(All winners are bolded below).
Tonight’s Tony Awards opened with host James Corden giving a touching tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting.
From there the ‘Hamilton’ cast sang the opening number, introducing Corden the way they introduce Hamilton in the show. (It was perfect).
After a quick monologue with some top notch (if a little tired) Tony jokes, Corden sang “That Could Be Me” about being a child watching the theatre and thinking he could be up on that stage. This included iterations of some of the most infamous Broadway tunes of all time. They also took this time to introduce all the acting nominees for the year, which was awesome to see.
My main squeeze Jake Gyllenhaal presented the first award of the night, Featured Actress in a Play, which went to Jayne Houdyshell for ‘The Humans’.
We got our taste of ‘School of Rock’, which, to be honest, is all I really need of it.
Throughout the night there was stars from the nominated shows outside the theatre to celebrate 70 years of the Tonys (inspired by ‘Hamilton’s’ Ham 4 Ham shows they do Wednesday’s at the Richard Rogers theatre). Any reason to to see Steve Martin and his banjo I’m in.
Next up we had the award for Featured Actress in a Musical which went to Renée Elise Goldsberry for ‘Hamilton’.
Once I was able to see through my tears of happiness for her my eyes got treated to a piece of ‘Shuffle Along’ which looks incredible. I mean can you go wrong with Audra Mcdonald?
The award for Featured Actor in a Musical went to Daveed Diggs for ‘Hamilton’ (OF COURSE, HE IS THAT SHOW).
The award for Best Score went to Lin-Manuel Miranda for ‘Hamilton’. He wrote his wife a sonnet for his acceptance speech because that is how he do.
We then got a snippet of ‘She Loves Me’, and now my main life goal is to have Jane Krakowski’s flexibility (GET IT GIRL).
Directon of a Play went to Ivo Van Hove for ‘A View from the Bridge’, while Direction of a Musical went to Thomas Kail for ‘Hamilton’.
Then we had a performance from ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, which was what you would expect from Fiddler.
Featured Actor in a Play went to Reed Birney for ‘The Humans’.
Then we got to a ‘Bright Star’ performance YAY STEVE.
One of my favourite bits tonight was when James Corden pointed out all the current and past Tony Award winners and nominees who have been on Law and Order.
Next up we got a look at ‘The Color Purple’, of course with Oprah Winfrey welcoming them to the stage.
Leading Actress in a Play went to Jessica Lange for ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ (yas kweeeen).
We then got to see a piece of ‘On Your Feet’ (and we were assured all the cast has papers, in case Trump was wondering).
The award for Leading Actor in a Play went to Frank Langella for ‘The Father’.
Then we got to see the beautiful ‘Spring Awakening’, with sign language as per this rendition (it’s beautiful and so unique).
Best Revival of a Play went to Arthur Miller’s ‘A View from the Bridge’.
Barack and Michelle Obama then introduced the moment we have all been waiting for. ‘HAMILTON’!!! (Spoiler: It was fucking perfect).
Best Play went to The Humans.
And our last Musical nom of the night was ‘Waitress’, intro’d by Keri Russell.
Corden then introduced some new upcoming plays based on the current election. Glenn Close as Hillary? Always, please.
We got a tribute to ‘Chicago’, the longest running American musical of all time. This seamlessly went into the Best Revival of a Musical, which went to ‘The Color Purple’ (extra cute with Uzo Aduba presenting the award and her co-star from Orange is the New Black, Danielle Brooks, being in the cast).
We then had the in memoriam, or as they call it ‘one last curtain call’. With Seasons of Love being played by string instruments, it was beautiful.
Leading Actor in a Musical went to Leslie Odom Jr. for ‘Hamilton’ and his portrayal of Aaron Burr. I cannot get over Lin-Manuel Miranda’s proud father look as his co-stars were up there accepting their awards.
Leading Actress in a Musical went to Cynthia Erivo for ‘The Color Purple’ (and her Broadway debut).
Finally, Barbra Streisand presented the award for Best Musical which, of course, went to HAMILTON.
The cast then sung out the show with The Schuyler Sisters (yassss).
What a beautiful night. Just a note: ‘Hamilton’ had the most Tony nominations for a show ever, but fell one win short of tying ‘The Producers’ for most wins of all time.