Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tonys 2013

God bless Neil Patrick Harris. The producers of the Tony Awards should just hire him for life. Indeed, every awards show should do the same (he'll be hosting the Emmys again later this fall). Here he is in this year's amazing opening number, jumping through a hula hoop, dancing with drag queens, and shimmying with Mike Tyson, among other jaw-dropping theatrics.

As for the awards themselves, it was an interesting night. Kinky Boots bested Matilda, Tracy Letts "upset" Tom Hanks for best actor, women won both the best directing prizes (Diane Paulus for Pippin and Pam MacKinnon for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Cyndi Lauper showed her "true colors" as a musical theatre composer (winning best score), Judith Light won her second best featured actress award in a row, and four African Americans (Patina Miller, Billy Porter, Courtney Vance, and the legendary Cicely Tyson) took home acting prizes.

Oh yeah, and my favourite SCTV alumna, Andrea Martin, still spry at 66, won for best featured actress in a musical. You go girl!


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