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2012 Tonys - BwayGirl NYC's Live Tony Blog!

Welcome to the @BroadwayGirlNYC 2012 Tony Awards LIVE BLOG!!

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NOW LET'S DO IT ALL AGAIN FOR THE WEST COAST!!!  #TonyAwards #GoodnightEverybody

Couldn't be happier on this #TonyAwards night 2012. So proud to be a tiny part of this incredible community. THANK YOU AND GOODNIGHT!!!

BEST MUSICAL TONY AWARD IS... ONCE!!!!!!  Aaahahahahhhhhhhh I AM LITERALLY DYING!!! #oknotliterally #TonyAwards

I SURE hope the DVRers added time past 11pm...!! #TonyAwards

Congrats to Audra McDonald for winning her 5th Tony -- her FIRST as a leading actress!!  #TonyAwards

LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY TONY GOES TO... Nina Arianda!!!  She so deserves it!!! #TonyAwards

Here comes Christopher Plummer to present Best Leading Actress Tonys (both musical & play)!!  #TonyAwards

Are they afraid we are going to think it's, like, Snoop Dogg's Death of a Salesman? #JustSayin #TonyAwards

Performance by @LeapofFaithbway. I do love me some Raul. But where is Jessica Phillips?  #TonyAwards

James Corden wins a deserved Best Actor in a play for One Man, Two Guvnors.  Congrats!!  #TonyAwards

Haven't seen such a lovely, sincere & moving acceptance speech in many years. You go, @SteveKazee. #TonyAwards


"The cast of Hairspray has been taken over by Pirates" #TonyAwards

Just a question leading up to the next #TonyAwards segment: What's an Ackman?  #HugeAckman

Did some guy bring a Real Doll to as his date to the #TonyAwards?? 

HARVEY FIERSTEIN's outfit #WHAT?!?  #TonyAwards

The Gershwins' @PorgyAndBess has won Best Revival of a Musical!!!  #TonyAwards

PATTI and MANDY.  Can I please shrink you down, and carry you both around in my pocket so I can hear/see you ALL THE TIME?? #TonyAwards

Jeff Croiter wins Best Lighting Design of a Play for @StarcatcherBway!!  #cleaningup #TonyAwards

I hear that Patti & Mandy are presenting together, and that they're doing something fun & special.. color me PUMPED!! #TonyAwards

Very impressed (& I gotta say, a little surprised) at how excellent Ricky Martin is in Evita.  Great perf tonight! #TonyAwards

"We say Thank You to everyone who says YES!" -- @Jordan_Roth #TonyAwards

Best Play: the play that almost wasn't... CLYBOURNE PARK!!!  Congrats!!! LOVED it.  #TonyAwards

I was REALLY hoping that Jim Parsons would throw a "Bazinga" in there #TonyAwards

"Tyler Perry just sold out the entire run of "Porgy & Medea"" #TonyAwards

Best Lighting Design of a Musical goes to Natasha Katz for @OnceMusical!!  #TonyAwards

One of my favorite descriptions of ONCE: "It's the perfect non-jazz-hands musical." Think I heard it on Sirius XM Radio from @Julie_James..?

Up next: my favorite musical of the year performs. @OnceMusical!!!  #TonyAwards

Tyler Perry presents Best Revival of a Play.  Winner is... Death of a Salesman!!  #HiScottRudin #TonyAwards

BOB CROWLEY, for @OnceMusical, wins Best Scenic Design of a Musical!!  #TonyAwards

Best Scenic Design of a Musical: any predictions?  #TonyAwards

Porgy and Bess performance now.  Wow, what an exhilerating show!!  #TonyAwards

After 8 Oscars, 11 Grammys, a Drama Desk, & 7 Golden Globes, @AIMenken FINALLY has a Tony!! @Newsies #TonyAwards

Why is Sheryl Crow at the @TonyAwards, you ask?  Because she just wrote the score for "Diner: The Musical"!  #TonyAwards

THIS MEDLEY IS MY FAVORITE PART OF THE NIGHT!  (Ok, 2nd fave after Borle's win) #TonyAwards

And @StarcatcherBway has won again!!  Donyale Werle wins for Scenic Design of a play!! #TonyAwards

During this commercial break the winner of Best Scenic Design of a Play will be announced... #TonyAwards

NPH jumps into @StarcatcherBway scene & says to Borle, "Oh, go back to your series." Counts as a mention of #Smash for #TonysDrinkingGame!

"We lost my dad last week. Like me, he was a life-long fan of the Gershwins. Thank you, Daddy." - Judy Kaye #tearstearstears #TonyAwards

Featured Actress in a Musical GOES TO... Judy Kaye for @NiceWorkBway!! I hope she swings from the chandelier at the Beacon!!! #TonyAwards

James Marsden!  Now I'd like a slice of THAT for dessert.  #TonyAwards

I covet @CameronMAdams' abs #TonyAwards  cc@NiceWorkBway

The next non-televised award is Best Costume Design of a Musical.  And the winner is... GREGG BARNES of @FolliesBroadway!! #TonyAwards

The next non-televised award is Best Costume Design of a Musical.  And the winner is... 

SO MUCH.  RT @Scamandalous Delayed tweet: how much would you have died if Christian Bale had presented @Newsies? #tonyawards

Matt Morrison!  Not sure I dig the 5 o'clock shadow, but you know what? I'm not THAT mad at it.  #TonyAwards

HE WINS!!  CHRISTIAN BORLE WINS THE TONY!!!  I KNEW IT!!!  I'M SO PUMPED!!!!!!! I LOVE HIM!!!!! #StarcatcherBway #TonyAwards

AHhhhhhhhhhh Laughing so hard at @ActuallyNPH hanging upside down behind Angela Lansbury & Ted Chapin!! #TonyAwards

Best Costume Design of a play goes to... No surprise, Paloma Young for @StarcatcherBway!!! #StarStuff #TonyAwards

During this commercial break, the Tony for Best Costume Design of a Play will be announced... who is your pick to win?? #TonyAwards

The legend @BenVereen, one of my all-time faves, introduces an "electrifying" performance by @JoshPaulYoung (hot in blue) & @SuperstarBway!

Mike Nicholls: "There's not a person in this audience who doesn't know what it's like to be a Salesman" #TonyAwards

In his acceptance speech, Mike Nicholls tells of winning a pie-eating contest at the Beacon (when it showed films) when he was a kid!

Best Direction of a Play goes TO... Mike Nicholls for Death of a Salesman @SalesmanBway!! It's his record 6th Tony out of 18 nominations!!

John Tiffany just won for Best Direction of a Musical for @OnceMusical!  It's his Broadway Directorial Debut!! #TonyAwards

John Laroquette presents best Direction Tonys for both Play & Musical!  #TonyAwards

Not shown on TV: @StarcatcherBway just won for Best Sound Design of a Play!  #commercialbreak @TonyAwards

Performance from @GhostBroadway begins with @CaissieLevy singing Unchained Melody... and goes into an original from the show. #TonyAwards

Super sad because this is probably the last time we'll see a live performance from the remarkable revival of @FolliesBroadway #TonyAwards

Bernadette Peters introduces the performance from @FolliesBroadway.  Danny Burstein sings & dances in "Buddy's Blues" #TonyAwards

And Featured Actor in a Musical goes TO... Michael McGraw as Cookie McGee in @NiceWorkBway!! #TonyAwards

And Featured Actor in a Musical goes TO... 

NPH suggests movie/musical mashups, incl. Exorcister Act, Field of Dream Girls, & My Left Footloose #TonyAwards

Winner of the Tony for best sounds design IS... Clive Goodwin for @OnceMusical!! #TonyAwards

Winner of the Tony for best sounds design IS... 

The cast of @Newsies has gotta feel GREAT performing this number, since the show ALREADY won for choreography!! #TonyAwards

NICK JONAS with a buzzed head!  He is the ambassador for Kids Night on Bway and he introduces the @Newsies performance. #TonyAwards

Judith Light: "I am the luckiest girl in New York tonight" #TonyAwards

And the winner of Featured Actress in a Play IS... Judith Light!! #TonyAwards

And the winner of Featured Actress in a Play IS... 

Paul Rudd presenting Featured Actress in a Play. (He comes back to Bway in "Grace" later this year) #TonyAwards

Surprise cameos from Jesse Tyler Ferguson and ANNIE!!  #TonyAwards

"What if all your colleagues were hotties, with impressively flexibly bodies?" #TonyAwards

PATTI LUPONE as a hot housewife with a lawn mower.  My life is somehow strangely complete now  #TonyAwards

SEXY COSTUME CHANGE, @ActuallyNPH!!!  I think that means you need to take a drink, everyone playing the #TonyAwards Drinking Game... 

Neil Patrick Harris doing an awesome job singing & dancing & controlling the weather on the #TonyAwards!!  

How long till #50ShadesofGay is trending??  #TonyAwards @ActuallyNPH

John Lithgow, Phillip Seymor Hoffman in the audience at the #TonyAwards!  Dapper!!

OMG, @ActuallyNPH is a Mormon!!!!! #TonyAwards #Hello

Opening number: Mormons knocking on the dressing room doors of Ricky Martin, M Broderick, C Nixon, JE Jones, & more!!  #TonyAwards


Best Book of a Musical: winner of the Tony is... Enda Walsh, for @OnceMusical!!!!  #TonyAwards

The Tony Award for Best Chroegraphy has been awarded to my pick: Christopher Gattelli for @Newsies!! #TonyAwards

On @NY1onstage, Alice Ripley says "It's all about Brian D'Arcy James' eyebrows. Don't they look great tonight?" #TonyAwards

Martin Lowe has won the Tony for Best Orchestrations for @OnceMusical! #TonyAwards

It isn't on TV yet, but Bernadette Peters just received her special humanitarian award at the #TonyAwards. @BroadwayBarks

Ooooh, @NikkiMJames!!!  Looking hottttt!!!! #TonyAwards

Linda Lavin: "Nicky Silver is not nominated, but he should be. Someday he will be." #preach #TonyAwards

Nina Arianda in strapless black satin.  An homage to her "dominating" role in @VenusInFurBway??

Audra is up for her FIFTH Tony.  Pretty ridiculously awesome.  #TonyAwards

Audra McDonald in royal blue & beautiful flowing hair... I sometimes can't believe she is actually mortal, know what I mean? #TonyAwards

Gavin Creel just announced his participation in a summer tour that "rhymes with Schmook of Schmormon" on the #TonyAwards telecast :-)

Jan Maxwell re: Follies: "My body at my age doing that stuff -- I thought 'Jan, you are too old to be doing this stuff!'" #TonyAwards

Every time I see @JanMaxwellNYC, I think of my twitter bud @jenashtep who is almost violently passionate about everything Maxwell. #staycalm

Congrats to Condola Rashad aka @phloella, who watched her mom Phylicia Rashad at the Tonys as a kid; but is now here for her own nomination!

"It is so thrilling to let the country see what we actually do." -- Diane Paulus #TonyAwards

Nick Jonas is so poised, such a pro. Does it make sense to say he is "old for his age" (in a good way)?  #TonyAwards

First #TonyAwards tears. RT @schrader99 

Used to sit w Mom & Dad on TONY night & dream of making it. Here I am. I know ur watching from above

Norm Lewis: "I've been doing this for over 2 decades. To be recognized this way is awesome. I'm so excited. I feel like a little kid" #Tonys

Tracie Bennett" "If my voice cracks it doesn't matter, since I play Judy Garland at the end of her life" @EndofRainbowBWY #TonyAwards

Douglas Carter Beane (book writer of @LyssieJones) & Tracie Bennett (star of @EndofRainbowBWY) on the red carpet together. #TonyAwards

Bernadette Peters: "I haven't seen @StarcatcherBway yet, but I'm going tomorrow!  Really!" #TonyAwards

Bernadette Peters on walking the red carpet: "It's more fun & easier every time" #TonyAwards

Someone MUST wrote a webvideo called "Bernadette Peters & The Starcatcher," AM I RIGHT?!  #TonyAwards @StarcatcherBway 

Hugh Jackman on the upcoming Houdini musical, in which he will star: "We do our first act read-through in about a week" #TonyAwards

Love that almost all of the commercials on the @NY1OnStage red carpet broadcast are for Broadway Shows!!  #TonyAwards

Josh Groban on the #TonyAwards red carpet, there to introduce @OnceMusical's performance. I wish Josh had shaved. 

Jessica Chastain in a sparkly nude long-sleeve number, Beth Leavel in a one-strap burgundy dress.  So glamorous I might die!!  #TonyAwards

Cynthia Nixon accepts congratulations on her wedding to Christine Marinoni, which happened just 2 wks ago! #TonyAwards

The Keenan-Bolger Twins (not actually twins) are simply GLOWING on that red carpet.  I want to hang out with them! @CeliaKB @KeenanBlogger

"Who are you wearing?" Cristin Milioti: "Jason Woo." @CeliaKB: "Monique Lhuillie." @KeenanBolger: "Gap Kids" #TonyAwards

Jeremy Jordan: "The crazy die-hard @Newsies fans came wanting to hate it... then they'd say 'it totally blew my mind!'" #TonyAwards

Harvey Fierstein: "I have to pinch myself... I'm still as stagestruck as anybody." #TonyAwards @Newsies

Jeremy Jordan is my fave yet on the #TonyAwards red carpet.  So handsome.  He is with @HarveyFierstein talking @Newsies!!

Bernadette Peters in a GORGEOUS strapless purple dress -- eggplant, I'd say -- with hair swept up to show off her beautiful neck #TonyAwards

Congrats to Actors Equity, celebrating their centennial anniversary at tonight's #TonyAwards!!! 

Ron Raines on working with Stephen Sondheim: "He can say a single word that will open up the treasure box" of acting.  #TonyAwards

.@JayneHoudyshell & Ron Raines on the #TonyAwards red carpet, both in black and looking glam! Jayne: "I teared up all week, so sad to close"

Daunting for Michael @Cerveris to take on Che in @evitabroadway? "Yes, of course. We stand on the shoulders of the original." #TonyAwards

The beautiful @elizabetadavis plays an instrument every performance of @OnceMusical that her grandmother gave her at age 12. #TonyAwards

Juan Peron aka Michael @Cerveris is on the carpet. His hairdo is AMAZING!! #kidding #baldjoke #TonyAwards

.@DavidAlanGrier re: having been in @PorgyBessOnBway for a year: "It's fun. It's wonderful. There is no shortcut. A year is not that long"

.@DavidAlanGrier on the #TonyAwards red carpet: "Tonight is so emotional... I won't start drinking heavily till AFTER the performance"

Today would have been Judy Garland's 90th birthday. Cast & crew of @EndofRainbowBWY is hoping that brings them luck at the #TonyAwards!

Caissie Levy & Richard Fleeshman looking beautiful on the #TonyAwards red carpet. @CassieLevy is a vision in blue. cc @GhostBroadway 

Yep! All of Bway is at the #TonyAwards. RT @AmySmllwd Question: What about the actual shows? Does Broadway take the night off? 

.@Chandelier-Beret: "I break character 6 of 8 performances every week, because Christian Borle is so amazing." #TonyAwards @StarcatcherBway

Adam Chander-Berat @ChandelierBeret is in Times Square. Looking at billboards of himself he says "This is a narcissist's dream!" #TonyAwards

Danny Burstein on the #TonyAwards red carpet: "@FolliesBroadway has gotten better every step of the way. It's brilliant, brilliant material"

Danny Burstein of @FolliesBroadway: "I did 16 shows in a row, took a red-eye in, was at rehearsal at 8:30am, & have had 2 hours of sleep"

.@SteveKazee is carrying a snapshot of his mom, who recently passed from cancer, in his pocket on the #TonyAwards red carpet. @OnceMusical 

.@SteveKazee: "I choke back tears almost every night while singing Falling Slowly. It's a melody that will last forever" #TonyAwards 

#TonyAwards red carpet - @SteveKazee looking SMOKIN in his tux. The red carpet is only 7 minutes deep and already the stars are out!!

Josh Young looks HOT on the #TonyAwards red carpet!!! @joshpaulyoung @SuperstarBway 

Alan Menken talking @Newsies on the #TonyAwards red carpet says: "The Tony Award is home"

Crowd has already gathered in @TimesSquareNYC to watch the #TonyAwards on the big screen. Not to late to join them...

Red carpet coverage has begun for the 2012 #TonyAwards!! 

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