I love Broadway. And musical theatre. And recognizing works of art. So needless to say, I was on cloud nine watching the Tony Awards last night. I love how for one night, Broadway essentially shuts down to put on this amazing show and ceremony that recognizes and showcases Broadway for millions of viewers.
The performances were amazing. My favorites were the opener and closer (lyrics written by Lin-Manuel Miranda) and Once (sung by my favorite Doctor Who "companion", Rory)
Some memorable moments and just personal favorites.
Megan Hilty, who performed in a number about the closing of television series.
Lin and his wife, Vanessa.
Neil Patrick Harris, who hosted for the 4th year, and the dog from Annie.
A performance from Matilda the Musical
Kinky Boots, music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, a big winner last night.
Motown the Musical, loved the music and performance.
An amazing performance from Phantom of the Opera, for its 25th anniversary.
And the familiar faces, "characters" from still-running Broadway shows introduced the performances:
Watching the Tony Awards just reminds me how much I need to, in the words of NPH, "go see a Broadway show." Performing live eight times a week, combining acting, singing, and dancing...ahhh, it's just one of my favorite art forms.
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