Lena Hall Wins Tony Award
Lena Hall gave an emotional and charming acceptance speech at the Tony’s, wrapping it up with a reference to My Little Pony.
Lena Hall Gives Emotional Acceptance Speech
Hall won the award of Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, in which she plays Yitzhak, husband of Neil Patrick Harris’ Hedwig. Harris later won the Tony for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, and the show also received the award for Best Revival of a Musical and Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Kevin Adams.
— Hedwig on Broadway (@HedwigOnBway) June 9, 2014
Hall appeared absolutely shocked upon hearing her name, and delivered her acceptance speech through excited gasps. Hall thanked the show, which she said changed her life in 1999, and her co-workers, particularly Harris who looked on lovingly from the audience.
“Looking back on my journey up till now, I can see how every friend, colleague, family member, fan and even acquaintances have shaped me into the person I am at this very moment. Without all of you, there would be no me. So, I love you all, all of you, this whole Broadway community, I love you so much. The girls, women, in my category, you’re amazing, and thank you so much,” Hall said.
To conclude her speech, Hall borrowed a phrase from My Little Pony, exclaiming, “Friendship is magic!”
— Lena Hall (@LenaRockerHall) June 9, 2014
Hall later performed alongside Harris and the cast of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
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