Liveblogging the Tonys
8:06 Emperor Palpatine just won a Tony for leading actor in a play!
8:07 Rogue and Dracula are presenting the award for leading actress.
And the winner is.....the Giant Headmistress from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Lacey from Cagney and Lacey lost :)
8:17 Best choreography. Lillith is one the pressenters and she is nervous.
Kathleen Marshall wins her second Tony. It's like the best costume award at the Oscars!
8:20 Nurse Hathaway from ER!
Best director is....who??
You realize the Tonys don't get the hype the Oscars do. The audience for Broadway is much more limited than the audience for movies. The Broadway audience is limited to people who live in New York and tourists. Whereas movies are released in cinemas nationwide and eventually make it on to DVD thus a wider audience.
8:22 Now we have a skit with award show drinking games. Is this an advert to get people to buy soundtrack albums??
8:33 The girl from Six Feet Under and Phoebe's boyfriend. What is best book of a musical? I thought the Color Purple bombed, yet it still gets a nomination? (I haven't really paid attention to the world of theater since I left college.) I guess it's like the 70% of Americans who disapprove of George W. Bush are radical leftists.
Now it's best lyrics, at least the order of awards make sense. They don't hop around like the Golden Globes and the Oscars.
8:39 Doogie Howser all grown up!! Talking about Sweeney Todd ewww. Oh we get to watch a scene from it. Wonderful. Oooh it's, Fleet Street meets Orwell. Or the Weimar Republic in 1933.
Rosie Perez and John Boy!
The year in plays....
That's it, I'm going to bed. I've got a long day at work tomorrow.