The 2017 Tony Awards took place Sunday night. If I had the opportunity to pick any award show to attend, I would mostly likely choose the Tony Awards. I have a deep love for musicals and shows that began when I saw Les Misérables on the West End of London (London’s Broadway or actually Broadway is the NYC’s West End) when I was 17. My seat was very high and very near the back of the theater, but I was completely memorized. Since then I’ve seen countless shows including Wicked, Rent, Jersey Boys, Mama Mia, South Pacific, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and countless others. I can honestly say I’ve never experienced a bad show. There’s just something about the live music and acting that takes me to another place for 3 hours.
Accordingly, I find it quite impressive when I read that an actor has a Tony. The talent is takes to sing, dance, and act live night after night for sometimes months at a time is respectable. To see all of these talented actors in one place live while catching snippets of the best of the best shows would be so entertaining. I know I can watch it on television, but I mean, that defeats the point of musicals. You’re supposed to view them in person. Some (a lot) of the magic is lost when viewing them through a screen.
I like to think the red carpet at the Tony’s is a bit more sophisticated than other red carpets. The Tony Awards are different from the Academy Awards which are different from the Grammy Awards and so on. Looks at this year’s show had their hits and misses, but for the most part I thought it was a glamorous affair. I’ve taken five looks below that I found particularly good and inspiring for everyday wear. My favorite is actually Mary Beth Peil. I hope I’m as stylish as her when I’m 76.
Which look is your favorite? Or was it someone else on the red carpet?