Maybe the best moment of Sunday night’s Tony Awards show was the bawdy closing number performed by Neil Patrick Harris, set to the tunes of “Tonight” (from “West Side Story”) and “Luck Be a Lady Tonight” (from “Guys and Dolls”). With brilliant lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
There's a New York Times article about the "true story" of the song. They also printed the lyrics too so we can all sing along with NPH. Enjoy!
THE TONY’S WERE TONIGHT
(cut to cast of “Next To Normal/Billy Elliot”)
AND ELTON’S BILLY WAS ALL THE RAGE
(cut to Angela Lansbury)
WHAT CLASS, WHAT DRIVE
NOW ANGELA’S WON FIVE
(cut to Angela Lansbury & Poison)
AND SHE HOOKED UP WITH “POISON” BACKSTAGE!
(cut to the Billy Boys)
WITH HEELS AS SORE AS POOR ACHILLES
THREE TUTU WEARING BILLYS
WERE SUCH A WINNING SIGHT
(cut to a different shot of Billy Boys)
TONIGHT ALL THREE
WON TONYS PLUS THEY HIT PUBERTY!
(cut to Geoffrey Rush)
AND GEOFFREY WON A TONY TONIGHT
(cut to Karen Olivo)
KAREN WON A TONY TONIGHT
(cut to Liza Minnelli)
LIZA AT THE PALACE
(cut to Alice Ripley)
MR. RIPLEY’S DAUGHTER ALICE
THEY ALL WON A TONY TONIGHT!
“Credits? That’s not gonna stop me!”
(cut to Chris Sieber)
CHRIS SIEBER PLEASE
PERFORMING ON YOUR KNEES?
DUDE, THAT ONLY WORKS TO WIN GOLDEN GLOBES
(cut to “HAIR” performance)
I HOPE TONIGHT
WHEN THEY’RE HIGH AS A KITE
TO BE THERE WHEN THE “HAIR” CAST DISROBES
THIS SHOW COULD NOT BE ANY GAYER
(cut to different shot of Liza)
IF LIZA WAS NAMED MAYOR
(cut to Elton John)
AND ELTON JOHN TOOK FLIGHT
THE CURTAIN FALLS
I’M OFF TO HIT SOME BIG TONY BALLS!
GO SEE A BROADWAY SHOW!