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Tonys 2014: 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' wins best revival of musical

'Hedwig' rules the Tonys: 'Angry Inch' beats 'Les Miz,' 'Violet' to win best musical revival

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” starring Neil Patrick Harris was named best revival of a musical at the 68th Tony Awards presented Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall.

Emmy Award winner Harris powered each performance as Hedwig, a glamorous German-born rocker and victim of a slipshod sex change. Before performances began Harris told The Times, “You have to be so comfortable in your skin as Hedwig, and I have no idea how to accomplish that yet.”

As fate would reveal, Harris earned a Tony nomination for his performance, one of the production's eight. 

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” with a score by Stephen Trask, originally debuted off-Broadway in 1998.

The other nominees in the category this year were the venerable “Les Misérables” and the soul-searching tale “Violet.”

Last year's winner in the category was coming-of-age musical "Pippin" starring Matthew James Thomas and Patina Miller.  

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