2013 Tonys Closing Song Video & Lyrics

Video & lyrics to the fantastic closing number written by Lin-Manuel Miranda DURING THE SHOW (!) and performed by Neil Patrick Harris with Audra McDonald!

Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald

Aw, SH-I can’t help myself.

Here’s a Tony hit list, try to write em all down.
First we started bigger than a Cinderella ball gown.
Shout out to the ladies, all the women winnin’!
Andrea Martin, Diane Paulus, Pam MacKinnon.

Cyndi Lauper talkin in the shower, no bologna.
Girls just wanna have fun, you just won a Tony.
The 80’s came back with a bang, not cause Cyndi Lauper sang,
it’s because the best play was by, Durang, Durang.

Heavenly, now I need a melody. Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome in Audra McD!

New York, singing all the lyrics we made up,
there’s nothing we can’t do.
Broadway in New York,
these Tony winners are brand new,
their work will inspire you.
Let’s hear it for New York, New York, New York

Neil: This was Tony Sunday all up in your face.
Bill Porter’s gonna keep the Tony at his place.
Then at nine O’clock you changed to watch the games.
The nerds, Game of Thrones. The jocks, LeBron James.
Now you’re watching Audra, singing to her own flow.
Audra’s got so many Tonys she could host her own show.

Courteny Vance, Tracy Letts, Judith Light, hit it.
Edward Albee, Pippin, and Patina Miller did it.
Cicely Tyson, standing ovation.
Kinky for the win and the eyes of the nation are on:

Audra: New York, singing all these lyrics we made up.
There’s nothing we can’t do.
Tonys and New York,
one more Broadway season behind you,
these shows will remind you.
It happens in New York

Both Singing: In New York, New York, New York.

Neil: That’s the Tonys! Good night everybody, go see a Broadway show.

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A native of New York and Central Florida, Julia currently resides outside SW Houston, Texas, with her amazing tech-geek husband, their long-awaited miracle baby boy, and their two goofy cats. In addition to spending time with her incredible family, she loves going to the theatre to see the latest musicals in town; she also enjoys singing, geocaching, a delicious cup of tea, and watching a good movie. She can also be found at Temlyn Writing and Houston Theatre.