June 9, 2013 — Cyndi Lauper won her first Tony Award for Best Original Score for writing the fifteen song score to “Kinky Boots.”
“I can’t say I wasn’t practicing in front of the shower curtain for a couple of days for this speech” — Cyndi Lauper
The musical is based on the 2005 British film about a struggling shoemaker who save his business by producing fetish footwear along with his drag queen business partner.
In addition to winning best musical and score, “Kinky Boots” also won for choreography, two technical awards and leading man in a musical, which went to Billy Porter.
“I want to thank Broadway for welcoming me. I understand how hard you work…your hard work inspires me.”– Cyndi Lauper
Lauper is best known as the Grammy Award winning pop queen responsible for the hits “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough”, “Girls Just Wan to Have Fun”, “Time After Time”, and “True Colors”. Bones fans will recognize her as Angela’s psychic, Avalon Harmonia, from the episodes “Harbingers in a Fountain” (S05E01) and the 150th episode “The Ghost in the Machine” (S08E09).
Cyndi took time out of her busy pre-Tony schedule to drop fans this note on twitter only to follow it up shortly with the splendid news of her win and a great photo of her shiny new trophy.
I know i haven't tweeted. Sorry. But now i'm goin to the red carpet of the tony's. i'm going to have fun. So excited to see everybody. Xx
— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) June 9, 2013
I Won!! pic.twitter.com/qtqbb32RZk
— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) June 10, 2013
As nominees, Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper arrive on the Audemars Piguet Red Carpet at the 2013 Tony Awards.
Cyndi Lauper of “Kinky Boots” accepts a Tony Award during the 2013 Tony ceremony for Best Original Score Written for the Theater.
If you aren’t familiar with the Broadway show “Kinky Boots”, here’s a feature performance by the cast at the 67th annual Tony Awards.
Source: CBS News