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Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish attends the 72nd Tony Awards.

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On the 2018 Tony Awards Red Carpet

Streaming (and bingeing) may now be our preferred mode of entertainment consumption, but the continued allure and relevance of the theatre was undeniable during the 72nd Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Comedians, rockers, TV actors, a former member of Parliament and movie stars assumed roles this year in some of Broadway’s most celebrated productions.

Bruce Springsteen netted an award for his sold-out one-man show Springsteen on Broadway, a melding of his memoir and song oeuvre. Tina Fey’s screen-to-stage adaptation of Mean Girls received 12 nominations. The 82-year-old actress and erstwhile British MP Glenda Jackson grandly walked away with the night’s award for Best Leading Actress in a Play (Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women)—this was her fifth Tony nomination and first winHer cast member, the formidable television and movie actress Laurie Metcalf, took the Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Play. Angels in America’s Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield won awards for Best Featured Actor and Best Leading Actor in a Play, respectively. And the cast of Spongebob Squarepants brought down the house with “I’m Not a Loser,” performed by actor Gavin Lee and written by the titans of American alt rock, They Might Be Giants.

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall

Sara Bareilles (in J. Mendel) and Josh Groban, hosts of the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions.

The show was gamely hosted by singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles and actor/singer Josh Groban. Both have previously been nominated for awards and lost, a disappointment they feted with the night’s opener dedicated to “the people who lose.”

Hailey Kilgore attends the 72nd Annual Tony Awards

Once on This Island star Hailey Kilgore (in Zac Posen) attends the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. Photo by Jenny Anderson/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions.

The event took place at New York’s Radio City Music Hall for the second consecutive year. Stars walked, and twirled on, the red carpet before the show began.

Wayne Coyne and Katy Weaver attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards

The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Katy Weaver attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions.

With a songbook featuring contributions by The Flaming Lips, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, John Legend, Panic! at the Disco and other pop stars, Spongebob Squarepants brought out the musical talent, and had the audience dancing along to “I’m Not a Loser.”

Nominee and Saint Joan actress Condola Rashad (in Carolina Herrera) attends the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions.

Tituss Burgess and Kerry Washington (in Atelier Versace) attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions.

Tiffany Haddish and Michael Kor attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards.

Actress Tiffany Haddish (in Michael Kors) and designer Michael Kors attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions.

Bee Shaffer and Anna Wintour attend the 72

Bee Shaffer (in Alexander McQueen) and Anna Wintour attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions.

Alex Ebert (L) attends the 72nd Annual Tony Awards.

Alex Ebert (L) attends the 72nd Annual Tony Awards.

Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards.

Nominee Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions.

Zac Posen and Tavi Gevinson attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards.

Designer Zac Posen and Tavi Gevinson attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. Photo by Jenny Anderson/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions.

Indya Moore and Joseph Altuzarra attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards.

Indya Moore and designer Joseph Altuzarra attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions.

Katrina Lenk attends the 72nd Annual Tony Awards.

Best Actress in a Musical winner Katrina Lenk attends the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions.

Bruce Springsteen attends the 72nd Annual Tony Awards.

Bruce Springsteen attends the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions.

Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards.

Tina Fey (in Thom Browne) and Jeff Richmond attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions.

Nicolette Robinson and Lamar Odom Jr. attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards

Nicolette Robinson and Leslie Odom Jr. attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions.

Carey Mulligan (in Giambattista Valli) attends the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions.

Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells and Jim Parsons attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. Photo by Jenny Anderson/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions.

 

  • Betty Stockman June 11, 2018, 4:48 pm

    I’m appalled at the crude and vulgar and political venue that the Tony Awards has allowed. This has got to stop. I would ask you as a sponsor to reconsider your sponsorship, as it will determine whether or not I will shop at Nordstrom’s and the Rack! I will encourage my family and friends to do likewise.
    Thank you.

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