Top Three Moments from the Tony Awards
If you love the theater world nearly as much as I do, I’m sure you tuned into the Tony Awards last weekend. However, for those who weren’t so lucky and didn’t have the chance to watch, don’t fret. I am here to recap this entertaining awards show for you. So, what were some of the top moments of the night? Find out below:
1. Hedwig and the Angry Inch
- Is there anything Neil Patrick Harris can’t do? After just finishing a successful nine season run as Barney Stinson on the CBS comedy, “How I Met Your Mother”, Harris moved onto the Broadway stage this year in the role of Hedwig in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”. By now, Harris is a pro at the theater life, previously appearing in plays like “Cabaret”, “Rent” and “Company”, and it definitely showed in his performance of “Sugar Daddy”. Harris brought this transgender rocker to life, while twisting and squirming around a junkyard in drag. He even made his way through the audience at one point, as he licked Samuel L. Jackson’s glasses and delivered a lap dance to Sting. Color me impressed.
2. Jefferson Mays’ Quick-Change Act
- If you didn’t want to see “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” before, Jefferson Mays’ quick-change act probably completely changed your mind. While he clearly didn’t have enough time to go through all eight of the characters he plays in the theater production, he did completely transform himself from an elderly biddy to an unusual vicar to a rich socialite in less than a minute in order to introduce a number from the musical. It’s no wonder that “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” later went on to win Best Musical. Mays proved in that short time what an amazing performer he is. So, where do I buy my tickets?
3. Bryan Cranston’s Big Win
- Plain and simple, Bryan Cranston is one of the best actors of our time. This is a known fact after seeing him win countless awards for his role of Walter White in the AMC drama series, “Breaking Bad”. However, being great on television doesn’t always translate to brilliance on the stage…except in this case. Here, it totally does. Cranston blew audiences away as Lyndon B. Johnson in “All the Way”, which is why he took home the Best Leading Actor win. You go, Bryan Cranston!
Now that you know my top three moments from the Tony’s broadcast, what were yours?
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