Tony Awards 2013 complete winners list: Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots wins six Tonys Sunday night

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(CNN) -- Cicely Tyson's return to Broadway after three decades earned the elderly actress a Tony on Sunday night.

Tyson's acceptance speech for best actress in a play was an emotional highlight of the American Theatre Wing's 67th annual Tony Awards broadcast live from New York's Radio City Music Hall.

Pop singer Cyndi Lauper won a Tony for writing the 15-song score for "Kinky Boots," which led the night with six Tonys.

Neil Patrick Harris didn't carry home a trophy, but he did carry the show in his fourth year as a singing-dancing host.

Harris' opening number included scores of performers from current Broadway shows -- and a cameo by boxer Mike Tyson, who stars in his one-man show "Undisputed," singing and dancing in a white tux.

His musical tribute to Broadway, which has been a trademark for Harris, including a disappearing trick straight out of David Copperfield's Vegas show.

"We sing live eight shows a week, check it," Harris sang. "We don't need close ups to prove we're singing live."

Harris did provide a gross-out moment by tongue-kissing Sandy, the dog from "Annie."

"You do know I'm in a relationship, right?" he said to the dog.

It appeared to be an unrehearsed moment spurred by Sandy's affectionate licking of Harris' face.

Harris ended the show with another trademark -- a closing "Tony hits lists" rap written as the show progressed.

Tyson's elegant acceptance was at the top of the list.

Her best actress Tony is for her portrayal of a widow returning to her hometown in "The Trip to Bountiful."

"It's been 30 years since I stood on stage," Tyson said. "I really didn't think it would happen again in my lifetime and I was pretty comfortable with that, except that I had this burning desire to do just one more. One more great role, I said. I didn't want to be greedy. I just wanted one more, and it came to me with no effort on my part."

She didn't miss a beat when the orchestra began playing "Give My Regards to Broadway" -- the musical cue that her 75 seconds was up.

"Please wrap it up, it says," she said. "Well, that's exactly what you did with me. You wrapped me up in your arms after 30 years and now I can go home with a Tony."

Tyson is 79, according to her official biography.. Some news reports put her age at 88.

Lauper's Tony win puts her in the exclusive "G.E.T." club of performers who have a Grammy, Emmy and Tony. "I can't say I wasn't practicing in front of the shower curtain for a couple days for this speech," she said. "I want to thank Broadway."

Lauper also performed "True Colors" while surrounded by candles for the show's "in memorium" tribute to theater veterans who died in the past year.

"Kinky Boot" star Billy Porter won best actor in a musical for his role as a drag queen in a shoe factory.

If it had been a category, Porter would also have won for most excited acceptance speech, in which he said seeing "Dreamgirls" as a child was a big inspiration for his career.

Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks brought Hollywood star power to the theater, but his "Lucky Guy" role -- nominated for best actor in a play -- was not lucky enough to win.

Tony Letts, who already had a Tony as a playwright, won the category for playing George in the revival of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

While "Motown The Musical" lost out in all four categories for which it was nominated, the show likely gained fans with the musical medley performed by its cast during the Tony Awards. It included a spot-on replica of a young Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5.


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2013 TONY AWARD WINNERS

Best Play
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Winner
Author:
Christopher Durang

Best Musical
Kinky Boots
Winner


Best Book of a Musical
Matilda The Musical
Winner Dennis Kelly


Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Kinky Boots
Winner
Music & Lyrics:
Cyndi Lauper


Best Revival of a Play
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Winner


Best Revival of a Musical
Pippin
Winner


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Tracy Letts
Winner
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Cicely Tyson
Winner
The Trip to Bountiful


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Billy Porter
Winner
Kinky Boots


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Patina Miller
Winner
Pippin


Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Courtney B. Vance
Winner
Lucky Guy


Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Judith Light
Winner
The Assembled Parties


Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Gabriel

Ebert
Winner
Matilda The Musical


Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Andrea Martin
Winner
Pippin


Best Direction of a Play
Pam MacKinnon
Winner
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?


Best Direction of a Musical
Diane Paulus
Winner
Pippin


Best Choreography
Jerry Mitchell
Winner
Kinky Boots


Best Orchestrations
Stephen Oremus
Winner
Kinky Boots


Best Scenic Design of a Play
John Lee Beatty
Winner
The Nance


Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Rob Howell
Winner
Matilda The Musical


Best Costume Design of a Play
Ann Roth
Winner
The Nance


Best Costume Design of a Musical
William Ivey Long
Winner
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella


Best Lighting Design of a Play
Jules Fisher
&
Peggy Eisenhauer
Winner
Lucky Guy


Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Hugh Vanstone
Winner
Matilda The Musical


Best Sound Design of a Play
Leon Rothenberg
Winner
The Nance


Best Sound Design of a Musical
John Shivers
Winner
Kinky Boots


Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Bernard Gersten
Paul Libin
Ming Cho Lee


Regional Theatre Award
Huntington Theatre Company


Isabelle Stevenson Award
Larry Kramer


Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
Career Transition For Dancers
William Craver
Peter Lawrence
The Lost Colony


The four actresses who created the title role of Matilda The Musical on Broadway -
Sophia Gennusa
Oona Laurence
Bailey Ryon
and
Milly Shapiro


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