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On the Red Carpet at the 2016 Tony Awards with Nordstrom

Although tragedy tinged the 70th annual Tony Awards, nominees, guests and presenters showed undaunted joy and unity during the night’s celebration of art and community, dedicated to the victims in Orlando. Host James Corden opened the show with a musical number that referenced theater’s appeal to kids “of every color, class and race and face and shape and size. To boys and girls and transgenders, too. To every Broadway would-be.”


The night’s host, James Corden, and Julia Carey. Photo: Getty Images for Nordstrom


Jalene Goodwin and Daveed Diggs, who won for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, for Hamilton. Photo: Getty Images for Nordstrom

Hamilton won 11 Tony Awards in an expected rout. The musical, based on founding father Alexander Hamilton’s contributions in establishing American democratic politics, was a deserving recipient of praise from presenters Barack and Michelle Obama, Common and Barbra Streisand, who returned to the Tony stage for the first time since 1970. These distinguished appearances and the content of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s sweepingly inventive musical were reminders of the importance of art in American culture, theater’s significance to the LGBT community and the heritage of a country experienced in strife but built on the inclusiveness of its people.

Nordstrom, an official red-carpet sponsor of the night, set up a photo booth on the red carpet at the Beacon Theatre, inviting attendees to get goofy. Celebrities like Lupita Nyong’o, Allison Williams and Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of Hamilton, willingly mugged for our camera.


Actress Uzo Aduba and guest. Photo: Getty Images for Nordstrom


Public School designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow with actress Allison Williams. Photo: Getty Images for Nordstrom


Vanessa Nadal and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Photo: Getty Images for Nordstrom

Miranda won awards for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical for Hamilton‘s clever lyrics and story. He recited a sonnet on stage for the victims in Orlando. His words culminated in, “Now fill the world with music, love and pride.”


Designer Zac Posen, who manned Nordstrom’s Snapchat account for the evening, and model Jourdan Dunne in one of his designs. Photo: Getty Images for Nordstrom


Actress Lupita Nyong’o and guest. Photo: Getty Images for Nordstrom


Model Karolína Kurková. Photo: Getty Images for Nordstrom


Actresses Danai Gurira and Zainab Jah. Photo: Getty Images for Nordstrom

Guests took liberties with fashion, branching out into vibrant styles and patterns. Canary, marigold and other shades of cheery yellow were popular on a bevy of Broadway actresses.

Cate Blanchett, Cynthia Erivo, Jessica Lange, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and more in some of our favorite looks of the night.

SHOP: eveningwear

The Nordstrom Accessories Suite


Designer Fashion Director Jeffrey Kalinsky helped dress stars in our Nordstrom Accessories Suite. A fun clutch and dazzling shoes polished the party-ready looks. Now you can shop the styles worn by stars and selected by Kalinsky in stores and online.


SHOP: clutches and evening bags

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SHOP: party and evening shoes

—Britt Olson