The Tony Awards 2009

I watched the Tony Awards last night.  It’s the first time I’ve watched them in forever. It was great to see Elton John and Liza Minelli both preform.  They were both in the opening number briefly.  Liza actually won another Tony for Liza’s At the Palace. She still looks great!

Elton didn’t win for Billy Elliot’s music, but Billy Elliot did win for Best Actor in a Musical and Best Musical.  The lead in Billy Elliot is played by three boys, so they made history by all winning for Best Actor.

Hair won for Best Revival of a Musical.

I thought the Shrek number was hilarious.  Very clever costumes!

And kudos to Constantine Maroulis (American Idol) for being nominated for Rock of Ages.

Neil Patrick Harris was the host.  Why?  I have no idea.  You didn’t even see him that much although he did close the show with a song.

Alice Ripley won Best Actress in a musical for Next to Normal, and it was this performance that I was most impressed with.

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