67th Tony Awards

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67th Tony Awards
Tony Awards Marquee.jpg
Date June 9, 2013
Location Radio City Music Hall, New York, New York
Host Neil Patrick Harris
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBS
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The 67th Annual Tony Awards were held June 9, 2013, to recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the 2012–13 season. The ceremony returned to Radio City Music Hall in New York City, after two years at Beacon Theatre, and was broadcast live on CBS television.[1] Neil Patrick Harris hosted for the third consecutive year, his fourth time as host.[2] Awards in four of the eight acting categories, (Best Actress in a Play, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical, Best Featured Actor in a Play) were given to African-American performers. Furthermore, it is the second time in Tony history that both directing prizes went to women. Garry Hynes and Julie Taymor had previously won in 1998. Kinky Boots had a season best 13 nominations and 6 awards.[3][4][5] Cyndi Lauper, who wrote the score for Kinky Boots, is the first solo female winner for Best Original Score.

Eligibility[edit]

Shows that opened on Broadway during the 2012–13 season before April 25, 2013 were eligible for consideration.[1]

The ceremony[edit]

The ceremony featured performances from Tony-nominated musicals in this season:[6]

  • AnnieIt's the Hard Knock Life and Little Girls
  • Bring It On: The MusicalIt's All Happening
  • A Christmas Story, The MusicalYou'll Shoot Your Eye Out
  • Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CinderellaIn My Own Little Corner, Impossible, and Ten Minutes Ago
  • Kinky BootsEverybody Say Yeah
  • Matilda The Musical – medley; Naughty, Revolting Children and When I Grow Up
  • Motown The Musical – medley
  • Pippin – medley; Corner of the Sky and Magic to Do

The casts of musicals currently running on Broadway introduced the musical nominees, including Chicago; Jersey Boys; Newsies; Once; Mamma Mia!; Rock of Ages; Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark; The Lion King'. The casts of Once, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Rascals performed.[7][8]

Opening number finale

The opening number, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tom Kitt,[9] starred Neil Patrick Harris and "featured neophyte cheerleaders, contortionists, chirpy newsies, a scene-hogging Mike Tyson and, in a Broadway season notable for the number of children in its shows, enough pint-size performers to fill, as Harris aptly quipped, a Chuck-E-Cheese."[8][10] During the ceremony, three Broadway performers, Andrew Rannells, Megan Hilty and Laura Benanti, whose television shows have been cancelled, sang a comic "failed TV career" medley with Harris.[8] The medley was written by Michael John LaChiusa.[11]

During the "In Memoriam" tribute, Cyndi Lauper performed her 1986 hit True Colors.[6]

The closing number featured Harris and Audra McDonald singing special lyrics to Empire State of Mind, mentioning the winners.[12]

Nominees and winners[edit]

The nominees were announced on April 30, 2013.[13][14] Source for winners: Playbill[15]

Best Play Best Musical
Best Revival of a Play Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Best Book of a Musical Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Best Scenic Design of a Play Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Costume Design of a Play Best Costume Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Play Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Play Best Sound Design of a Musical
Best Direction of a Play Best Direction of a Musical
Best Choreography Best Orchestrations

Multiple nominations[edit]

Multiple wins[edit]

Note: The four child actresses who created the title role in Matilda were also recognized with a special Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre.

Non-competitive awards[edit]

The Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre was awarded to Bernard Gersten, executive producer of Lincoln Center Theater, scenic designer Ming Cho Lee, and Paul Libin, executive vice president of Jujamcyn Theaters.[16]

The Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre was awarded to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Career Transition For Dancers, William "Bill" Craver, Peter Lawrence (Production Stage Manager) and The Lost Colony (Roanoke Island, Manteo, North Carolina).[17] The Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre was given jointly to Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro, who share the lead role in Matilda, The Musical. They are not eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical category. The Tony Awards Administration Committee stated that they "recognize their outstanding performances this season."[18] The awards were presented at the Tony Eve Cocktail Party, a private cocktail reception, held on June 8, 2013, one day prior to the main ceremony.[19]

Larry Kramer received the Isabelle Stevenson Award. He was "recognized for his work as the co-founder of Gay Men's Health Crisis".[20]

The Huntington Theater Company in Boston, Massachusetts received the Regional Theatre Tony Award.[21]

Broadcast ratings[edit]

The ceremony's original live broadcast on CBS was watched by 7.3 million viewers and received a 1.2/4 rating/share in the 18-49 demographic.[22] The 2013 viewers increased over the 2012 Tony Awards broadcast, which had approximately 6.01 million viewers.[23]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gioia, Michael (18 March 2013). "67th Annual Tony Awards Will Be Held June 9 at Radio City; Eligibility Cut-Off Date Set". Playbill (playbill.com). 
  2. ^ Hetrick, Adam (9 May 2013). "Neil Patrick Harris Confirmed to Host 67th Annual Tony Awards". Playbill. 
  3. ^ Truitt, Brian (June 9, 2013). "'Kinky Boots' wins six Tonys, 'Pippin' is top revival". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  4. ^ "Kinky Boots tramples the Broadway competition". The Guardian (Manchester). June 9, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  5. ^ Healy, Patrick (9 June 2013). "‘Kinky Boots’ Dances to the Top of the Tonys". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  6. ^ a b Gioia, Michael (10 June 2013). "THE SCREENING ROOM: Performances From the 2013 Tony Awards, Including 'Kinky Boots', 'Matilda' and More". Playbill (playbill.com). Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  7. ^ Gans, Andrew (June 6, 2013). "Casts of 'Christmas Story', 'Annie', 'Bring It On', 'Cinderella', 'Matilda', 'Motown', 'Kinky Boots', 'Pippin' and More Will Perform on Tonys". Playbill. 
  8. ^ a b c Gilbert, Ryan (June 10, 2013). "Drag Queens, Revolting Children and Motown Legends: We Rate All of the Dazzling 2013 Tony Telecast Performances". Broadway.com. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  9. ^ Gans, Andrew (June 6, 2013). "Tony Awards Will Be Broadcast Internationally; Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tom Kitt Penned Opening Number". Playbill (Playbill.com). Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  10. ^ Jones, Chris (9 June 2013). "Tony Award 2013 Winners". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  11. ^ Hetrick, Adam (June 10, 2013). "Broadway Stars Lament and Love TV at the Tony Awards: The Lyrics to the TV Medley". Playbill. 
  12. ^ "2013 Tony Awards Live Blog". Theatermania.com. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  13. ^ "Tony Awards 2013 nominees: Complete list". Los Angeles Times. April 30, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  14. ^ Gardner, Elysa (April 30, 2013). "'Kinky Boots' nabs 13 Tony nominations: British import 'Matilda' scored 12 nominations". USA Today. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  15. ^ Purcell, Carey (June 9, 2013). "67th Annual Tony Awards". Playbill (playbill.com). 
  16. ^ Gans, Andrew (March 22, 2013). "Bernard Gersten, Ming Cho Lee and Paul Libin Are 2013 Special Tony Award Recipients". Playbill (playbill.com). 
  17. ^ Gans, Andrew (April 24, 2013). "Career Transition for Dancers, Peter Lawrence and More Are Recipients of 2013 Tony Honors for Excellence". Playbill. 
  18. ^ Gans, Andrew (April 26, 2013). "Tony Rulings: 18 Productions Discussed; Matilda Girls Receive Tony Honors, Not Eligible for Nomination". Playbill. 
  19. ^ Gans, Andrew (June 8, 2013). "Michael Bloomberg, Career Transition, William Craver, Peter Lawrence, The Lost Colony and Matilda Girls Receive Tony Honors for Excellence June 8". Playbill. 
  20. ^ Hetrick, Adam (April 29, 2013). "Larry Kramer Is Recipient of 2013 Isabelle Stevenson Award". Playbill (playbill.com). 
  21. ^ "Huntington Theatre Company wins Tony for regional theater". Boston Globe (bostonglobe.com). 27 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  22. ^ Bibel, Sara (June 11, 2013). "Sunday Final Ratings: Final NBA Finals Numbers". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 12, 2013. 
  23. ^ Gans, Andrew (June 10, 2013). "Tony Awards Ratings Up from Last Season, According to Preliminary Numbers". Playbill. 

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