A brilliant night at the 2013 Tony Awards. The ridiculously talented Billy Porter accepts the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Kinky Boots at the 67th Annual Tony Awards in New York City.
Cyndi Lauper wrote the music and lyrics to Kiny Boots, which walked away with six trophies including Best Musical, Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Porter) and Best Score. The competition was "fierce", notes The New York Times.
The unusually fierce head-to-head competition in 11 categories between the sunny “Kinky Boots,” about a drag queen who helps save a struggling shoe factory, and the darker “Matilda,” about a young girl battling against cruel adults, dominated the night — though the musical revival of “Pippin” also proved to be a major force. That show earned four Tonys — including best revival of a musical and two prizes for its actresses — as did the critically acclaimed “Matilda.” “Kinky Boots” ended up with six.
Porter and co-star Stark Sands—also nominated for Best Actor in a Musical—performed "Not My Father's Son" from the hit musical in a new video series for The New York Times last week. Watch that clip plus Porter accept the award AFTER THE JUMP ...