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The Tony Awards – Christian, Corden, Kazee and Cruise Ships

June 19, 2012

The Tony Awards – the musical theatre lovers equivalent of the Super Bowl.
Neil Patrick Harris hosted the evening with the effortless charm and wit we have come to expect. There are not many entertainers with such mass appeal that can be an Everyman’s man and blur the divide in America. Basically, people think he should host everything and I’m inclined to agree.

Couple NPH with Christian Borle and I am glued to the screen. After watching him in ‘Legally Blonde’ as Elle Woods’ right-hand man in the classroom and potential love interest outside of it, I was a little obsessed. He ultimately became my favourite character on ‘Smash’ and won the Tony last night for ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ which has been added to my epic list of ‘reasons to get back to New York’.

If you want me to cry, just make an emotional, heartfelt speech about your mother dying (Steve Kazee) or play the Les Miserables commercial. Seriously, I hope it’s as beautiful as we have been led to believe.

The cast of ‘Hairspray’ on Royal Caribbean controversially performed live from a cruise ship. To be honest, despite the obviously empty seats in the audience, I thought they did a great job and felt entertained.

James Corden made us Brits proud, humbly and adorably receiving the award for Best Actor in his hilarious one man farce, ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’.

The highlight for me was, of course, the choreography in ‘Evita’ and ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’. I literally wanted to jump onto the stage and dance with them.

So there it is, another year of Broadway’s best. Now I just need a spare $1000 to see all these amazing shows!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. California Triple-Threat permalink
    June 19, 2012 3:57 pm

    Along with Steve Kazee, I’d like to add Audra McDonald’s speech to the list of things that made me tear-up… And can we talk about Newsies’ performance? I may or may not have watched their number over and over and over and over…..

  2. The British Dancer permalink
    June 19, 2012 4:03 pm

    On the night of the Tony’s I missed the beginning because I was in a show. However, the next day I watched the Newsies segment and the opening number on You Tube. Newsies was insanely good, those guys are just incredible! And, yes, I watched it 3 times!

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