REVIEW: The 2013 Tony Awards

This year’s silver screen awards may be but a faint memory, but the Tony Awards last Sunday set the bar high for next year’s awards season.

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The Red Carpet Standing Ovations at the Tony Awards:

  • Judith Light was stunning in an ivory satin gown by Zac Posen. It is a classic silhouette with that is modernized with cut outs, which is very hot this summer.
  • Patina Miller, winner of the Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her role in Pippen, was stunning in a sheer floral. Not often does a floral pattern work on the red carpet, but this Zac Posen gown is a dream on her.
  • Jerry Mitchell, Tony Award winner for Best Choreography for his work on Kinky Boots, flipped the red carpet look on its head. A red satin bow tie would have even stood out at a typical red carpet event. He took it one step further with a red satin jacket and a black bow tie. A look appropriate and fabulous for the Tony Awards.

Amazing acceptance speeches: These talented artists know how to say “thank you” without a doubt. You might want to grab some tissues. Click on the names of the winners below to check out their acceptance speech.

  • Cicely Tyson – Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (I actually loved her dress, even though it seems that many folks online disagree. It wouldn’t work everywhere, but the Tony’s is one place you can push the envelope and wear something a bit more couture.)
  • Bobby Porter - Best Actor in a Musical
  • Cyndi Lauper – She is amazing in general, but I adored her performance for the In Memoriam segment and her acceptance speech winning Best Score for Kinky Boots.

Performances: Costumes. Dancing. Singing. How could it be better? (Oh, and they’re not faking any of it.)

  • Neil Patrick Harris was amazing again this year. he reminded us that he can sing, dance, and make us laugh. The opening number was outstanding and the “Neil and Friends” performance made me laugh so hard.
  • Is there any “villain” role that Jane Lynch can’t perfect? Her “Little Girls” rendition as Annie’s Miss Hannigan was outstanding.
  • The entire cast of “A Christmas Story” was great in their performance of “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out,” but the young tap dancer stole the performance.
  • Want to get up and dance? Check out the cast of “Motown” performing a medley from their show.

Best part of the show. I loved how the winners were complimentary of their colleagues, showed appreciation for the theater community, and thanked family members for unconditional love and support in pursuing their dreams. I also enjoyed seeing that the love between Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson seemed as strong as ever as they enjoyed the show. I’m not a fan of Tom’s moustache, but I’ll let that go. He is Tom Hanks after all.

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  1. Jen Wood - June 13, 2013

    Reader Mel Larch is right. I did forget one amazing acceptance speech on this list. Get your tissues ready…. Tracy Letts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR_p4X24KII

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