Don’t get me wrong, I’m always excited to see Caissie Levy whenever and wherever, and this performance really shows off her AH-MAZING voice. But I am very confused. Who is that third guy? ALSO, this direction? Seriously not impressed. I’ve seen better direction in my college directing class. Anyway.
John Larroquette is giving the award for Best Direction awards. If you’ve followed me since last year, you know I always go with female directors and I had several to pick from this year! Best Direction Musical goes to John Tiffany for Once. Best Direction Play goes to Mike Nichols for Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
What is Ben Vereen doing next season? He’s introducing the performance for Jesus Christ SuperStar. That performance was ELECTRIC. Jesus Christ Super Star has never been one of my favorite shows, but that performance convinced me
Amanda Seyfried presents for Best Actor in a Featured Role Musical . Honestly, I’m not surprised that Cerveris didn’t win. I AM surprised that Michael McGrath won. Apparently the Tony voters are going for the long shot underdogs. Sigh.
HOT DAMN. Bernadette Peter looks hot in that gown. She’s introducing the number from Follies. Granted, I don’t know much about Follies, but I’m not crazy about this number.
Book of Mormon. I love you. This musical will change your life.
I’ll be honest, I was a little confused when I saw that Mormon was performing, but I am totally on board.
50 Shades of Gay? I AM DYING. SO FUNNY.
What if life were more like theatre? I would be one of those mysterious people in black.
Between Patti LuPone and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, I loved every second of that opening number.
FIRST AWARD! Paul Rudd presents for Actress in a Featured Role Play. If Celia doesn’t win, I will be angry. Very, very angry. It goes to Judith Light. I’m sure Judith is a lovely person, but Celia owns this category.
Nick Jonas introduces the performance of Newsies! Can we talk about how great this choreography is? I get chills. SO GOOD.