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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
Neil Patrick Harris propels 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' to Tony for 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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