CMU Alumni Patina Miller and Billy Porter pose with their awards in the press room at the 67th Annual Tony Awards, in New York, June 9,(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) by Mark KennedyAP Drama Writer NEW YORK (AP) — There was plenty of applause heard during the Tony Awards — and perhaps no place louder than from as far away as Pittsburgh. Six alumni from Carnegie Mellon University took home Tonys in five categories, a glittery haul that was both a school record and a huge source of pride for a theater department that turns 100 next year. Billy Porter, Patina Miller and Judith Light each took home acting Tonys, while Ann Roth got one for best costume design, and partners Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer won for best lighting design of a play. “We’ve had a bumper crop,” said Peter Cooke, head of the university’s school of drama. “I’m just delighted that they received rewards from their peers. It was just a terrific night.”
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Patina Miller, Tony Award winner of the best actress in a musical category for her role in “Pippen,” left, Cicely Tyson, winner of the best actress in a play category for “The Trip to Bountiful”, center, and Billy Porter, winner of the best actor in a musical category for his role in “Kinky Boots,” pose with their awards in the press room at the 67th Annual Tony Awards, on Sunday, June 9, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) by Jocelyn Noveck AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — On a feel-good night for Broadway, it was only natural that the Tony award go to its most feel-good musical, the joyous “Kinky Boots.” But most everything about Sunday’s Tony telecast was warmhearted, from inspiring speeches about the theatrical community to the inspired antics of Neil Patrick Harris, who should officially be awarded the host job on a permanent basis.
Billy Porter accepts his award for best actor in a musical at the 67th Annual Tony Awards, on Sunday, June 9, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh native Billy Porter, who plays a fierce drag queen in “Kinky Boots,” has strutted off with the Tony Award for best actor in a musical.
This theater image released by The O+M Company shows the cast during a performance of the musical “Kinky Boots.” The Cyndi Lauper-scored “Kinky Boots,” based on the 2005 British movie about a real-life shoe factory that struggles until it finds new life in fetish footwear, is nominated for 13 Tony Award nominations. The play stars Pittsburgh native Billy Porter. The awards will be broadcast on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9. (AP Photo/The O+M Company, Matthew Murphy) by Mark Kennedy NEW YORK (AP) — The great comedian W.C. Fields is credited with the line, “Never work with children or animals.” He would have had trouble on Broadway this season.
This theater image released by The O+M Company shows Billy Porter during a performance of “Kinky Boots.” “Kinky Boots,” “Matilda: The Musical,” “Pippin” and “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” , the four shows that got the most nominations April 30, 2013, either lost money or saw only small increases, according to data released May 6, from The Broadway League. The Cyndi Lauper-scored “Kinky Boots” has earned a leading 13 Tony Award nominations. (AP Photo/The O+M Company, Matthew Murphy) by Mark KennedyAP Drama Writer NEW YORK (AP) — While all haircuts are important, the one Billy Porter got late last week was even more critical: It was his last one before Sunday’s Tony Awards.
Jamal A. Shuriah by Genea L. WebbFor New Pittsburgh CourierJamal A. Shuriah said the emotion in each scene and the music is what drew him to audition for a role in “American Idiot.”