It could be argued that the Tony Awards are a niche event broadcast, certainly centered round the theatre world in New York City. Although popular with many, still this award presentation celebrating ‘The Great White Way’ pales in grand viewership with the Grammy’s or the Academy Awards. This is not to say though that the haute couture seen last Sunday night wasn’t spectacular and worth noting.
One should expect a little wardrobe creativity when it comes to the likes of Crazy Ex- Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom. Rachel was backstage host, grabbing hosts and award recipients in seemingly off-script moments at the show. Walking in across the red carpet the comedian clearly showcased an outfit befitting her approach. Rachel matched her tulle skirt with a bespoke (made from someone who contacted the star via social media) Stephen Sondheim smoking tee.
There seemed to be a bunch of metallic on view for the gowns and get-ups of the invited this night. Marissa Jaret Winokur wore a very tight, shiny blue electric dress. Tony nominee LaChantze sported a dress of almost all blue material, but from her knees down but it ended with a sparkle silver bottom. Tiffany Haddish was mixing and matching silver with paisley in her Michael Kors. And Tina Fey’s outfit matched a silver top with a Thom Browne feathered skirt
Co-host Josh Groban walked in wearing a purple suit, while Grey Henson of Mean Girls matched him in a velvet purple tux. Other men of note were Joshua Henry in black pants, a Cloak pastel tux jacket and bowtie. And looking like he raided wardrobe, Vogue’s Hamish Bowle went for a loungewear look with robe, PJ’s and slippers.
Elegance went to Rachel Brosnahan in her Dolce & Gabban gown. Laurie Metcalf in her black and white Christian Siriano black sash. And the always red hot Chita Rivera in a red one-shouldered gown (she won a lifetime Tony this night).