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A jubilant night for "Kinky Boots" at Broadway's top honours bash in New York on Sunday night (June 9).
The production sweeped the board with six Tony awards including best score for pop queen Cyndi Lauper - her first Tony win.
SOUNDBITE: Cyndi Lauper, Tony Winner for Best Score, "Kinky Boots", saying (English):
"Ok, I know no laundry list. And I can't say I wasn't practicing in front of the shower curtain for a couple days for this speech."
The musical about a struggling shoe factory which changes its fortunes by making boots for drag queens went into the ceremony with a comfortable 13 nominations.
Revived 1970s musical "Pippin"'s successful return to the stage was honoured with a total of four Tonys, including one for its lead actress Patina Miller.
On the theatre production side there was joy for Cicely Tyson. After a 30 year absence the veteran actress seals her return to broadway with a best actress Tony for her moving portrayal in