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Quotes to remember at the 2013 Tony Awards

Memorable quotes from winners, presenters and guests at the 2013 Tony Awards:

“I want to thank Harvey Fierstein for calling me up. I’m so glad I was done with the dishes and answered the phone.” – Cyndi Lauper, who teamed up with Tony-winning Fierstein, to create the best musical “Kinky Boots.”


“Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s the portion of the evening where two actors who are not nominated for their performances on Broadway this season very graciously give a Tony to someone who was.” – Alan Cumming, presenting with Scarlett Johansson.


“You are my rock, my sword, my shield. Your grace gives me presence. I share this award with you. I’m gonna keep it at my house! But I share it with you.” – Billy Porter to his “Kinky Boots” co-star Stark Sands, whom he beat for best leading man in a musical.


“`Please wrap it up,’ it says. Well, that’s exactly what you did with me: You wrapped me up in your arms after 30 years.” – Cicely Tyson, who returned to Broadway after three decades and won for best actress in a play but ran afoul of the stage managers on Tony night.


“I want to thank every woman that I am in this category nominated with: you have made this a celebration, not a competition.” – Judith Light after winning for best featured actress in a play, beating Judith Ivey, Condola Rashad, Shalita Grant and Carrie Coon.


“It’s not bad for someone who can’t sing, can’t dance, and can’t act. Actually I’m a triple threat – literally.” – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in response to Sigourney Weaver’s praise for his support of the Broadway community.