My trip to the 2015 Tonys

Just realized I had another post not sent, so here it goes, my recap of the Tonys (one week late) Unlike previous years this one was much more exiting as I was actually there! so lots of pictures from the ceremony will follow. First, the winners, the some thoughts on the show, commentary, pictures and finally my favorite dresses 🙂

Winners:

  • Best Revival of a Musical: “The King and I”
  • Best Book of a Musical: Lisa Kron, “Fun Home”
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: “Fun Home” Music: Jeanine Tesori Lyrics: Lisa Kron
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Alex Sharp, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play : Helen Mirren, “The Audience”
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Michael Cerveris, “Fun Home”
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical”: Kelli O’Hara, “The King and I”
    Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Richard McCabe, “The Audience”
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Annaleigh Ashford, “You Can’t Take It With You”
    Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Christian Borle, “Something Rotten!”
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Ruthie Ann Miles, “The King and I”
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play: Bunny Christie and Finn Ross, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Bob Crowley and 59 Productions, “An American in Paris”
  • Best Costume Design of a Play: Christopher Oram, “Wolf Hall Parts One & Two”
  • Best Costume Design of a Musical: Catherine Zuber, “The King and I”
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play: Paule Constable, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Natasha Katz, “An American in Paris”
  • Best Direction of a Play: Marianne Elliott, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
  • Best Direction of a Musical: Sam Gold, “Fun Home”
  • Best Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon, “An American in Paris” 
  • Best Orchestrations: Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky, Bill Elliott, “An American in Paris”
  • Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre- Tommy Tune
  • Special Tony Award – John Cameron Mitchell
  • Regional Theatre Tony Award- Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award – Stephen Schwartz

My Favorite Musical Moments

  • Fun Home  
  • Something Rotten 
  • It Shoulda Been You 
  • The King and I 

My Favorite non musical Moments:

  • Kelli O’hara dancing off as she won the Tony
  • Ruthie Ann Miles pulling off her iphone to read her speech
  • Alex Sharp speech 
  • The female empowerment feeling of the whole show – especially the Fun Home wins for Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron
  • The new award for best teacher (even if it was a CMU infomercial – especially in the preshow). I think its a wonderful thing to honor influential teachers. Side note: kind of crazy that there is so much confluence in education from the greats, Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli Ohara went to the same College, sooo many went to CMU and Darren Criss and Adam Jacobs went to the same high school!
  • Alan Cummings getting stuck with his King and I skirt in the middle of the stage

Other Thoughts:

  • I do not get The Visit 
    . Even if it is Chita Rivera – and alas, it closed so i cant really go see it to understand why it was nominated.
  • I think I might need to revisit American In Paris. I was a bit harsh in the review and i liked the performances more in the show, so maybe i should give it another shot not in previews?
  • I loved the fact that I was in the audience and got to see all the awards! so many of the best speeches and moments were not televised!
  • I missed a great musical opening number. The shtick they did just did not cut it compared to the wonderful opening numbers of NPH and Hugh Jackman

Media Commentary:

My Pictures of the Night:

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My favorite Dresses:

Taylor Schilling in Michael Kors
Taylor Schilling in Michael Kors
Kristin Chenoweth Zac Posen
Kristin Chenoweth in Zac Posen
Hilary Rhoda MK
Hilary Rhoda in Michael Kors
Carey Mulligan Balenciaga
Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga
Amanda Seyfried odlr
Amanda Seyfried in Oscar de la Renta
JLo Valentino
JLo in Valentino

Bee Shaffer, Anna Wintour

Laura Bell Bundy
Laura Bell Bundy – this one doesn’t look that special in pictures, but i was next to her and the dress was amazing!
patina miller
Patina Miller
Patricia Clarkson AMQ
Patricia Clarkson in Alexander McQueen
ruth wilson RL
Ruth Wilson in Ralph Lauren
Sarah Stiles JMendel
Sarah Stiles in JMendel – she wins the award for the dress i most want to have in my closet

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