Cyndi Lauper Tony Awards: Lauper Wins For Kinky Boots

Cyndi Lauper wins the musical for Best Original Score for Kinky Boots. The accent, the mohawk, the tears, Cyndi is a champion and a total legend. As Jesse Tyler Ferguson said as he handed her the award, "girl you're gonna have fun tonight." 

Lauper beat out fellow nominees: 

A Christmas Story, The Musical Music and Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Hands on a Hardbody Music: Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green Lyrics: Amanda Green
Matilda The Musical Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin

Check out this clip from Kinky Boots: 


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Elena Sheppard

Elena is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Mic. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Time Out New York, The New York Times Upfront, ABC News, and various travel publications. She is also a Princeton alum, a former Thailand resident, and a Brooklyn native.

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