…… I present …… The Tonys!
Here’s the dress that I changed into in what may be record time.
But probably not.
The show was held at Radio City and we had to be inside the theatre, not the building but the theatre and in our seats, before 7:00 when they shut the doors. At 6:30 a crowd was starting to gather across the barricaded street. I felt so famous! There’s no telling how many deleted pictures I was in. 🙂
This was what you saw when you got just inside the doors: wall to wall people. It took quite a bit of time to work your way in and then up the stairs, where everyone was stopping to take pictures of the crowd below.
If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. 🙂
I took this one after I got to the top.
The first award given (they started all of the artistic awards at 7:00, before the live televised part began at 8:00) was for the best regional theatre. The Signature Theatre Company here in NY won that one. That’s the theatre where Daughter #1 did her fellowship this past year.
These two accepted the award. I don’t remember who they are, but I took this pic so that D#1 could see them.
Then Rosie O’Donnell won a special award for her work with children and the theatre. She started a non-profit that exposes kids, who otherwise couldn’t afford it, to the theatre.
If you look at the aisle here you can see Hugh Jackman, kangaroo-hopping his way down the aisle……
This was one of the first musical numbers (I recorded all of them, I think) …… “Les Mis”.
Hugh on the front apron (front part of a stage), chatting with us and with Neil Patrick Harris, who was sitting right there in front of him.
This award was won by the (only) actress in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, who plays a guy, or so you think. She was terrific in that show!
This was the winner of Featured Actor in a Musical:
He’s the guy who plays the genie. The guy we gave a standing ovation to, during the play!
She totally deserved this history-making award. She’s the first performer to win 6 Tonys and the first to win one in all four acting categories. She’s wonderfully talented and very, very gracious.
I saw this play yesterday (Sunday) and when it was over I had no words.
Other than, “Wow!”. He was truly great. And he deserved that Tony, hands down.
It was a terrific play.
This pic was taken when they were naming the nominees.
And he deserved this one, too. Very much.
Daughter #2 is coming here this week and I’m taking her and D#3 to see it next weekend. They can hardly wait. Nor can I! 🙂
Before they announced the Best Actress in a Musical nominees, Hugh went down into the audience to try to make them sing/dance with him. Not all agreed. But they all had fun.
Jessie Mueller, who played Carol King in “Beautiful”, playing around with him.
There was still a crowd outside to watch everyone come out after it was over.
It felt a bit strange schlepping across town in a formal dress, holding the hem up so it wouldn’t drag since I wore flats to and from the apartment (carried heels in my bag).
So there you have it …… a three hour long show …… reduced to about 75 seconds.
And no commercials!
I had a blast and I hope to do it again some time.
I hope you enjoyed yourselves, too.