Broadway’s biggest night did not fail to impress. First, can we talk about Neil Patrick Harris (NPH)?!
No only did he look great, but he was a phenomenal host. NPH brought the opening number to a new level. It featured all of the nominated numbers and several award winners that are still running today. I also loved a bit he did where he combined the names of musicals and plays in order to create “playcicals.” It was hysterical. google it.
I have to say that I have a special place in my heart for Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Seeing the number from the revival with a sea of rainbow dresses dancing the night away at the ball warmed my heart. But on to the fashion…
There were very few looks that I didn’t enjoy. Only two stood out to me as not the best choice.
1. Judith Light wore a Zac Posen gown that would have been lovely except for the incomplete sleeves on the bodice. They had a robot/armor look to them with wide shoulders and were open in for lack of a better term, the arm pit…not my favorite.
2. Scarlett Johansson looks like she is ready for a nice dinner or a night on the town, not the Tony’s. This is a formal event and she should have had on a ball gown. I felt like it was almost disrespectful to importance of the event.
And then there were the looks that I couldn’t get enough of…
Audra McDonald looked stunning in her black and white David Meister gown – her side-swept hair was the perfect accent to this dress.
Jane Krakowski wore a sequin filled metallic Escada gown. I loved the mixed metals and the solid belt. Her dramatic eye makeup was such a contrast to the light silver gown, but it really completed the look and prevented her from looking washed out.
I have to take a moment to mourn the cancellation of SMASH. The cast was so talented and the music was incredible and I, for one, will desperately miss this show. Bringing broadway to evening TV was so much fun and I am sad to see it gone after only 2 seasons. Speaking of Smash, they did a great number at the Tony’s about broadway actors who were a part of TV shows that were cancelled. It was so funny and a slightly inappropriate at times. Megan Hilty, one of the stars of Smash, looked great in her cream/nude gown (I have to admit it was a risk to wear a sheer skirt) and her hair looked so pretty pulled up and away from her face so that the audience could focus on her voice.
However, all of that being said, my best dressed for the night was Anna Kendrick.
She killed it in a Donna Karan Atelier navy and black gown. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. Navy blue and black is one of my ALL TIME favorite color combinations. This dress was young and fun and totally elegant all at the same time.
With that, awards season draws to a close until the Emmy Awards in fall, such a shame.