And, The Winner Was: See How Playbill Readers' Picks Compared to Those of Tony Award Voters

By Playbill Staff
10 Jun 2013

Billy Porter and Stark Sands
Photo by Matthew Murphy

Best Musical

Tony voters picked Kinky Boots as the Best Musical of the 2012-13 season. Kinky Boots, the new Cyndi Lauper-scored musical about acceptance, eqaulity and fabulous footwear, was the big winner of the evening, earning six awards — the most of any production of the season. Its leading actor, Billy Porter, won his first Tony Award for his role as Lola, and Lauper received her first win for Best Original Score. 

Readers picked Matilda, the Olivier Award-winning musical about a young girl with special powers who strives for greatness, despite a pair of rotten parents and an evil and terrifying headmistress named Miss Trunchbull, as their favorite Musical of the season.