2015 Tony winning best actor Michael Cerveris, Beth Malone and Sydney Lucas do “Ring of Keys’ from Fun Home at the 2015 Tony Awards.
In the song, Alison, a lesbian cartoonist (Beth Malone), remembers when she was young – Small Alison (Sydney Lucas) – and saw a butch woman in a diner…and suddenly realized something about herself.
Here is Sydney Lucas singing it at the Lilly Awards in 2014:
(Here’s a link to the number at the Tonys on the CBS site.)
Fun Home won five Tony Awards on June 7th, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Score, Best Performance by a Leading Actor, Best Director.
Here is Fun Home book writer and lyricist Lisa Kron’s acceptance speech, which was not televised: