Constantine Maroulis – Tony Awards – Rock of Ages – VIDEO

UPDATE: No Tony for Constantine! The three kids from Billy Elliott won the award for Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Musical. Check out all the Tony winners HERE.

Billy Elliott swept the awards, winning 10 Tonys. Sadly, Elliott’s composer and lyricist, Elton John and Lee Hall lost in the Best Score category…

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I know, I know…pigs fly…hell freezes over…and Constantine Maroulis is nominated for a Tony Award! Heh.

His nomination, Best Performance by A Lead Actor in a Musical hasn’t come up yet, but he’s not favored to win. Those fantastic boys from Billy Elliot are probably going to take the award…

Pointy poses and cheesiness galore covered the stage as The cast of Rock of Ages performed a medley from the show. I gotta hand it to Constantine, he understands the power of CHEESE!

Does that narrator seem like a cheap knock-off of Jack Black, or is that just me? And check out the Liza Minelli cameo in the middle. YIKES.

Video after the JUMP…

  • storm45701

    the boy needs a serious haircut…..

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    OMG. Five minutes and I watched the whole thing. I’m a bit skeeved out that I enjoyed it. Still glad he didn’t win. ;-)

  • abbysee

    the boy needs a serious haircutà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..

    I think it’s a job requirement….

    Go Connie, embrace the cheese, cheese is our friend!

    Dammit, don’t tell me I might wanna see this play, and spend money on Connie? Who’da thunk it? Seems like hella fun. Gotta say, I am kinda proud of him. Don’t tell anyone….

  • jlc

    Wow! NPH did an awesome closing number…too funny!

  • sonyab

    He was fantastic!!!! :) I didn’t expect him to kiss that blond girl tho so I was like woah! :) I love you Constantine!!!! Or as my mom calls him, Constantino.. :) (she is italian) :)

  • butte009

    the boy needs a serious haircutà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..

    And I thought my son’s hair looks bad. Send him over to Axe Hair Crisis Relief ASAP!

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Neil Patrick Harris hosted and he was awesome!

    Billy Elliott won Best Musical

  • sonyab

    storm45701 says

    the boy needs a serious haircutà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..
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    No way! I love his hair. Always have. He is hott! :)

  • ShariG

    I watched the entire cheesy show, but I do have to say that Constantine Sounded absolutely fantastic. He is perfect for Broadway. Huge voice, theatrical delivery even when he was on Idol, and he plays the crowd well. He is really much better than I would have predicted. I would like to see him in Rock of Ages.

  • abbysee

    Billy Elliott won Best Musical

    Yay, totally deserving!

  • lizland

    Well, it looks like a fun show. But he still doesn’t sound that great to me, and looks worse. yuk.

  • TKat

    The Tony Awards Show as fabulous — one of the best in years. Constantine was just OK IMO, but it’s not my favorate BW show either.

    The 3 Billy Elliots and Neil Patrick Harris were unbelievably great.

  • nomi

    Constantine was in the zone tonight, good for him. Congrats to the Billy Boys (who were totally prepared to go on stage before their win was even announced, lol!)

  • Ladybug

    I have always loved the Tony’s and this year was extra-fun. Rock of Ages looks like a blast. Constantine is well-cast.

    And, if I could afford it, I would fly to NYC tomorrow to see Billy Elliot.

  • http://www.myspace.com/swood1104 Sarah

    Send him over to Axe Hair Crisis Relief ASAP!

    LOL, seriously. Ick.

    If Constantine is what’s considered hot these days, I guess I should have my woman card revoked. Just ewwww.

  • unidentified

    I thought Constantine and the Rock Of Ages cast were really good. I had heard that Billy Elliot was favored to win. I thought it was funny that they showed a kid, just pretty much having a temper tantrum for their performance. Still better than the Shrek.

  • smartcookie

    Gavin Creel! NPH! Christopher Sieber! Brian D’Arcy James! Sutton Foster! Angela Lansbury! Marcia Gay Harden! Jeff Daniels! Harriet Walter! Janet McTeer! Harvey Fierstein!

    I don’t think there was one upset all night, but they still put on a great show. Constantine winning would’ve been the upset of the century. He actually sounded better than I expected. I’m definitely sick of “Don’t Stop Believing” at this point, what with “Glee” and all the commercials and all the baseball teams. (The White Sox, my team of choice, used it for their ramp up to the World Series Championship in 2005, and they actually had Steve Perry come to Chicago for the victory parade. I always hated Journey, but I enjoyed the song then, in that context. Now I’m tired of it. Let’s find a different song, TV shows and jukebox musicals, mmkay?)

  • abbysee

    Somebody thinks he’s hot? LOL. Talented maybe, hot, hale naw!

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    LOL, seriously. Ick.

    If Constantine is whatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s considered hot these days, I guess I should have my woman card revoked. Just ewwww.

    I didn’t find him attractive when he was on the show, and he hasn’t aged well. I still enjoyed that clip. Kill me now.

  • butte009

    I agree with you lizland. I can easily think of another Idol contestant that would do much better.
    But… What do I know? Obviously there are plenty of people who are willing to shell out the money to see/hear him sing. So good for him, I guess.

  • Tony

    Not really into the whole theater thing, but I wanted him to win….just because he’s from Idol :)

  • Sinochick

    MJ,

    Do you think you could post a video of the last few minutes with Liza presenting the Best Musical award and anything else in those last few minutes? My PVR didn’t record anything past hour 3 (I should know better to record a few minutes longer for a live show given what American Idol did to us all season!!!).

    Would greatly appreciate. Thanks.

  • Suzanne

    I didn’t get that much from the bit they did on the Tonys, other than that narrator guy was annoying, but it was nominated for best musical and people are going so it much have a story that interests people. (Would have been great if they’d used that narrator to tell us something about the story, but whatever.)

    I thought Constantine sounded good, as did the other performers in the show.

    Thx for the clip. I missed about half the show, so I’ll be searching for what I missed on the web.

  • sonyab

    I thought it was funny that they showed a kid, just pretty much having a temper tantrum for their performance.
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    Oh is that the one where the cops were banging to get in and the kid was freaking out? :)

  • Laurie

    Hilarious and….sort of entertaining! Something made me stay through the end of the clip.

  • CindyM

    Kinda spoiled the show for me, but lol I’ll survive. Just watching NPH’s closing number, that was slamming!

  • SexyEvey

    Eww.. Constantine IS creepy! I met him last year in L.A. during the AI finals backstage. We exchanged numbers and he text messaged me ALL night like a psycho stalker. My friends couldnt believe how crazy he was! Needless to say I did NOT meet up with him! I did get to go into AI headquarters though :)

    And no I’m not underage…

    I was 23 then and im 24 now.
    I was there handing out DVD’s from an AI series from season 6 that my boyfriends company had exclusive distribution rights for. It didnt do very well though. I live in FL, not in LA btw.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Eww.. Constantine IS creepy! I met him last year in L.A. during the AI finals backstage. We exchanged numbers and he text messaged me ALL night like a psycho stalker. My friends couldnt believe how crazy he was! Needless to say I did NOT meet up with him! I did get to go into AI headquarters though :)

    LOL. Are you underage? Hmm. I was gonna say that maybe he’s not my least fav Idol contestant ever (he’s has some good competition this year), but then… Connie just keeps on giving.

    ETA: Good for you for not meeting him at the mall. ;-)

  • carolinacharms

    i don’t think he’s “insane,” i just think he’s insanely desperate to be famous. painfully so.

  • Victoria

    Eww.. Constantine IS creepy! I met him last year in L.A. during the AI finals backstage. We exchanged numbers and he text messaged me ALL night like a psycho stalker. My friends couldnt believe how crazy he was! Needless to say I did NOT meet up with him! I did get to go into AI headquarters though :)

    Ugh, he creeps me out. If there were just one story like this, I would be skeptical, but there are quite a few. You definately made the right decision not meeting up with him!

    I don’t know much about musicals, but from what I’ve heard the boys who won were really deserving. Good for them :)

  • http://myspace.com/morganmadelynne marymagdalene

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    Here it is if you want to read the details:

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    Valid Mon @ 8pm, Tue @ 7pm, Thur @ 8pm

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    The Brooks-Atkinson is a very nice theater, and there are no bad seats here!

  • adamisthemanfan

    Constantine sounded great imo his vocals were right-on and his tone was clear he just has too much flamboyancy around him that is preventing him from really standing out but hey that’s broadway…good for him though.

  • erinnthered

    I didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t find him attractive when he was on the show, and he hasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t aged well. I still enjoyed that clip. Kill me now.

    The Liza thing and the audience participation were pretty cool…I’ll join you.

    I love NPH more than words.

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=587900002&ref=name cruzceleste

    Am I a bad person if I get happy that he didnt won?????

    Anyway I obviously havent seem Billy Elliot but I do love the movie IÂ ´m happy for them, and I was reading an article about the kids in the times and they seem like totally sweethearts :)

  • houstonrufus

    Watched the show. Still kind of surprised he was nominated, though it’s not like hundreds of shows open every year. He sounded good, though. I’ll give him that. I’ve never been a fan of his. Still am not. This show doesn’t look like anything I’d want to see. I notice NPH cracked a joke about him at the beginning. I doubt this will do anything to really raise his cache. I mean, what else would they cast him in?

    Good show overall, though. Despite some hellacious sound problems throughout the show.

  • RV65

    ^^”I mean, what else would they cast him in?”

    I could see him becoming huge in a part where he plays a bingo-number announcer…….

  • Sunn

    Yay! Norman Conquest won Best Play!!!!!!!!!

    Congrats darlings! And Congrats to all the Old Vic directors and staff.

  • storm45701

    NPH rules.

    Constantine? Not so much.

    If he had won the Tony, AI probably would have invited him back finally (as they did with Jennifer Hudson after the Oscar, who should have told them to kiss her ass).

  • dusty

    Watched it last night. Constantine sounded really good and he looked thrilled to be performing the number on national TV.

    The performers who did not sound good last night? The Mamma Mia trio. Yikes. Off key.

  • Allison

    Loved NPH. I missed Constantine during the broadcast, but kudos to him for getting that Tony nod. These type of Broadway spectacles suit him.

  • Kaykohl

    That’s his mom Constance standing next to him. She was his date to the awards show. He also took his brother, his brother’s wife and his sister.

    I thought Constantine and the cast of Rock of Ages totally ROCKED the Tonys like never before. I’ve watched the Tonys for more years than I’m willing to admit and I thought they were fantastic.

    The performance didn’t have the traditional Broadway feel about it, which made it really stand out from the rest of the performances. I liked it a lot.

  • oceana

    Connie has a sleaze about him that is offputting, but he’s also mad talented. I do feel proud of him, yes I do. He lit up the tv for me when he was on Idol, even if there’s things about him I don’t like.

    I love the Billy Elliot movie, love it to death, wish I could see the play. I’m thrilled it won, thrilled for Elton John too.

    I watched half the show, can’t wait to watch the rest tonight. NPH was okay, but a bit dull. I’d rather someone theatrical like Hugh Jackman, who put on a real show when he hosted.

  • SpenserJ

    I could see him becoming huge in a part where he plays a bingo-number announcerà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.

    Bwah! Hilarious!

    Constantine is so greasy, I feel like I need a shower just looking at him.

  • leome

    That mouth and lips of him.. that thing he does with it is so repulsive! Seriously, ewww!

  • TylerWV

    Im definitely no Constantine fan but I do like his hair. I like long hair on guys if its clean and pretty. I liked Bo’s hair and Aces. Think it ruined Ace’s looks when he cut his off. Constantine always creeped out mugging the camera. I say WTG for the nom though, great accomplishment. I agree he is desparate for fame and uses every avenue to promote himself, which I guess you have to do to make it. He was even at Joan River’s party when she was on Apprentice this year. Am I the only one who notices Constantine has either lost a lot of weight or had some surgery because his double chin or whatever is gone??? That excess flab he had under his chin in his Idol days made him look “weak chinned” to me. lol

  • http://www.myspace.com/rjveritas MrRJ

    Constantine rocked the house last night. It is extremely hard to get a Broadway lead and he has had two. His talent is there. Personally, he may be as annoying as hell, I don’t know. But talent wins out.

  • http://myspace.com/morganmadelynne marymagdalene

    For those who might be interested, the Original Broadway Cast Recording of “Rock of Ages” will be released on July 7th, according to Amazon…

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002ACKBR8/ref=s9_al_bw_t6?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=1SS2N2VP7ZA60P887BK4&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=480907591&pf_rd_i=671216011

  • Grammie Kari

    I am happy for the success that Constantine has gotten thus far. It is quite an accomplishment to get the Lead Actor nomination. Good for him! He proved that an Idol landing a job on Broadway can be respected by the industry and acknowledged for their work. Simon was so wrong the “Broadway” label being bad.

    Oh, wait a minute, one of those theater guys was runner-up for Season 8. Imagine that.