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…
— Alex Kingcott (@AlexKGT) June 7, 2015
— Alex Kingcott (@AlexKGT) June 8, 2015
- 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.
— Playbill (@playbill) June 8, 2015