tonys

Tina Fey Fits Right In On Broadway

Ahead of Mean Girls The Musical's Broadway debut, Tina Fey presented at the Tony awards and joked about the nominees in a simple, perfect way. Her sense of humor is always on point at awards shows. But despite working with some Broadway greats, this …
By Leah Thomas

The Underwoods Appear At The Tonys With Lin-Manuel Miranda

Kevin Spacey's first go at hosting the Tonys was a little uneven, cratered by a few awkward impressions and a slightly strange show overall. But like the ceremony itself, Spacey saved his biggest bit for the final moment, when Frank and Claire Underw…
By Kayla Hawkins

Bette Midler Wouldn't Be Played Off At The Tonys

Once a legend, always a legend, I guess — when accepting the award for best actress in a musical at the Tonys on Sunday night, Bette Midler refused to be played off the stage. She had an acceptance speech, dammit, and she wasn’t going to let a little…
By Lindsay Denninger

Jill Biden Gets A Standing Ovation At The Tonys

Politics at the 2017 Tonys were largely relegated to an occasional joke from host Kevin Spacey and an early, rousing speech from winner Cynthia Nixon. But it was no surprise that Jill Biden received a standing ovation at the Tonys when she appeared o…
By Kayla Hawkins

Kevin Spacey Pulled Out Some Dated Impressions At The Tonys

So I get that Kevin Spacey hosting the Tonys was really out of left field for most people — he’s known as Keyser Soze, Lester Burnham, and Frank Underwood, not as a musical comedy actor. But Spacey actually won a Tony in 1991 for Best Featured Actor …
By Lindsay Denninger

These Tony Performers Are Looking Pretty Accident-Prone

Sometimes there are trends in popular culture, but one recurring theme at the 2017 Tony Awards is partially the result of an accident. Why are people wearing casts at the Tony Awards? Kevin Spacey wore a cast on his arm and his leg as kind of a Broad…
By Leah Thomas

Why Rachel Bloom Needs To Host The Tonys Next Year

As a lyric in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Emmy-winning song for the 2013 Tony Awards said, "There's a kid in the middle of nowhere who's sitting there living for Tony performances ... all of us up here tonight, we were that kid." At the 2017 Tony Awards, Ra…
By Leah Thomas

Cynthia Nixon Urges Viewers To Resist In Her Tonys Speech

Award shows and their acceptance speeches are ripe nowadays for political commentary (which I highly support), and the Tonys were no exception — when accepting her award for Best Featured Actress In A Musical, Cynthia Nixon's Tonys speech encouraged …
By Lindsay Denninger

Kevin Spacey Tapped Some Celeb Friends For His Opening Tonys Number

The 2017 Tony Awards got off to a fittingly theatrical start with host Kevin Spacey's opening musical number, which took a tour of the best musicals and plays of the year. Meanwhile, Spacey worried — in song — that he might not be a good enough host …
By Kayla Hawkins

How To Stream The Tonys This Year

This ceremony is going to feature kickass musical numbers from some of Broadway's finest, and it's hosted by national treasure Kevin Spacey. The Tony Awards are airing on CBS on June 11 at 8 p.m., and you won't want to miss it. You actually have a co…
By Rosie Narasaki

Kevin Spacey's Not-So-Secret Musical Past

Kevin Spacey is a man of many talents. He's an acclaimed actor, most recently in the spotlight for his Emmy-winning role of Frank Underwood on the Netflix Whitehouse drama House Of Cards, and has been in the business since the '80s. Still, many were …
By Hannah Shapiro

The 'Hamilton' Documentary Premiere Date Is Here

It may be nearly impossible to get tickets for this year's Tony-winning Best Musical, Hamilton, and, yes, the already confirmed Hamilton film may still be years off. But that doesn't mean that fans need to sit back and wait for the craze to die down…
By Michelle Lulic

What's Next For Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr.?

On June 12th, Leslie Odom Jr. snagged the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his role as Aaron Burr in the record-breaking musical, Hamilton. But, with the Tonys now in the past, it now seems as if the show's creator, Lin Manuel-Miran…
By Michelle Lulic

This 'Hamilton' Star Won't Let Barriers Stop Her

Newly minted Tony-award winner and Hamilton star Renée Elise Goldsberry was all tears and appreciation during Sunday night's awards show. The 45-year-old actress broke down during her acceptance speech for Best Actress in a Featured Role to reveal th…
By Jennifer Baker

'Hamilton' Tickets Will Be Easier To Get Next Year

Everyone involved with Hamilton in any capacity has probably been asked "How do I get tickets?" more than once. Tickets to the hit musical are highly sought after and that extended to the press room at the Tony Awards on Sunday night. And now that th…
By Jennifer Baker

'Kimmy Schmidt' Gets In On The 'Hamilton' Buzz

With 11 Tony Awards now under it's belt, everyone wants in on Broadway's smash-hit: Hamilton. Including Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Titus Andromedon — played by actor Titus Burgess. During CBS' live stream of Sunday night's 70th Annual Tony Awards, N…
By Michelle Lulic

This Tonys Commercial Break Moment Is Everything

Sunday night's 70th Annual Tony Awards was a night full of appreciation for a year in theater, the Broadway community, and a tribute to the lives lost in the Orlando shooting that tragically occurred earlier that day. However, it was more than just J…
By Michelle Lulic

'Hamilton' Had One Last Surprise At The Tonys

It wasn't much of a surprise to hear Barbara Streisand give Hamilton the Tony Award for Best Original Musical — she even took time to joke that her colonial blouse was the perfect wardrobe choice for the night. The show was totally expected to win th…
By Kayla Hawkins

The 2016 Tonys Just Made History

While Hamilton didn't wind up breaking records and bringing home the most Tony Awards in history (that honor still belongs to The Producers, with 12 to Hamilton's 11), there was still a big milestone reached at the 2016 ceremony. Performers Leslie Od…
By Kayla Hawkins

2016 Tony Winners Honored Orlando Backstage Too

Over the course of the 2016 Tony Awards, the Orlando shooting that took place earlier on Sunday was honored many times, both in tributes from the show itself and in winners' speeches. That continued in the press room for the Tony Awards, as winner Fr…
By Jennifer Baker