Tony Awards Acceptance Speeches From Billy Porter, Patina Miller, Cyndi Lauper, Andrea Martin, Judith Light and More

By Playbill Staff
23 May 2014

The big winners at last year's Annual Tony Awards included Kinky Boots, which took home a total of six awards, including Best Musical, as well as Pippin, the cirque-inspired musical re-envisioned by Diane Paulus, and Matilda, the inventive and dark children's musical, which each took home four Tonys. Here are the acceptance speeches from The 67th Annual Tony Awards. (The 68th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman, will air June 8 on CBS.)

Who could forget when Billy Porter accepted his first Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical — one of the tightest races of last season — or when Diane Paulus received her first directing award after all three of her Broadway productions took home the Tony for Best Musical Revival? Here, Porter and Paulus, among others, accept Tony Awards for their work in the 2012-13 Broadway season.

Other highlights from the evening included wins from Cyndi Lauper (Kinky Boots), Andrea Martin (Pippin), Tracy Letts (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Patina Miller (Pippin), Gabriel Ebert (Matilda), Judith Light (The Assembled Parties) and more. Read's complete coverage of the winners from the 67th annual ceremony.

Watch (or re-watch) your favorite acceptance speeches from the night.


Best Featured Actress in a Musical: Andrea Martin (Pippin):