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Gay musical Fun Home makes history at Tony Awards

Gay musical Fun Home makes history at Tony Awards

Broadway’s first mainstream musical with a lesbian protagonist, Fun Home, made history at the Tony Awards last night (7 June).

The offbeat show won five awards including best musical and an award for leading actor Michael Cerveris.

Its composer, Jeanine Tesori, and book writer/lyricist Lisa Kron, also made history as it was the first time a musical has won an award written by a female team.

Based on an autobiographical graphic novel by Alison Bechdel (of the Bechdel Test), it tells the story of a young lesbian teen who finds out her father is also gay.

Actor Joel Grey, who recently came out last year, and his daughter Jennifer Grey, introduced Fun Home’s performance.

He called it the ‘new American classic’.

Watch the performance of Ring Of Keys below: