Alex goes to the Tony Awards 2015: The Highlights

Alex goes to the Tony Awards 2015: The Highlights

Our Tony’s Experience

Every year, for as long as I can remember, Tonys Sunday has been my ‘once-a-year-day’. I would get the TV to myself for the whole day to prep with a musical theatre marathon and my family would be forced given the opportunity to watch the best of broadway on broadcast television. It was such a fantastical experience so far removed from real life to me that it did not occur to me well into adulthood that you could actually purchase tickets and attend as a fan.

Going to the Tony’s was at the top of bucket list. It completely lived up to my expectations. Here are a few photos from the trip…

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Pre-Tony’s Pre-Game.

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Preparing the real star of the show: The Tuxedo. Calin gets ready to watch his first Tony Awards!

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The Tony Awards red carpet covered 50th St, and all non-red carpet-walking attendees entered on 51st street. Doors opened at 5:45, and we were told to be in our seats by 7:00 pm. In the lobby, champagne was the only option and we were told we could bring it in, but to hide it for the camera.

I was excited all afternoon, but the moment it really sunk it was when the usher let me peek through the door window, where we'd be sitting. Seeing just how incredible our view would be and the set for the first time - well that's when I lost it for the first time. This photo is taken though that window.

I was excited all afternoon, but the moment it really sunk it was when the usher let me peek through the door window, where we’d be sitting. Seeing just how incredible our view would be and the set for the first time – well that’s when I lost it for the first time. This photo is taken though that window.

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First row, balcony, in Radio City Music Hall. We had the best view of the stage, and could peak over the edge to watch the ballet of seat-fillers, celebrities, and nominees.

 

 

Remarkable wins:

  • Fun Home’s Book Writer Lisa Kron, and its Composer/Lyricists Lisa Kron & Jeanine Tesori won (not to mention they won BEST MUSICAL) – this is huge for so many reasons. First, a musical about a lesbian cartoonist’s family retrospective about her closeted and ultimately suicidal father won the Tony for best musical. Second, it was the first in history to be created by a completely female creative team – original source material, composer, lyricist, book writer… it also features four female performances (all of which were nominated). Huge.
  • Alex Sharp (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime) won for Best Leading Actor in Play, and must be one of the most decorated actors ever for one role in one year – especially special considering he graduated one year ago from Juilliard.
  • Kelli O’Hara won for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for The King and I – a role which has never failed to win a Tony for it’s leading lady on Broadway – to finally break her losing streak. 2015 was her 6th nomination and first win.

 

BEST SPEECHES

 

 

BEST PERFORMANCES

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Special Shout Out to this guy: Who slept and sweated through the majority of the show, but LOVED Chita Rivera.

About Alex Kingcott

Alex Kingcott is the President of Shareworthy Content Lab. Shareworthy helps companies establish themselves as mini-media empires by creating online content and conversations that are credible, valuable and share-able. Follow @AlexKGT for more.