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Social Roundup: BroadwayWorld Fans Name Their Favorite Tony Award Performances!

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We asked, and you all answered! With Tony season in full swing, we asked BroadwayWorld readers to let us know which of the countless iconic Tony Award performances over the years is their favorite. We've now gathered some of the most popular answers for you to enjoy and to tide you over until this year's Tony Awards ceremony! Check them all out below!

Neil Patrick Harris's 2013 Opening Number

The 2013 Tony Awards opening number featured host Neil Patrick Harris with cast members from the year's nominated productions, including Kinky Boots, Matilda, and Pippin.
@wyguyrj on Instagram - "Bigger (opening of the 2013 Tonys)"

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 received twelve Tony nominations in 2017, including Best Musical. The original cast included Josh Groban, Denee Benton, Amber Gray, and Lucas Steele.

@k.keever on Instagram - "The Great Comet"

@anatolesfootfetish_ on Instagram - "Great Comet"

@_casspamdra on Instagram - "Great Comet!!"

@__whatsername_ on Instagram - "The Great Comet!"


Hamilton

Hamilton received sixteen Tony nominations in 2016 and won eleven of them, including Best Musical. The original cast included Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs, Christopher Jackson, and Jonathan Groff.

@zach_albuck on Instagram - "Yorktown"

@elizabeth_jones272 on Instagram - "Definitely Hamilton when they did Yorktown"


The Color Purple (2015 Revival)

John Doyle's revival of The Color Purple received four Tony nominations in 2016 and won two of them, including Best Revival of a Musical. The show's cast included Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks, and Jennifer Hudson.

@alexis.paredes13 on Instagram - "hands down, I'm Here from The Color Purple. I rewatch that video all the time"

Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel received twelve Tony nominations in 1990 and won five of them, including Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Michael Jeter. The cast also included David Carroll, Jane Krakowski, Liliane Montevecchi, and Timothy Jerome.


The Book of Mormon's 2012 Opening Number

The Book of Mormon's 2012 Tony opening number came one year after the show was nominated for fourteen Tony Awards. The show won nine of them, including Best Musical. The production's original cast included Andrew Rannells, Josh Gad, and Nikki M. James.

@broadwaybaby628 on Instagram - "Hello from The Book of Mormon"

@pariscabaret_starline on Instagram - "Book of Mormon's Hello"


Gypsy (2003 Revival)

The 2003 revival of Gypsy received four Tony nominations, including Best Revival of a Musical. The production starred Bernadette Peters, John Dossett, and Tammy Blanchard.


In the Heights

In the Heights received thirteen Tony nominations in 2008 at won four of them, including Best Musical. The original cast included Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo, Mandy Gonzalez, Christopher Jackson, and Robin de Jesus.

@alexrichter20 on Instagram - "In the Heights"

@chefmomb on Instagram - "In the Heights"


Mean Girls

Mean Girls received twelve Tony nominations in 2018, including Best Musical. The original cast included Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, Kate Rockwell, and Grey Henson.

@graciebelle_22 on Instagram - "Mean girls"

@kennaspeer24 on Instagram - "Mean girls"

@nandit.arts on Instagram - "mean girls"


Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen received nine Tony nominations in 2017 and won six of them, including Best Musical. The original cast included Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, and Rachel Bay Jones.

@ash.don13 on Instagram - "Waving through a window (2017 Tony Awards)"

@graciebelle_22 on Instagram - "Dear Evan Hansen DEH"

@arielle_kraus on Instagram - "DEH - waving through a window - Ben Platt"


Next to Normal

Next to Normal received eleven Tony nominations in 2009 and won three of them, including Best Score and Best Leading Actress in a Musical for Alice Ripley. The original cast also included J. Robert Spencer, Jennifer Damiano, and Aaron Tveit.

@sweetlittlefawn on Instagram - "Next to Normal"

@zoeodonnell2 on Instagram - "You Don't Know/I Am The One (next to normal)"

@ellen_orris on Instagram - "The Next to Normal performance"


A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder received nine Tony nominations in 2014 and won four of them, including Best Musical. The original cast included Bryce Pinkham, Jefferson Mays, Lauren Worsham, and Lisa O'Hare.

@lizardwizard_1999 on Instagram - "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder!"

@ovenus99 on Instagram - "A gentleman's guide to love and murder"

@morifain on Instagram - "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder"


Waitress

Waitress received four Tony nominations in 2016, including Best Musical. The original cast included Jessie Mueller, Keala Settle, Drew Gehling, Kimiko Glenn, and Christopher Fitzgerald.

@wannabeghostmompantryperson on Instagram - "Jessie Mueller Singing She Used To Be Mine From Waitress"

@playontheatrecompany on Instagram - "Hands down Jessie M. performing "She Used to Be Mine" (perfection)"

@zach_albuck on Instagram - "She Used To Be Mine"


Spring Awakening (2015 Revival)

Deaf West's revival of Spring Awakening received three Tony nominations in 2016, including Best Revival of the Musical. The revival's cast included Austin McKenzie, Daniel N. Durant, Sandra Mae Frank, Ali Stroker, Andy Mientus, and Krysta Rodriguez.

@slertabert on Instagram - "Deaf west spring awakening!"

@sir.h.walsh on Instagram - "Spring Awakening"

@maritummy on Instagram - "Deaf West Spring Awakening"

@laurenbaldwinnn on Instagram - "definitely spring awakening"


The Band's Visit

The Band's Visit received eleven Tony nominations in 2018 and won ten of them, including Best Musical. The original cast included Katrina Lenk, Tony Shaloub, and Ari'el Stachel.

@k.keever on Instagram - "The Band's Visit"

@fschierl89 on Instagram - "Katrina Link singing Omar Sharif last year. Mystifying perfection."


Once on This Island (2017 Revival)

Once on This Island received eight Tony nominations in 2018 and won for Best Revival of a Musical. The revival's cast included Hailey Kilgore, Alex Newell, Isaac Powell, and Lea Salonga.

@_edgood on Instagram - "Once on This Island"

@kendallbway on Instagram - "ONCE ON THIS ISLAND BABY"

@iisaperson123 on Instagram - "Ooti"

@xjdumaine on Instagram - "Once On This Island"

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