Published on Jun 10, 2013
Cyndi Lauper triumphs at the Tony Awards 2013, as she wins best original score for Kinky Boots, a musical based on a British comedy film set in a shoe factory.
Matilda lost the battle of the musicals to Kinky Boots in the Tony Awards 2013. The British export, with songs by comedian Tim Minchin and based on the Roald Dahl book, won just four awards from the 12 categories it was nominated in, and lost the coveted Best Musical prize to Kinky Boots, which took six prizes, the most of any production on Sunday night.
Kinky Boots was nominated in 13 categories, including best score, which was won by its Grammy-winning composer Cyndi Lauper — the first woman to do so. The production, which is set in Northampton, also won best leading actor for Billy Porter’s performance as a drag queen; best choreography; best orchestrations and best sound design of a musical.