The Best and Worst of the Tony Awards Red Carpet
It may have been Hamilton‘s night to clean up–11 awards won out of their record-breaking number of nominations. But the red carpet was far more egalitarian about having room for all types, both musical theater people and serious drama actors.
This being the theater awards, most of them didn’t list who they were wearing. (Sorry guys.) But that doesn’t mean we can poke at how they looked anyway.
There’s nothing A list folks love more than going downtown and slumming it with the poor. They pull up in designer duds and gawk at the stage actors doing the red carpet walk.
Take Lupita Nyong’o, her style is loaded, ut oh, but little does she know that the Top Ten contain both Angelica, Eliza, two ladies who know how to get us to all say
Work Work, etc.
Note that Renee Goldsberry changed her dress after winning and wore a yellow Oscar De La Renta for the rest of the evening.
Phillipa Soo and Steven Pasquale looked so good, they’ve been pulled up from the couples section to the Top Ten.
No, I didn’t forget Peggy. Jasmine Cephas Jones didn’t walk the red carpet. I suppose she wanted to avoid the “AND PEGGYS!”
In non Hamilton Top Ten Looks: Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Cate Blanchett in something that no one should be able to pull, and looking smashing, as usual.
One of the few to beat Hamilton this evening, Cynthia Erivo, who won Best Actress for The Color Purple is also wearing something that inexplicably works, and i think could only be pulled off be her.
Patina Miller, long time Broadway vet, and now on Madame Secretary.
Nikki M. James, who starred in The Book of Mormon.
Why yes, we *are* going in color order. So many red carpet goers fear color, but not the theater crowd. Even Lucy Lui went from safety black gowns to this soft butter yellow.
Sophie Okonedo, fresh off walking away with The Hollow Crown on the BBC, and wearing all the color to boot.
Jane Krakowski looking bright and fresh
Laura Michelle Kelly is in Finding Neverland. Can’t you tell?
Thalia is here, because there was a Red Carpet and she’s got an album coming out to promote. At least she added value to the carpet.
I love the color on Uzo Adubo, but not the hem length.
Meghan Hilty, still playing on people’s memories of Smash.
Glee actress Ali Stroker, reminding everyone that all kinds should be able to walk, or roll, the red carpet.
Adrienne Warren from Shuffle Along.
Bee Shaffer, announcing who she would like to win Best Actor.
If you’re wondering why Anna Wintour and Bee are matchy matchy, it’s because they are mother and daughter.
And rounding out the Honorable Mentions: Claire Danes.
Common, walking away with the award for Sharp Dressed Man.
Groff, here to gracefully lose to his costars in Best Supporting actor.
Brandon Victor Dixon, showing off a Church Outfit in the wild.
Questlove, sans drumkit, and looking like he wish he had a drum stick so he had something to do with his hands.
Zachary Levi rounds out our best of the solo men.
I love the sleeve on Daveed Digg’s jacket. LOVE.
Jealous Part 1: Vanessa Nadal and Lin-Manuel Miranda
Almost Jealous Part 2: Nicolette Robinson and Leslie Odom Jr. But then I saw Odom wasn’t wearing socks.
NPH shaved his head for a role, but I still don’t have to like it.
Zac Posen forgot this wasn’t the CFDA awards and showed up with a date wearing his creation.
I like Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s husband’s outfit better. Good job, Justin Mikita.
This was one of several suits James Cordon wore over the course of the show. Unfortunately, it’s also the one that makes him look most like a busboy, even if it did complement wife Julia Carey’s dress.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Close.
Jealous part three: Christopher and Victoria Jackson.
Ok, Blair Underwood, but that’s a little too matchy-matchy to the wife.
James Earl Jones and his wife.
Angela Christian and Hamilton musical director Thomas Kail.
Bobby Cannavale has that look of an actor who knows everyone hates his new HBO show, but they are too polite to say anything. Rose Byrne does too, but more out of sympathy.
Allison Williams has about two extra yards of fabric stuffed into this outfit which she doesn’t need.
Busy Philipps, in the cheaper, printed version of Jane Krakowski’s dress.
Carole King doesn’t care what you think. She needs to walk without tripping damn it.
Diane Lane in a magic eye zebra pattern.
Jenna Ushkowitz in four different dresses that were accidentally sewn together.
Jessica Lange in spangly blue table bunting.
Karolina Kurkova, and other models like her, are invited to spice up the red Carpet. She is failing at her job on every level.
It’s the armpit holes on Keri Rssell’s dress that upset me the most. That and the slit all the way up that looks like she ran out of buttons. NOPE.