Every year there is always one night that ensures all the stars and legends of The Great White Way are going to be under one roof. Last night that roof was Radio City Music Hall as the 2013 Tony Awards aired live on CBS. The spirit of Bob Fosse was alive and well as the producers of Pippin danced away with the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical; Kinky Boots won for Best Musical and as always Neil Patrick Harris stole the show.
Veteran actor Courtney B. Vance is unsung no more; he won his first well deserved Tony for Best Featured Actor in Play. I became a fan of Patina Miller when I saw her in Sister Act. We can now add Tony Award-winner to her list of growing accolades. The world always knew that Cyndi Lauper could pen a good tune. Her efforts for Kinky Boots were well rewarded with a Tony for Best Original Score.
Judith Light is always a delight to watch and the Tony voters agreed. She won the Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Play. Tom Hanks lost out to Tracey Letts in the Best Lead Actor in Play category. But it was Cicely Tyson who showed grace and humility as she accepted the Tony for Best Lead Actress. Her win proves you are never too old to realize a dream. Indeed, everyone involved in bringing these shows on stage dream an impossible dream that they make come true eight times a week. To all the winners and nominees I would like to thank them for giving me something to write about and aspire to.
For a full list of the winners please check out http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/nominees/winners.html.