No doubt, at least in my mind, that this is the best Tony Award show opening number ever. Even Broadway pros are looking around with their mouths hanging open in astonishment (look for Debra Messing’s swiveling head). It’s not just the look, it’s the clever lyrics and jokes that bring the spectacle to a higher level.
I could watch this every day and never get bored. Actually, I think I’ll watch it again to see if I can figure out how NPH gets out of that box and to the back of the theater so fast.
Didn’t catch all the lyrics? Read them by clicking here.
That night also was the first time: — Awards in four of the eight acting categories, (Best Actress in a Play, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical, Best Featured Actor in a Play) were won by black actors — Cyndi Lauper, who wrote the score for “Kinky Boots” became the first solo female winner for Best Original Score. — It was the second time both directing prizes went to women. Read more about the 67th Tony Awards by clicking here.