I think it goes without saying: the Tony Awards is the most entertaining awards show to watch these days. Last night was no exception. I had the pleasure of watching the show with friends at the beautiful Winspear Opera house last evening, which was simply grand.
There were many wins I was happy to witness, especially since I had the pleasure of seeing Clybourne Park, and Porgy and Bess (got to meet Audra, Norm and the rest of the cast, too) when I was in NYC just a few weeks ago. I also had the opportunity to see the uh-mazing James Corden in One Man, Two Guv’nors at the National Theatre (during a live feed from London at the Magnolia Theater here about a year ago). And, though I didn’t get to catch Venus in Fur, I have been hearing non-stop how wonderful Nina Arianda is in the show. Jeff Croiter, our lighting designer for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at DTC, won the Tony for best lighting design of a play for his work in Peter and the Star Catcher as well. Such a happy, happy night.
All in all, watching the Tony’s only had me thinking to myself (once again): “Gee…I sure am happy to have THIS life.”
Tony’s 2012 Opening Number