The little girl is amazing. She obviously possesses an understanding of humanity that exceeds her years. Her performance was raw… profound… moving…
I also loved the camera shots with Beth Malone (Alison) sitting behind Sydney (small Alison) and the final shot of Michael Cerveris (Bruce, father). Very nicely done.
2.) Kelly O’Hara dancing off the stage
It’s all over Twitter. I suppose I would be dancing too, if it took me six Tony nominations to finally win a Tony. She waited a long time to make that exit.
3.) Alan Cumming’s shorts. A bold, yet effective fashion choice.
4.) Banter between Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming.
I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t a big opening number, such as the enthralling 2013 opening number performed by Neil Patrick Harris, but I did enjoy the comical exchanges between the two co-hosts and I definitely appreciated their comedic approach to hosting. They had great chemistry and were fun to watch, like a flashback to when they played Rooster and Lily in the 1999 Annie movie.
5.) Lisa Howard’s performance (from It Shoulda Been You with Tyne Daly)
Having seen her live, I knew she would knock this out of the park. She was fierce, and yes, she sang “like a big black woman”. If anything or anyone can help this show sell more tickets, it’s this performance. I hope Tony viewers feel the same as I do because I want this show to be around for a long time!
6.) Fun Home Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori win for Best Book and Best Score.
In all of Broadway history, Fun Home is the first musical with an all-female writing team to win Best Book and Best Score categories. In other words, we witnessed Fun Home making history tonight!
7.) Chita Rivera performing Kander & Ebb’s final musical at the young age of 82 years. An inspirational sight to see. What were your favorite Tony moments????