- June 10, 2013
Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing
In case you weren’t one of the 7.24 million watching last night’s 67th TONY Awards ceremony, quite a few of our incomparable celebrity supporters came out to Radio City Music Hall to celebrate.
The big winner of the night was indeed longtime LGBT ally Cyndi Lauper’s Kinky Boots, which took home six awards, including "Best Musical", "Best Original Score" and "Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role."
Jane Krakowski and HRC supporter Jesse Tyler Ferguson presented Lauper her TONY for her 15-song score to Kinky Boots.
Lauper later took to the stage to perform “True Colors.” The ubiquitous hit is also the name of the fund she co-founded in 2008 to inspire people to become active participants in the advancement of equality and to help bring an end to LGBT youth homelessness.
Congratulations also to Neil Patrick Harris, who dazzled in his fourth turn at hosting the award show, and longtime advocate Judith Light, who took home her second featured actress in a play TONY in two years. HRC Equality Award recipient and openly bisexual actor Alan Cumming, Ally for Equality Sally Field and American for Marriage Equality Matthew Morrison also presented at the show. HRC supporter and Equality Ally Audra McDonald, who recently released a new record, closed the night alongside Harris.
From athletes to actors and musicians to Broadway stars, we're so grateful to include celebrities among our more than one million members and supporters.
To find out more about some of the stars that support LGBT equality, visit our Celebrity Supporter page.