Social Roundup: BroadwayWorld Fans Name Their Favorite Tony Award Performances!
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 legendary performance by @ActuallyNPH has to be my favourite (ik, basic)- reid ? (@reidkalaw) May 14, 2019
Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
@k.keever on Instagram - "The Great Comet"
@anatolesfootfetish_ on Instagram - "Great Comet"
@_casspamdra on Instagram - "Great Comet!!"
@__whatsername_ on Instagram - "The Great Comet!"
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.
Definitely James Cordens opening number and the cast of hamilton preforming The Battle Of Yorktown!!??- Naoise White (@naoisewhite) May 14, 2019
@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.
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.
The Book of Mormon cold opening when James Earl Jones opened his door and had a picture of Darth Vader in his hand.- Davann (@Dvann562) May 14, 2019
Gypsy (2003 Revival)
Bernadette Peters. Rose's Turn. What do I win, because this is the only correct answer.- Kate Donnelly (@kateedonnelly) May 14, 2019
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.
@graciebelle_22 on Instagram - "Mean girls"
@kennaspeer24 on Instagram - "Mean girls"
@nandit.arts on Instagram - "mean girls"
Dear Evan Hansen
@ash.don13 on Instagram - "Waving through a window (2017 Tony Awards)"
@graciebelle_22 on Instagram - "Dear Evan Hansen DEH"
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"
@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
@k.keever on Instagram - "The Band's Visit"
Once on This Island (2017 Revival)
@_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"