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8:22 p.m.: "Kinky Boots" was named best new musical, bringing its awards haul to six, the most of any production at the 67th annual
Winning for musical revival was "Pippin," which originated at the American Repertory Theatre in Massachusetts. "Pippin" took four Tonys.
The Steppenwolf's revival of
8:02 p.m.: "Kinky Boots, The Musical" wins the 2013 Tony for best musical.
7:54 p.m.: "Pippin" wins for best revival of a musical.
In what may go down as one of the most elegant responses to music playing over a winner who had exceeded his or her time, Tyson, looked down and noted that she was being asked to wrap it up.
"That's exactly what you did, you wrapped me up in your arms, and now I can go home with a Tony," Tyson said.
The actress plays Carrie Watts, a role that won Geraldine Page an Oscar in the 1985 film adaptation.
Patina Miller won for lead actress in a musical for the revival of "Pippin." She was previously nominated in the musical "Sister Act."
7:22 p.m.: Tracy Letts upsets
7:17 p.m.: As expected, New York
Weaver presented the award for a revival of a play to the
7:05 p.m.: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" wins for best revival of a play.
7:00 p.m.: Playwright Christopher Durang won his first
"I wrote my first play in the second grade in 1958," Durang said. Emily Mann, the artistic head of the McCarter Theatre in New Jersey, shared the award. "Vanya" debuted at the McCarter before moving off-Broadway and then to Broadway. The play is a modern-day comic riff on the plays of Anton Chekhov.
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The award was presented by
Hollywood was the butt of an extended joke when
Harris ribbed the former "Book of Mormon" star Rannells for his recently canceled sitcom "The New Normal." Hilty struck out with "Smash," while Benanti has two canceled TV shows --
Harris comically bragged about his successful TV career, which includes the long-running
Andrea Martin, another actor who has worked extensively in TV, won her second Tony Award, for featured actress in a musical for the revival of "Pippin."
6:43 p.m.: "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" by Christopher Durang wins the 2013 Tony for best play.
6:30 p.m.: Cyndi Lauper's true color was punk red on Sunday when she accepted the award for her original score of "Kinky Boots." The chameleonic rock star, sporting a loud red hairdo, admitted that even though she had rehearsed her speech in front of the shower curtain, she was still surprised to have won.
Lauper beat out another rock musician -- Trey Anastasio of the band Phish, nominated for the short-lived musical "Hands on a Hardbody," which had a tryout run at the La Jolla Playhouse.
"Kinky Boots" continued its 2013 Tony run with Jerry Mitchell taking the award for choreography.
6:12 p.m.: For the second time in
MacKinnon reserved her biggest thanks for Albee, for giving her career "a spine." The director was nominated last season for
Paulus also was nominated last year for "The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess."
Note: An earlier version of this post incorrectly said this marked the first sweep by women in the directing category. In 1998, Julie Taymor won for "Lion King" and Garry Hynes won for "The Beauty Queen of Leenane"
5:59 p.m.: It's hard to believe that Alan Cumming and
They presented the award for featured actor in a musical to Gabriel Ebert for "Matilda."
An even stranger pairing was cast members of the hair-metal musical
5:58 p.m.: Pam MacKinnon wins for best direction of a play for
5:55 p.m. Diane Paulus wins for best direction of a musical for "Pippin."
5:53 p.m.: Leon Rothenberg wins for sound design for a play for his work on "The Nance."
5:40 p.m.: Gabriel Ebert wins his first Tony for his role in "Matilda, The Musical."
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5:34 p.m.: Judith Light won her second consecutive
The "Who's the Boss?" actress won last year for
The Tony Awards have been called a three-hour commercial for the Broadway industry, and this year is no different.
Cast members from old musicals have been brought back to introduce scenes from new musicals. Essentially, you get two marketing plugs for the price of one: "
Tony Awards handed out before the telecast went to costume designers Ann Roth for "The Nance" and William Ivey Long for "Cinderella."
"Kinky Boots," the musical juggernaut nominated for 13 awards, won for orchestrations.
5:14 p.m.: Are we still in 2012? The 67th annual
It's easy to understand why Tony producers spotlighted a musical that's old news and one that’s based on a movie at the top of its prime-time broadcast on
Harris then jumped into a wisecracking, Billy Crystal-esque musical medley of the season's nominated musicals. To keep things topical, he made humorous references to Shia LaBeof and the movie version of
4:45 p.m.: The annual
Culture Monster will have continuous coverage of the ceremony, with news updates of the winners and the most notable moments from Broadway's biggest night.
Viewers on the West Coast who like surprises should check by later because our online coverage will be live, beginning around 5 p.m. on Sunday.
This year's Broadway season featured big musical blockbusters ("Matilda," "Kinky Boots"), critically acclaimed playwrights (Richard Greenberg, Chistopher Durang) and a handful of celebrities (Tom Hanks, Sigourney Weaver,
The telecast will feature an impressive list of presenters that will include the aformentioned stars as well as