The 68th Annual Tony Awards took place on Sunday 8th with some definite standout moments, and with Hugh Jackman hosting the ceremonies for the fourth time, we were in for some entertaining times. While the opening number was fun, many were hoping this year’s opening might be bigger, so much bigger (credit if you get the reference!). There was also criticism on how Hugh hardly had any screen time, despite being the host. However, an award record was set, when Audra McDonald won her SIXTH Tony Award! And fun was still on the menu.
While the ceremony was a bit of a let down (we can’t entirely blame Hugh – the writers and creative team let him down badly), we did get some awesome moments and outstanding performances. Moments included Hugh Jackman rapping with T.I. and LL Cool J, Hugh dancing with each nominee in the Best Leading Actress in a Musical category, and Jefferson Mays’ quick-change act. The best performance of the night was, of course, Neil Patrick Harris’ and the cast of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Other outstanding performances included Jessie Mueller’s number from Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, and the performance from the cast of After Midnight.
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