We laughed! We cried! We audibly gasped on the sight of Vanessa Carlton! Hosted by a totally dedicated James Corden, Sunday’s Tony Awards broadcast was actually a present unto us all.
The three-hour occasion was precisely what the Tonys ought to at all times be: a joyous celebration of musical theatre and the inspiring, various neighborhood that makes Broadway occur. And this 12 months’s ceremony gave us no scarcity of uplifting moments, from Ali Stroker’s lovely phrases for theatrical hopefuls coping with disabilities to Andre De Shields’ long-overdue Tony recognition — although we have now a sense that Baltimore was already a lot happy with its “native son.”
Sunday’s ceremony additionally gave us loads of these splendidly over-the-top moments that at all times make the Tonys a lot enjoyable, together with our private favourite: the beginnings of a brawl between Audra McDonald and Laura Linney. (She could not have began the struggle, however McDonald was able to end it.)
And whereas this gallery is technically a set of the Tony Awards’ “finest and worst” moments, we needed to stretch actual arduous to search out something to incorporate within the latter class. Even at its “worst,” Sunday’s telecast was higher than most award exhibits, let’s be trustworthy.
Browse our gallery of memorable Tony moments — you may click on right here for direct entry — then drop a remark with your personal additions under.