7 Tony Awards Moments You'll Be Talking About in the Morning
By Stacy Lambe
On Sunday, the 69th annual Tony Awards were presented on CBS
and there were plenty of outstanding moments -- congrats, Fun Home on winning Best Musical!!! -- as Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth
and a plethora of theater’s biggest stars handed out awards for the best on
Helen Mirren for EGOT
(and that Bradley Cooper gay joke)!!!
Despite a hilarious intro about Bradley Cooper’s supposed
sex life with both Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming -- the co-hosts both teased
about spreading the rumor -- the actor was all business as he awarded Helen Mirren
with the Tony Award for Lead Actress in a Play. The award -- her first Tony, by
the way -- moved the Dame one step closer to an EGOT.
Anna Chlumsky and
Debra Messing’s would be Whitney/Mariah moment!
Listen: when it comes to an awards show you just do not wear
a matching outfit as another actor. We saw what happened when Mariah Carey and
Whitney Houston did it at the MTV Video Music Awards. Though planned, it was
clearly a demonstration of “don’t f--- with me, sister.” And then Anna Chlumsky
and Debra Messing did the same thing when they both walked out in similar
purple -- mauve? -- gowns. Oops! Too bad they didn’t address it head on.
John Cameron Mitchell
for the win!
In a weird twist of fate, the co-creator of Hedwig and the
Angry Inch, John Cameron Mitchell, was not eligible for a Tony Award last year
when the Broadway debut of the show was up for Best Revival. Since then, the
star himself has reprised the role of the East German transgender rocker -- following
Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, and Michael C. Hall -- in a return to the
role that he once played Off Broadway and later in the film adaptation. He has
finally recognized this year with a Special Tony Award.
acceptance speech from your iPhone is the new pulling your acceptance speech
from your pocket.”
Ruthie Ann Miles did it while accepting her award for Best
Featured Actress in a Musical for The
King and I, and despite getting played off, she worked every moment of her
Kendall Jenner was
Somewhere in the crowd the reality star/model made her place
at the awards show. Sure, like, why not? Right?!
Remember when NBC revived Neverland for the live production
of Peter Pan Live? Yeah, well CBS tried to do the same with a performance by
Kelsey Grammer (as Captain Hook) and Matthew Morrison (as J. M. Barrie, the
author of the beloved childhood story). Needless to say, everyone was
distracted by the comparisons of the two. Allison Williams did it better!
Someone had to have one!!! It’s the modern era of the
internet after all.