Last night was one of my favorite television nights of the year- the Tony Awards were on! I love watching the musical numbers from this year’s nominees, making my guesses on who will win (I totally called PIPPIN!), and getting my theatre fix straight from the Broadway stage.
Today, we have to congratulate someone you may remember from the Lyric stage- Billy Porter. He starred in SWEET CHARITY last summer, and directed ALTAR BOYZ two years ago. Last night, he won the Tony for Best Actor in a Musical. We’re oh so proud! Take a look at him strutting his stuff during the song from KINKY BOOTS.
If you watched closely, you also spotted some other wonderful Lyric talent- Sasha Hutchings, who has been seen in A CHORUS LINE and RAGTIME, danced during the opening number and MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL’s musical number. It was a pretty spectaucular opening number- check it out.
We’re surrounded by all sorts of talent here at Lyric! What was your favorite moment of the Tony Awards?