Retrieved July 27, Grammy Award for Best New Artist. President Barack Obama 's second-term inauguration. The video featured professional wrestling manager "Captain" Lou Albano as Lauper's father, and her real-life mother, Catrine, as her mother,  and also featured her attorney, her manager, her brother Butch, and her dog Sparkle. She also played herself in 30 Rock 's third season finale and appeared as Avalon Harmonia, a psychic, on the Season 5 premiere of Bones. Blue Angel was eventually signed by Polydor Records and released a self-titled album on the label in This page was last edited on 9 Februaryat
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Archived from the original on InLauper won the Tony Award for best original score for composing the Broadway musical Kinky Bootsmaking her the first woman to win the category by herself. Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Lauper became popular with teenagers and critics, in part due to her hybrid punk image, which was crafted by stylist Patrick Lucas. The New York Times.