Why The Tonys Most Matter, By Lin-Manuel Miranda via Neil Patrick Harris


There’s a kid in the middle of nowhere sitting there, living for Tony performances singin’ and flippin’ along with the Pippins and Wickeds and Kinkys, Matildas and Mormonses.
So we might reassure that kid and do something to spur that kid.
Cause I promise you all of us up here tonight.
We were that kid

… and now we’re bigger.

– A verse from the song “Bigger” that Neil Patrick Harris sang at the opening of the 2013 Tony Awards, written by Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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