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Cyndi Lauper Wins Tony Award For Kinky Boots

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on June 11, 2013

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Cyndi Lauper is a Tony winner for Best Original Score for her show Kinky Boots.
The list of composers who have won the same award read like a who’s who of the musical theater, including Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Kinky Boots, the story of a struggling shoe company that is revived when it starts making fetish-style footware for drag artists. It was originally a 2005 British film and was adapted for the theater by Harvey Fierstein with music and lyrics by Lauper.

All told, the musical won six out of the thirteen awards for which it was nominated, Best Musical, Best Original Score (Lauper), Best Actor in a Musical (Billy Porter), Best Sound Design For a Musical (John Shivers), Best Choreography (Jerry Mitchell, who also directed) and Best Orchestrations (Stephen Oremus).

Lauper is not the first artist to come out of popular music to win the composing Tony. Roger Miller did it first in 1985 with Big River and Rupert Holmes won the next year for The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Since then, the award has gone to Pete Townshend (1993, Tommy), Elton John and Tim Rice (2000, Aida) and Duncan Sheik (2007, Spring Awakening).

Cyndi Lauper Australian dates for Lennard Promotions are:

August 29 and 30, Melbourne, Palais Theatre
August 31, Canberra, Royal Theatre
September 2, Hobart, Wrest Point Entertainment Centre
September 4, Adelaide, Festival Theatre
September 6 and 7, Sydney, Enmore Theatre
September 10, Gold Coast, Jupiters Theatre
September 11, Brisbane, QPAC Concert Hall
September 14, Wollongong, Entertainment Centre

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