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The feel-good musical Kinky Boots, with songs by pop star and Broadway newcomer Cyndi Lauper, strutted away with a leading six 2013 Tony Awards on Sunday, including best musical, best original score and best leading man.

Christopher Durang’s comical Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike won the best play Tony. Matilda the Musical and Pippin won four awards each and two other shows — Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Nance — shared three awards each. Tom Hanks left empty-handed, a Broadway newcomer not fated to be a Lucky Guy.

Neil Patrick Harris was back for his fourth turn as host and was once again crucial to keeping the show funny and smart. He opened with a razzle-dazzle bang amid dozens of dancers and singers — even getting boxer Mike Tyson to hoof — and closed it three hours later by rapping with Audra McDonald to a reworked “Empire State of Mind.”

The big, opening number started with Harris simply holding a guitar in a pub like Once but quickly morphed into a flashy number that showcased performers from almost a dozen musicals. Harris sang “It’s bigger! Tonight it’s bigger,” jumped through a hoop, vanished from a box and promised a “truly legendary show” before glitter guns went off.

Lauper, who wrote the hit “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” was part of an impressive group of women who took top honors. Diane Paulus and Pam MacKinnon both won for directing — a rare time women have won directing Tonys for both a musical and a play in the same year. (It happened most recently at the 1998 Tonys.)

Click below for all the night’s winners:

BEST PLAY

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang

BEST MUSICAL

Kinky Boots, The Musical

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL

Matilda, The Musical Dennis Kelly

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

Pippin

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSIC AND/OR LYRICS) WRITTEN FOR THE THEATRE

Kinky Boots Music & Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY

Tracy Letts, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY

Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Billy Porter, Kinky Boots

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Patina Miller, Pippin

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY

Courtney B. Vance, Lucky Guy

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY

Judith Light, The Assembled Parties

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Gabriel Ebert, Matilda The Musical

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Andrea Martin, Pippin

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY

John Lee Beatty, The Nance

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

Rob Howell, Matilda, The Musical

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY

Ann Roth, The Nance

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

William Ivey Long, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY

Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, Lucky Guy

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

Hugh Vanstone, Matilda The Musical

BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A PLAY

Leon Rothenberg, The Nance

BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

John Shivers, Kinky Boots

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY

Pam MacKinnon, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL

Diane Paulus, Pippin

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots

BEST ORCHESTRATIONS

Stephen Oremus, Kinky Boots

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