THE SCREENING ROOM: Tony Acceptance Speeches From Billy Porter, Patina Miller, Cyndi Lauper and More

By Michael Gioia
June 10, 2013

The big winners at the 67th 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 Broadway's biggest night.



Who could forget when Billy Porter accepted his first Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical — one of the tightest races of the 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 include 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 Playbill.com's complete coverage of the winners from the 67th annual ceremony.

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

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

Best Featured Actor in a Musical: Gabriel Ebert (Matilda):

Best Featured Actor in a Play: Courtney B. Vance (Lucky Guy):

Best Featured Actress in a Play: Judith Light (The Assembled Parties):

Best Leading Actor in a Play: Tracy Letts (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?):

Best Leading Actress in a Play: Cicely Tyson (The Trip to Bountiful):

Best Original Score: Cyndi Lauper (Kinky Boots):

Best Lighting Design of a Play: Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (Lucky Guy):

Best Costume Design of a Play: Ann Roth (The Nance):

Best Costume Design of a Musical: William Ivey Long (Cinderella):

Best Sound Design of a Play: Leon Rothenberg (The Nance):

Best Sound Design of a Musical: John Shivers (Kinky Boots):

Best Scenic Design of a Play: John Lee Beatty (The Nance):

Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Rob Howell (Matilda):

Best Book of a Musical: Dennis Kelly (Matilda):

Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Paul Libin:

Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Bernard Gersten:

Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Ming Cho Lee:

Isabelle Stevenson Award: Larry Kramer:

Regional Theatre Award: Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA:

Creative Arts Awards: Part One, including Stephen Oremus' win for Best Orchestrations of Kinky Boots:

Best Choreography: Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots):

Best Director of a Play: Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?):

Best Director of a Musical: Diane Paulus (Pippin):

Best Leading Actress in a Musical: Patina Miller (Pippin):

Best Leading Actor in a Musical: Billy Porter (Kinky Boots):

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

Best Revival of a Musical: Pippin:

Best Play: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike:

Best Musical: Kinky Boots: