Another year, another Broadway season behind us.
Obviously I watched the Tonys last night and loved every second of it.
Audra made history! Well deserved history! Audra, you DESERVE every single one of those 6 Tonys, you fantastic, talented, and funny woman! Yes, I loved every moment of the Tonys!
…I mean the LL Cool J/TI/Hugh Jackman Music Man rap was a little weird but… I’ll take it.
Even while being too broke to see this season’s works of magic (Side note: The only show I have even seen from this season was Big Fish, which though it is still part of my everyday happiness, was completely disregarded by the Tony committee. Sigh.), I correctly predicted most of the awards for the night.
This includes that I did predict that Jason Robert Brown would win for Score and Orchestrations for Bridges of Madison County, which sadly also closed too soon. I could stand on my soapbox and say how disappointed I am that the Bridges cast did not get to perform, but Rocky did, with no powerful vocals to back it up. Sting did, but his show isn’t even on Broadway yet. Jennifer Hudson performed a song from a show that will hit Broadway, but she will never sing it. And Bridges? Nothing. So sad. Jason Robert Brown’s music knows how to make your heart soar and crash, flutter and fall, break and beat, and all in the span of one show. I could stand on my soapbox and say all of that, but I won’t.
SO ANYWAY. Since I have been working on Dracula every single night for the past few weeks, and we opened on Friday, I was beat on Sunday after our 2pm show, and I didn’t want to do anything big for the Tonys. So I grabbed some Ben & Jerry’s and headed home to cuddle with Karamel Sutra to watch the awards. Totally relaxed, totally chill, just a girl and her ice cream.
While the Tonys were occurring, Rachel and I were texting about the performances and the glitz and the glamour and the very fine looking men of the Broadway community.
Gay or straight, I don’t care, they’re all beautiful and talented and magical, and so I love them.
Check out this Buzzfeed list of all the Broadway hotness, both male and female, to see what we’re talking about.
I’m sad that fabulous, friendly, and awesome Vlogging Pippin replacement Kyle Dean Massey isn’t on this list, but I guess Pippin isn’t really “On Season.”
10+ for Ramin Karimloo, who had his adorable children in tow for the awards ceremony. Can we give his kids a Tony for “Ultimate Cuteness in Children”? Great, let’s.
Another 10+ for Santino Fontana, who is not only in Act One currently, but recently was also a true prince in Cinderella last season, voiced Hans in Frozen, and can be seen on “Submissions Only” as Aaron, the boyfriend we all want to have.
Then the cast of Bullets Over Broadway came out in their suits and started tapping. And that’s when Rachel and I got all super crazy.
I love tap numbers.
I cannot tap.
I will never be able to tap. My feet don’t move that quickly or with such coordination. My muscles just won’t allow it.
So instead, I watch all tap performances with awe. I also fan girl over tap numbers and often smack those who are seated next to me (See: The time I saw Newsies and Big Fish).
I haven’t seen that many shows, so I can’t say I know all of the best tap numbers, but here are just a few for you all to fawn over with me.
Until next year, Tony Awards, I bid you adieu, and I look forward to seeing what the new season holds!
May you all have sweet dreams of fanciful Broadway numbers, their gorgeous casts, and the scenes that captivate our hearts and minds.
Or if your Rachel and me, just the gorgeous cast part, apparently.