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Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots Win Big at Tonys (VIDEO)

Tony Awards: Kinky Boots, Cyndi Lauper Are the Winners

Originally posted 06/09/2013 11:05PM

It was showdown at the Times Square Corral Sunday night.

This year's 67th annual Tony Awards race boiled down to a hotly contested duel between a homegrown musical about thigh-high footwear, Kinky Boots, and a British import about a contemporary little girl's Dickensian life, Matilda.

When the smoke cleared, Broadway's big winner was Kinky Boots, which, besides being named best musical of the season, took home a total of six awards, including one for best leading actor in a musical Billy Porter – whose jet-propelled acceptance speech left the crowd touched and breathless.

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Tom Hanks, Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots Among Top Tony Nominees | Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks, Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots Among Top Tony Nominees

Originally posted 04/30/2013 09:25AM

Star power shined on Broadway this season – and some of the big names even managed to gain Tony nominations, it was announced Tuesday morning.

Among them: Tom Hanks, in the Tony-nominated best-play contender by the late Nora Ephron, Lucky Guy; Laurie Metcalf, in Sharr White's The Other Place; Cicely Tyson, in a revival of Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful; Holland Taylor, in the play about the late, outspoken Texas governor Ann Richards, written by Taylor herself, Ann; David Hyde Pierce, in Christopher Durang's best-play nominee Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Nathan Lane, in Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance.

In the best musical category, the nominees are Bring It On, A Christmas Story, Matilda and Kinky Boots, which received the most nominations of any show: 13, including a nod for its Cyndi Lauper-written score.

Best play contenders, besides Lucky Guy and the side-splitting homage to Chekhov, Vanya, are Richard Greenberg's The Assembled Parties and Colm Tólbin's The Testament of Mary.

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