best actor and best revival of a play.