“Kinky Boots” Wins At Feel-Good Tonys

Originally posted on CBS Dallas / Fort Worth:

The cast of "Kinky Boots" performs onstage at The 67th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

The cast of “Kinky Boots” performs onstage at The 67th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

NEW YORK (AP) - On a feel-good night for Broadway, it was only natural that the Tony award go to its most feel-good musical, the joyous “Kinky Boots.” But most everything about Sunday’s Tony telecast was warmhearted, from inspiring speeches about the theatrical community to the inspired antics of Neil Patrick Harris, who should officially be awarded the host job on a permanent basis.

It was an especially happy night for female theater artists: In a rare feat, women took home both directing prizes, for a musical (Diane Paulus for the high-energy “Pippin” revival) and for a play (Pam MacKinnon for the searing revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”).

And Cyndi Lauper won best…

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