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Cyndi Lauper's Kinky Boots dominates BroadwayWorld Awards

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Jun 04, 2013 | 5:23pm EDT

Cyndi Lauper's new Broadway musical Kinky Boots has scooped seven prizes at the 2013 BroadwayWorld.com Awards, which are voted for by the public. The pop star's stage show dominated the online event, landing Lauper a Best Score honour and castmates Billy Porter and Annaleigh Ashforf Best Leading Actor and Actress in a Musical awards. The play, which is up for 13 Tony Awards at Sunday's (09Jun13) prestigious ceremony, also earned top accolades for Best Choreography, Best Costume Design, Best Orchestrations and Best Sound Design of a Musical. Matilda was another big winner, scoring five awards, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Direction of a Musical for Matthew Warchus. Scottish actor Alan Cumming also had reason to celebrate - his one-man take on Shakespeare classic Macbeth was named Best Revival of a Play, while he was honoured for Best Leading Actor in a Play and John Tiffany and Andrew Goldberg landed Best Direction of a Play. Thanking fans for their support, he took to Twitter.com to write, "Thanks so much to everyone who voted for me and @MacbethBroadway in the @broadwayworld awards! The people have spoken!" Meanwhile, Bette Midler was voted Best Leading Actress in a Play for I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers, and Pippin's Terrence Man and Patina Miller were awarded the Best Featured Actor/Actress in a Musical titles, respectively.

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