Today on Broadway: Monday, June 13, 2016 – The 70th Annual Tony Awards (2016)



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70th Annual Tony Awards (2016)

— Pre: Orlando
— Hamilton / James Corden (Just you wait…)
— James Corden childhood open (That could be me)
— Les Miz spoof
— Phantom
— Lion King
— Grease
— Sweeney Todd
— Jesus Christ Superstar
— Sound of Music
— Music Man
— Barbra
— Guys & Dolls
— Annie
— A Chorus Line
— Evita
— Fiddler
— Dreamgirls
— 42nd Street / We’re in the Money
— (kids)
— nominees

8:14: Jake Gillenhal – Actress Featured Play – Jane Houdyshell – The Humans

8:17: ALW – Intro School of Rock –

8:23: JC – Ham4Ham | L-MM/ALW/Steve Martin/Edie Brickell/Sara Bareilles

— commercial break —

8:28: H4H – Shuffle Along, Sit down you’re rockin the boat

8:29: Aaron Tveit / ??? Featured – Actress – Musical – Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton (8:32)

8:32: Shuffle Along –

8:37: H4H: School of Rock — Phantom

— commercial break —

8:42: Costume Design (summary)

8:43: Patina Miller/Daniel Day Kim: Featured – Actor – Musical – Daveed Diggs, Hamilton (Broadway Debut)

8:45: Daveed Diggs, Hamilton 8:46

8:46: JC – Cheap Seats. Carole King Best Score – Hamilton
Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda

8:48: Lin-Manuel Miranda / Score – Sonet, no freestyling, too old 8:49

8:49: Meg Ryan (!) She Loves Me (tempos really fast!)

8:55: H4H: Fiddler – Annie Get Your Gun – No business like show business

— commercial break —

8:59: H4H: She Loves Me – Cabaret, Laura Benanti in PJ’s

9:00: Jesse Tyler Ferguson / Lucy Liu – Direction of a Play – Ivo Van Hove, Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge

9:01: Ivo Van Hove 9:02

9:02: Direction of a Musical – Thomas Kail, Hamilton

9:04: Thomas Kail, Hamilton

9:06: JC – Josh Groban, Fiddler from High School. Los Angeles County High School of the Arts (got danny’s last name wrong)

9:08: Fiddler presentation

9:12: H4H Bright Star / Damn Yankees

— commercial break —

9:17: Scenic Design

9:17: JC Grant Thornton / Accounting firm?

9:18: Andrew Rannels and Saoirse Ronan (WEIRD VOICE) – Featured – Actor – Play – Reed Birney, The Humans

9:19: Reed Birney, The Humans, actor for 42 years, last 8 great.

9:22: Bright Star / Steve Martin, Edie Brickell (Work hard, or already be famous)

9:26: H4H Color Purple – Lion King – Circle of Life

— commercial break —

9:32: Lighting Design (summary)

9:33: Claire Danes / Billy Porter / et al / Law & Order Segment

9:34: Oprah – The Color Purple

9:40: James Earl Jones / Angela Landsbury – 7 Decades with The Wing. Scholarships. $1.3 million from ALW.

9:42: Nathan Lane – Leading Actress in a Play (Trump joke) – Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

9:44: Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

9:46: Emilio Estefan – On Your Feet

9:49: H4H Spring Awakening – Hair

— commercial break —

9:53: JC/LMM in Carpool Karaoke (Why are they showing this?)

9:59: Kate Blanchette – Leading Actor Play – Frank Langella, The Father

10:01: Frank Langella, The Father (Astrologer, late in career: 30, losing his now, losing his reality, his brother andrew going through this, Orlando, when something bad happens, we habe three choices, we let it define us, we let it destroy us, we let it strengthen us.)

10:03: Marlee Matlin: Spring Awakening

10:09: H4H Hamilton Rent – No Day But Today

— commercial break —

10:14: Orchestration (off-air) Best Book Musical (both Hamilton)

10:15: Diane Lane: Revival of a Play: Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge
Producers: Scott Rudin, Lincoln Center Theater, Eli Bush, Robert G. Bartner, Roger Berlind, William Berlind, Roy Furman, Peter May, Amanda Lipitz, Stephanie P. McClelland, Jay Alix & Una Jackman, Scott M. Delman, Sonia Friedman, John Gore, Ruth Hendel, JFL Theatricals, Heni Koenigsberg, Jon B. Platt, Daryl Roth, Spring Sirkin, Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, John Johnson, The Young Vic

10:18: Scott Rudin

10:19: Blair Underwood / Carnegie Mellon University

10:20: The Obamas on Hamilton. (taped earlier)

10:22: Common introduces Hamilton. Censors at CBS were busy.

— commercial break —

10:31: Nikki M James / Christian Borle: Chuck Schumer (Seriously?) — Creative Arts Awards:

10:33: Claire Danes – Best Play: The Humans
Author: Stephen Karam
Producers: Scott Rudin, Barry Diller, Roundabout Theatre Company, Fox Theatricals, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Roy Furman, Daryl Roth, Jon B. Platt, Eli Bush, Broadway Across America, Jack Lane, Barbara Whitman, Jay Alix & Una Jackman, Scott M. Delman, Sonia Friedman, Amanda Lipitz, Peter May, Stephanie P. McClelland, Lauren Stein, The Shubert Organization, Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, John Johnson, Roundabout Theatre Company, Todd Haimes, Harold Wolpert, Julia C. Levy, Sydney Beers

10:36: Stephen Karam and Scott Rudin

10:38: JC’s parents I’m only here for the party

10:39: Kerry Russell: Waitress

— commercial break —

10:49: Choreography during the break
JC: New Musicals
— The Book of Moron (Andrew Rannels)
— A Clinton Line (Glenn Close)

10:51: Bebe Neuwirth / Chicago / All That Jazz / The Longest Running AMERICAN Musical off all time

10:52: Uzo Aduba / Sean Hayes – Best Revival – The Color Purple

10:53: The Color Purple – Scott Sanders & Roy Furman
Producers: Scott Sanders Productions, Roy Furman, Oprah Winfrey, David Babani, Tom Siracusa, Caiola Productions, James Fantaci, Ted Liebowitz, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Darren Bagert, Candy Spelling, Adam Zotovich, Eric Falkenstein/Morris Berchard, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Tanya Link Productions, Adam S. Gordon, Jam Theatricals, Kelsey Grammer, Independent Presenters Network, Carol Fineman, Sandy Block, Menier Chocolate Factory Productions

10:55: Chita Rivera: In Memoriam 10:58

— commercial break —

11:02: NPH (Not replacing in King & I) Leading Actor Musical: Leslie Odom, Jr., Hamilton (missed audio recording)

11:03: Leslie Odom, Jr., Hamilton

11:06: Audra: Leading Actress Musical: Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple

11:07: Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple (debut)

Louis Peitzman (BuzzFeed) @LouisPeitzman
For the first time in Tonys history, all four musical theater acting awards went to actors of color:

11:09: Barbra – Best Musical – Hamilton
Producers: Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, The Public Theater

11:15: Jeffrey Seller “Look around, look around, how lucky we are to be alive right now”

11:17: Hamilton cast sing out — greatest city in the world

11:19: OUT



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