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Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!

Last night, June 13, the 64th Annual Tony Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall. Hosted by PROMISES, PROMISES star Sean Hayes and Broadcast on CBS, the evening honored movie stars (Catherine Zeta-Jones, Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Scarlett Johansson), industry vets (Katie Finneran, Michael Grandage), Broadway newcomers (Eddie Redmayne, David Bryan, Douglas Hodge) and more, including FELA!'s own director/choreographer, Bill T. Jones and costume designer Marina Draghici.

The company of FELA! and many of thier closest friends celebratEd Jones and their 11 Tony Award nominations - the most of any show this season at thier private after-party at Hudson Terrace. In attendence were Tony nominated producers Jay-Z, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Stephen & Ruth Hendel, Tony-nominated director & choreographer Bill T. Jones, and Tony-nominated stars Sahr Ngaujah and Lillias White. BroadwayWorld was also on hand to celebrate.

Others attending included Tony Award-nominees Marina Draghici (Costumes and Sets), Robert Wierzel (Lighting), Robert Kaplowitz (Sound), AaRon Johnson (Orchestrations), Jim Lewis (Best Book of a Musical, with Bill T. Jones).

FELA! is based on the life and music of groundbreaking African composer, performer and activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. FELA! is currently playing at Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street), where it opened to rave reviews on November 23, 2009. Tickets are available through Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200 or in-person at The Eugene O'Neill Box Office. For more info, visit FelaOnBroadway.com.

Photo Credit: Monica Simoes

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Daniel Soto and Saycon Sengbloh 

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Will Smith

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Saycon Sengbloh & Maia Wilson

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Daniel Soto & Saycon Sengbloh & Creative Outlet Theatre Company

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Sahr Ngaujah

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Sahr Ngaujah

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Sahr Ngaujah

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Sahr Ngaujah

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Sahr Ngaujah;

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Saycon Sengbloh & Maia Wilson

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Lauren De Veaux & Saycon Sengbloh

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Will Smith

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Jada Pinkett-Smith & Will Smith

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Will Smith

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Jada Pinkett-Smith

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Jada Pinkett-Smith & Will Smith

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Jada Pinkett-Smith, Bill T. Jones & Will Smith

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
FELA! Company and Guests

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Gelan Lambert & Kevin Mambo

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Gelan Lambert, Kuti family, Oneika Phillips & Kevin Mambo

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Kevin Mambo

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Jackie Thompson, Questlove & Bill T.Jones

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Iris Wilson & Elesea Douglas

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Saycon Sengbloh & Daniel Soto

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Bill T. Jones

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Maija Garcia & Oneika Phillips

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Niegel Smith & Maija Garcia

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Sahr Ngaujah

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Niegel Smith & Maija Garcia

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Bill T. Jones

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
Lilias White

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Kerry Washington

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!

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At a young age Monica Simoes became a fan of the stage forever. She always dreamt of being a part of theatrical magic. However, those dreams seemed thwarted by her inability to carry a note and her two left feet. Yet, that minor speed bump didn't stop her. She has melded her passion for theatre and her photographic skill to capture the essence of Broadway. Monica is currently a student at Parsons the New School for Design. She hopes to continue enjoying all that Broadway has to offer through the viewfinder of her camera.


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