Once Wins Big & Latinos Dazzle at the Tonys
06/11/2012 - 13:01 ||
Neil Patrick Harris was back for the third time to host the 66th annual Tony Awards on Sunday night. The biggest night on Broadway was a tearful and thrilling one: many winners honored their families in moving speeches, while the ensemble casts from the year's top musicals -- and even a few plays! -- gave it their all in unforgettable performances.
Among those performers were Ricky Martin and Raul Esparza, who carried high-energy numbers from their respective musicals almost single-handedly. We're a bit disappointed that Elena Roger's Tony debut consisted of one line, but Ricky Martin blew us away with "And the Money Kept Rolling In (And Out)" from Evita. Raul Esparza who stars in Leap of Faith also took center stage, though we did spot Eliseo Roman previously from In the Heights banging on that tambourine like his life depended on it!
Moving on to winners, Once: A New Musical took home a whopping eight Tonys, including Best Actor in a Musical and Best Musical. And though Peter and the Starcatcher received five awards, it didn't take home Best Play which went to Clybourne Park instead. In terms of revivals, Death of a Salesman won for play, surprising no one except maybe director Mike Nichols who was visibly moved. Porgy and Bess won for musical and Audra McDonald finally won a Tony for lead actress.
Can't get enough of the Tonys? Check out fashions from the 66th Tony Awards, including Chilean actress Cote de Pablo in a gorgeous gown!
What were your favorite moments from this year's Tony Awards?