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Kinky Boots Composer Cyndi Lauper to Be Inducted Into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Lauper will be honored along with fellow 2015 inductees including Toby Keith and Jerry Garcia.

Tony winner Cyndi Lauper will be one of 2015's inductees to the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The 2015 inductees to the Songwriters Hall of Fame have been announced, and Broadway favorite Cyndi Lauper (Tony winner for Kinky Boots) is on the list. Lauper will be honored at the 46th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the Marriott Marquis in New York on June 18 along with Bobby Braddock, Willie Dixon, Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia, Toby Keith, and Linda Perry.

Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame enshrines and celebrates musical pioneers. The organization's outreach to the music community grooms the next generation of troubadours.

"Each one of these brilliant music creators has written instantly recognizable classics, songs that are both of their time and timeless," said SHOF president & CEO Linda Moran in a statement. "Our Annual Awards Gala is sure to be unforgettable."

Cyndi Lauper, who earned the Best New Artist award at the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985, was the first debut female album to chart four top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Her songs include "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," "Time After Time," and "True Colors."

In 2013, Lauper won the Tony Award for Best Original Score for the Broadway musical Kinky Boots, making her the first woman in history to win the composing category by herself.

To see Kinky Boots on Broadway, click here.

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