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WATCH: Neil Patrick Harris and Hedwig Win Big at the Tonys

By Brandon Voss

Originally published on Advocate.com June 08 2014 11:01 PM ET

Hedwig and the Angry Inch had no reason to be mad tonight during the 68th annual Tony Awards, which were hosted by Hugh Jackman and broadcast live on CBS.

Neil Patrick Harris, a recent Out cover boy, won the Tony for Best Actor in a Musical for his role as Hedwig, a fictional East German rock singer and "slip of a girly boy" living as a female after botched gender-reassignment surgery.

Harris beat out Ramin Karimloo for Les Misérables, Andy Karl for Rocky, and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder stars Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham.

Lena Hall earned the Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Musical as Yitzhak, Hedwig's husband and backup singer, who's desperate to unleash his inner drag diva. The show's Kevin Adams also won Best Lighting Design of a Musical.

The Broadway premiere of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's 1998 cult rock musical, which edged out Les Misérables and Violet to win Best Revival of a Musical, opened April 22 at the Belasco Theatre. The original cast recording will be released next month.

This season's two other major LGBT-themed productions, Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina and Terrence McNally's Mothers and Sons, went home empty-handed. See a full list of winners and nominees here.

Watch Harris's acceptance speech, in which he addresses fiancé David Burtka and their two children, below.

Watch Hall's acceptance speech below.

Contributor: 
Brandon Voss