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NICELY DONE, EVERYONE! Winners, nominees, Hugh,
@TheBwayLeague, #TonyAwards event producers, TV audience, fans et al. WE DID IT! #thatsawrap
Rosie O'Donnell presents Best Musical. And it goes to "the little show that could..." A
@GentlemansGuide to Love & Murder! #TonyAwards
#trending topics: #Tonys2014, Music Man, #HedwigOnBway, Carol King, Kate Mara, Ramin, Elphaba. ( #TonyAwards #HelloItsCAROLEwithanE)
Jessie Mueller: "I am proud to represent what all of the women in this category are: strong and vulnerable and complicated, in the best way"
JESSIE WINS IT!!! #TonyAwards
Doesn't even matter who wins anymore. With her dance moves, Jessie Mueller won the whole night.
Jessie Mueller is my TOTAL FREAKING HERO RIGHT NOW!!!!!
Hi, Sutton, can you just pass that dress over to me when you're done with tonight? k thanks.
"Steppin' Out with my Leading Actress in a Musical Nominees" - the hot new hit song from High Jackman
I sure do love a good tap number.
Kate Mara & Kevin Bacon present the nominees & winner for Best Revival of a Musical and it is... HEDWIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Getting close to the end of the show, y'all... most anticipated
#TonyAwards of the night!! ...But then no Tonys for a *year*?! #bittersweet
(Notice that I chose compliments other than "it made the earth move under my feet" about the Carole King/ Jessie Mueller duet.)
You guys, I fully just burst into tears when Carole King came out. Seeing them together touched something in me. WOW - just WOW
Carole King's intro of the
@BeautifulOnBway performance is my favorite moment of the #TonyAwards so far. So honest! So raw! Just gorgeous.
NPH: "Thank you to the people who inspire us. Without my teachers in small town New Mexico, I'd never be able to do this."
NPH: "A year ago I was hosting the
#TonyAwards. This is crazy pants!"
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS! NEIL PATRICK HARRIS! NEIL PATRICK HARRIS! NEIL PATRICK HARRIS! NEIL PATRICK HARRIS! NEIL PATRICK HARRIS!!!
BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL IS...
Well I never thought I'd hear The Music Man like THIS! I'm into it. Revival, anyone...?
@LLCoolJ @Tip #TonyAwards
Congrats to Warren Carlyle for winning the Tony for Best Choreography, for
JRB does it again!
@MrJasonRBrown picks up his second Tony of the night for @BridgesBroadway, this time for Best Orchestrations. #TonyAwards
Hard to believe that
@WICKED_Musical is 10 years old... #TonyAwards
Best Revival of a Play... A RAISIN IN THE SUN! Big night for Kenny Leon -- who I love even more after his Best Director speech.
When I grow up I want to be
Matt Bomer & Zachary Quinto. Is this the hottest pair to present tonight?
I like Sting. I'm eager to hear a cast sing this song in a theatrical, storied context
JASON ROBERT BROWN got his much-deserved Tony for Best Score for
@BridgesBroadway - I'm so happy for him & the show. #TonyAwards
Wayne Brady introduces a performance from VIOLET. Sutton Foster & Joshua Henry lead the number. (Her scar is still invisible)
And the winner of Best Play is... ALL THE WAY by Robert Schenkkan!! I LOVED THIS PLAY (and I wasn't alive for LBJ, obvs)
Kenneth Branagh introduces the Best Play playwrights to tell us about their work. Pretty cool to see the folks behind the words.
Hugh: "In Australia, we call it 'Hedwig and the Angry 2.54 Centimeters'"
"Marge, they're saying that lady is the nice boy from How I Met Your Mother! Come in here and see this" - guy in middle America
I LOVE imagining TV viewer's faces as they realize the gravely-voiced dude is actually the hot babe who won the Tony earlier
BUT WHO WILL WIN BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL?
Crowd goes wild as
@RuPaul, in a hot pink satin tux jacket, introduces the "universal story of love & acceptance" that is HEDWIG #TonyAwards
Brian Cranston: "My first Broadway show was, I snuck into the second act of HAIR. To this day I've never seen the first act!"
BRIAN CRANSTON looks fantastic as he walks to the stage to accept his TONY for ALL THE WAY!! (I'm excited if you can't tell)
Wow, Samuel Barnett looks really different as a man
Audra: "I must thank my mom & dad for disobeying the doctors and not medicating their hyperactive child, & finding out what I loved instead"
Audra: "Thanks to my husband, best friend & biggest supporter, Will Swenson"
Audra is in tears... and the crowd is on its feet... and I AM IN TEARS AND I AM ON MY FEET, TOO
IT'S AUDRA'S SIXTH!!!!!!
Hugh Jackman is SINGING about the nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role. This is my favorite part of the
#TonyAwards: THE SINGING!
Was that three or four costume changes for Jefferson Mays, introducing
@GentlemansGuide? #TonysDrinkingGame #oopsyouredrunk #TonyAwards
Sophie Okonedo: "Scott Rudin had the vision to know that a jewish nigerian woman could play one of America's most iconic parts!"
Vera Farmiga & Ethan Hawke announce Sophie Okonedo as the winner of Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Play!
Hugh: "Thanks to
@AlanCumming & @Cabaret_Musical, sales of nipple glitter are skyrocketing. But man does it chafe!" #TonyAwards
#Tonys2014, #TonyAwards, Lena Hall, Kenny Leon, Les Miz, Andy Karl, & Mark Rylance are all #TRENDING on twitter! YESSSSS.
What I wouldn't give to be as flexible as some of those
@Cabaret_Musical girls. #TonyAwards
Maggie Gyllenhaal intros
@AlanCumming in his iconic leading role as the Emcee in @Cabaret_Musical. I love a man in eyeliner... #TonyAwards
@jamesmiglehart: "I know this is supposed to be a dignified show, but I gotta do a praise shout" - and he proceeds to tapdance #TonyAwards
Best Featured Actor is... JAMES MONROE IGLEHART! He has been exactly the magic
#Broadway needed this season. #TonyAwards
Fran Drescher & Zachary Levi present Featured Actor in a Musical. She is in a VERY coral mermaid-style dress.
Samuel L. Jackson introduces a performance of the big fight from
@RockyBroadway. Eye of the Tiger, the win, & "ADRIAN!" #TonyAwards
Kenny Leon: "I'm looking forward to the day when all children can have a piece of
#theatre in their daily educational lives" #TonyAwards
Best Direction of a Play goes to: KENNY LEON for A Raisin in the Sun! It's his 1st Tony Award; he was also nominated for Fences.
Best Direction Of a Musical goes to Darko Tresnjak for
@GentlemansGuide. It's his #Broadway directorial debut! #TonyAwards
Clint Eastwood is here because he directed the new Jersey Boys movie. He's stumbling a little but not bad for 84 years old!
While we're talking about IDINA, here's an interesting fact:
@Wicked_Musical did NOT win the 2004 Tony. @AvenueQMusical did. #TonyAwards
Jonathan Groff presents IDINA (caps necessary), singing "Always Starting Over". He calles her "wickedly talented" (ouch).
IDINA MENZEL IS ABOUT TO PERFORM YOU GUYS. NO ONE GO TO THE BATHROOM
2009 interview w/ (now
#TONYAWARDS WINNER) @LenaRockerHall about the experience of being on an MTV reality show: http://bit.ly/1qe1wua
Lucy Liu introduces the best number of
@Aladdin: "Never Had a Friend Like Me." (If @jamesmiglehart doesn't win, I'll be shocked) #TonyAwards
Remember when Lena Hall was a contestant on "Legally Blonde: The Search for the Next Elle Woods"?
Lena Hall is freaking out and I LOVE IT.
LENA HALL WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#TonyAwards #IWANTEDTHISONE Yayayayayay!
Tony Goldwyn & Leighton Meester present Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical.
Hugh Jackman, everybody. I could watch that man brush his teeth, he's so f-ing attractive & talented!
PS. I think Keala Settle should have been nominated for her role as Mme Thenardier in
@LesMizBway. She is a powerhouse. #TonyAwards
Emmy Rossum introduces "One Day More" performance from
@LesMizBway. (Shout out to @AndrewKober, @RaminKarimloo, & @NikkiMJames!) #TonyAwards
Mark Rylance dedicated his Tony to Sam Wanamaker, blacklisted American actor who became the benefactor of London's Globe Theatre
MARK RYLANCE WINS! Can I get another poem about a fence ?
Anna Gunn & Orlando Bloom announcing the nominees for Best Actor in a Featured Role
Hugh: When it was announced I was hosting, NPH texted me 'Wow That's Fantastic' - that's what WTF means, right Neil?"
Hugh Jackman: "If you like men dressing like women, or drag queens, there's something for everyone"
Man I'm glad I'm DVRing the
#TonyAwards. I could watch the cast of @AfterMidnightNY perform over & over & over again. #OldSchoolTalent #Wow
@AfterMidnightNY all-stars: @FantasiaBabyyy, @MsPattiPatti, and @MsGladysKnight TOGETHER. (Can I get tickets to that?) #TonyAwards
OMG Clint Eastwood. I hope he does that monologue with the empty chair again!
Hugh Jackman in the elevator with Neil Patrick Harris. TAPDANCE, YOU TWO!!
Wait was that
Hugh Jackman is literally bunny-hopping through the crowd and through the bowels of Radio City Music Hall
Bounce, bounce, bounce
This is your last chance to pee before the show starts...
The CAPS LOCK means I'm REALLY EXCITED
Nine minutes to broadcast, nine minutes to broadcast. PLACES FOR THE 2014
#TONYAWARDS, everybody!! #BestNightOfTheYear
TONYS DRINKING GAME: http://bit.ly/1lgz8H8
SPOILER WARNING. I will be tweeting everything about the
#TonyAwards as it happens live. BECAUSE I CAN'T NOT!! #iwaitallyearforthis #bestday
Yo, I love the
#redcarpet, but I'm starting to itch for the actual start of the #TonyAwards...
@AudraEqualityMc "My money is on Cherry [Jones]" for the Best Actress in a Play category (Audra's category!) #TonyAwards #redcarpet
Audra McDonald: "It's so nice to see everyone so CLEAN! Working in the
#theatre, we are never really clean." ...OK? #TonyAwards #redcarpet
James Monroe Iglehart: "Howard Ashman's first vision of the genie was a Cab Calloway/Fats Waller type. I got lucky on that one!"
James Monroe Iglehart: "I wore a Genie-esque tux & shoes tonight. It just seemed right"
Next year I'm writing a
#TonysDrinkingGame for the @NY1onstage #redcarpet coverage, in addition to the main game. Remind me, k? #TonyAwards
Orlando Bloom is presenting tonight. I hope he rides in on a motorcycle. And does a shirtless scene
Diane Paulus: "Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton were at ALL THE WAY today. They came backstage after leading a standing ovation"
Tyne Daly: "When I got married, my [interracial] marriage was illegal in 17 states. We watched them fall. It's happening again"
Terrence McNally: "I wrote Mothers & Sons to remember where we came from, & to do honor to those who didn't live [through AIDS]"
Terrence McNally is wearing a "Mothers & Sons" baseball cap on the
Idina: "Reuniting onstage with
#Rent star Anthony Rapp has been a gift. We bounce off of each other like no one else" #TonyAwards #redcarpet
Idina Menzel SHINES in burgundy with gorgeous jewels. She says: "
#Broadway feels like home" #TonyAwards #redcarpet
Daniel Radcliffe: "I learn about myself as an actor every single time I go on stage. Every performance teaches me something"
Daniel Radcliffe: "New York audiences are so fantastic. You are probably tired of hearing British actors say that"
Jason Robert Brown: "
@kelliohara is so wonderful that she opens her mouth & even terrible writing sounds incredible." #TonyAwards #redcarpet
Jason Robert Brown: "No matter how long a show runs, what matters is that
@BridgesBroadway was everything I wanted it to be." #TonyAwards
Sutton Foster on the
#redcarpet: "I'm still the excited 15-year-old kid who watched the #TonyAwards and wanted to be one of the stars"
Neil Patrick Harris on the
#redcarpet: "It was fun to be the PT Barnum of the #TonyAwards, but now I get to be one of the specialty acts"
@joshuahenry20 to @frandrescher (who is announcing his category): "Is it too late to slip you $20?" #TonyAwards #redcarpet
@LenaRockerHall "I wear a packer, a prosthetic [penis]. It makes me walk differently & it makes me talk with a Croatian accent" #TonyAwards
Lena Hall & Nick Cordero are walking the
#TonyAwards #redcarpet together. I know theyre not a couple, but they sure look pretty side-by-side
Frank DiLella asked
@JudithLight, "what have you seen on #Broadway this season?" Judith proceeded to list every show on Broadway #TonyAwards
Is Judith Light ALWAYS flawless or is it just me?
Jefferson Mays: "I used to come home from school and put on a smoking jacket to do my homework"
Jefferson Mays is SO debonaire. Can you think of any other adjective to so perfectly describe him?
Jonathan Groff: "I'm dying to get back on stage" FROM YOUR LIPS TO
#BROADWAY'S EARS!!! #TonyAwards #redcarpet
Jon Groff: "I've been practicing saying Idina Menzel, Idina Menzel, Idina Menzel -- I think I've got it." (He's introducing her)
@zachbraff: "I couldn't do what Neil Patrick Harris does, but if I could, I'd love to play #Hedwig" #TonyAwards #redcarpet
Zach Braff: "It is thrilling to get to introduce my brilliant co-stars"
@BulletsOverBway #TonyAwards #redcarpet
@ZachBraff brought his dad to the #TonyAwards SO CUTE!
Tom Kitt: "From the beginning,
@IdinaMenzel has been wonderful." "Brian Yorkey: "And she is totally fearless." #TonyAwards #redcarpet
@fdilella, to Kelli O'Hara: "It's a crime that @BridgesBroadway is not on #Broadway anymore" #TonyAwards #redcarpet
@kelliohara: "I'm not really into pink, but I chose a pink dress because I had a baby girl this year" #TonyAwards #redcarpet
#stunning #needisaymore #TonyAwards #redcarpet
Celia Keenan-Bolger is stunning in red with a gorgeous up-do
@celiakb: "Glass Menagerie was not one of my favorite plays when I was in school. Boy was I wrong!" #TonyAwards #redcarpet
@official_orfeh: "Every night Andy Karl comes home with new bruises." Andy: "I call them my badges of courage." #TonyAwards #redcarpet
Andy Karl in a polka-dotted bow-tie & a black tux (
@KennethCole), w gorgeous @official_orfeh on his arm, walking the red carpet #TonyAwards
Buckle up, kids. It's going to be a long and FABULOUS night!
FIVE MINUTES TO CARPET
I just took some advil to stave off the cramping in my fingers from tweeting so frequently & passionately over the next 5 hours
It's the big day and I haven't slept all weekend. I'll be live-tweeting at @BroadwayGirlNYC and posting here. Remember, the newest posts are at the TOP! And don't forget to play along (responsibly) with my 2014 #TonysDrinkingGame: http://bit.ly/1lgz8H8
It's BroadwayGirlNYC's FAVORITE day of the year! Follow along as she live blogs and live tweets the 2014 Tony Awards!