2013 Tony Award winners, with highlights

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In case you were unable to catch last night's Tony Awards, it's not like you missed anything big... only Neil Patrick Harris doing a duet with Mike Tyson. (Yeah, that Mike Tyson.) And NPH jumping through a hoop (literally). And doing some kind of cheerleader gymnastics. And a magic trick. You know, typical Tony-opening-number stuff, and further proof that Neil Patrick Harris is wonderful.

"Kinky Boots," (which featured songs by Cyndi Lauper) won the most awards with six, while "Matilda the Musical" and "Pippin" won four, and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "The Nance" nabbed three.

A full list of winners, as well as some clips from the show, can be found after the cut. (And, for a peek at the acceptance speeches, The Tonys YouTube channel has already uploaded most of them!)

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Tonight, Neil Patrick Harris returns as host of the 67th Tony Awards. And why not? He already hosted in 2009, 2011, and 2012, making this his fourth time around and putting him just behind Angela Lansbury, who hosted the awards show five times.

Not only will he host tonight, but he has also been asked to host the 2014 Emmy Awards. Either CBS really, really loves NPH (considering he also stars in the network's sitcom, "How I Met Your Mother" as Barney Stintson) or he's really awesome. I choose the latter, and here are a few reasons why.

His duet with with Hugh Jackman above. Also part of the list of reasons why Hugh Jackman is awesome.

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Sutton Foster and Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced the 2013 Tony Award nominations early this morning. Snagging the most nominations were Matilda the Musical, Kinky Boots, and Pippin, the last of which had been open on Broadway for all of five days.

A full list, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, is behind the jump.

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2012 Tony Award winners

The 66th annual Tony Awards were dominated by Once, which took home eight Tony Awards last night. Host Neil Patrick Harris was hilarious and entertaining as always, and the musical numbers were amazing. A few weeks ago I made my predictions for this year's Tony Award winners; last year I got 14 right, which was pretty awesome; let's see how I did this year:

Best Play

  • What Liz predicted: Venus in Fur
  • Who actually won: Clybourne Park

Best Musical

  • What Liz predicted: Once
  • Who actually won: Once

Best Book of a Musical

  • What Liz predicted: Lysistrata Jones
  • Who actually won: Once

Best Original Score

  • What Liz predicted: Newsies
  • Who actually won: Newsies
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2012 Tony Award predictions

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The Tony Awards are rapidly approaching, with the telecast scheduled for 8/7c on June 10. Since I did pretty well last year, I decided to make some predictions about who will take home the big prizes this year. My predictions are below.

Best Play

  • Nominees: Clybourne Park, Other Desert Cities, Peter and the Starcatcher, Venus in Fur
  • Liz's pick: Venus in Fur. I've heard great things about the show, and it also stars Tony Award nominee Nina Arianda.

Best Musical

  • Nominees: Leap of Faith, Newsies, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Once
  • Liz's pick: Anyone notice that this category is almost entirely made up of musicals that were based on movies? I think it'll be a close race between Newsies and Once, but I think Once might squeak by with a win.

Best Book of a Musical

  • Nominees: Lysistrata Jones, Newsies, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Once
  • Liz's pick: Lysistrata Jones. I think this one might come out of the woodwork to win. The plot is hilarious and I'm guessing the book is, too.
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