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06/08/2013 12:42 pm ET Updated Aug 08, 2013

Cyndi Lauper: Kinky Boots' Geek Chic

Running up to the Tony Awards, Cyndi Lauper was busy with events celebrating the CD release of the Kinky Boots original cast recording, and a tour that would start the day after the Tony's. On Wednesday evening, just after a photo shoot for Vogue, Lauper signed her caricature at Sardi's. It was hard to say what she, in a short black dress that showed deep cleavage, and flame tufted hair, thought of the drawing that made her look more blond and eh, wholesome. If Lauper wins a Tony for her music and lyrics -- as well she should -- she will be the first woman to do so solo (not teamed up with a male partner).

Michael Musto and Ingrid Sischy came by to wish her well, as did Celina Carvajal who plays Nicola in the musical. Having performed in Dracula, she wanted to make use of her fangs and wore them performing with her band. Talk about a fashion risk.

A few days before, Billy Porter, one of Kinky Boots' Tony nominated stars, spoke about his drag performance in the musical. Now at ABC Kitchen for a listening party, he wore a natty suit with matching pocket square and tie. Yes, of course he loves wearing a dress, but tonight, it was all "geek chic."

A version of this post also appears on Gossip Central.

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