67th Tony Awards: 'Kinky Boots,' 'Pippin,' 'Matilda' Nab Top Honors

The 67th Tony Awards were unveiled tonight at Radio City Music Hall, where Neil Patrick Harris served as host for the fourth time. Among the night’s honorees, Cicely Tyson nabbed her first Tony win and Cyndi Lauper became the first woman to win the Tony for Best Score for the film-to-Broadway Best Musical Kinky Boots. Here’s the full list of winners:

BEST PLAY
“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” by Christopher Durang

BEST MUSICAL
“Kinky Boots, The Musical”


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” Music & Lyrics: 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 PLAY
John Lee Beatty, “The Nance”

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”

SPECIAL TONY AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE THEATRE
Bernard Gersten
Paul Libin
Ming Cho Lee

REGIONAL THEATRE AWARD
Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA

ISABELLE STEVENSON AWARD
Larry Kramer

TONY HONOR FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE THEATRE
Career Transition For Dancers
William Craver
Peter Lawrence
The Lost Colony
The four actresses who created the title role of “Matilda, The Musical” on Broadway – Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro

  1. Sadly this year on polling friends it turns out that the Tonys have become completely irrelevant. Why?

    1. the show was brilliant- and is nomore irrelevant than any award show- this ne happens to be better produced….and kinky boots pippin and maatilda were knock-outs and certainly were deserved of their awards- its just too bad the supportive winners, choreographer etc can’t be included more.

    2. Perhaps the friends you polled don’t know much about the Broadway theatre industry? The awards’ purpose is to market Broadway shows and their tours and the show did that quite well, as usual.

  2. I am so happy the very deserving Tracy Letts won the Tony over Tom Hanks. The Tony voters didn’t fall for the Hollywood glitter. I guess they don’t want to deal with another controversial Scarlett Johansson win.

    1. Well, I saw LUCKY GUY and Hanks thoroughly earned his nomination. There are plenty of movie stars who do just fine on stage–Sigourney Weaver in VANYA is another one–and each should be judged on his or her own merits and not be tarred by the lapse in judgment of Johansson’s win.

  3. The Tony Awards is always one of my favorite television shows of the year, and last night was no exception. NPH did his usual good job as host, and it’s always fun to see the productions from each of the musicals. Just like movies, you have your hits and misses. But overall, I find myself going to live theater nowadays more often than going to the cinema — less special effects and more acting.

  4. I think this was one of the best Tonys in years. Its a shame that all the winners couldn’t receive their awards on camera, but I loved the way they really showed the musicals off. This was a banner year for musicals- & Kinky- Matilda & Pippin all were amazing

  5. Courtney B. Vance really shines in LUCKY GUY and so glad he won The Tony as it was so well deserved

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