Are you watching the Tony awards tonight? It looks like “The Book of Mormon”, from the South Park guys, is going to clean up. Go Trey and Matt! I’ll be posting videos and a winners list here.

Opening Number featuring Neil Patrick Harris

Absolutely HILARIOUS. Broadway isn’t just for gay men y’all I *heart* Neil Patrick Harris. Watch Brooke Sheilds flub her lyrics. Again and again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4ZNXF2amr8

Daniel Radcliffe in How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – “Brotherhood of Man.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T-6XiHJ8xg

The Book of Mormon – “I Believe” Via IdolXfactor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tggtPHDmrR8

Tony Awards 2011 – Catch Me If You Can – Norbert Leo Butz and Aaron TveitVia IdolXfactor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5HCWu0H6yA

Hugh Jackman and Neil Patrick Harris – Via IdolXfactor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkSpdvmXwDo

Spiderman – If The World Should End – Reeve Carney & Jennifer DamianoVia IdolXfactor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgk4Jqz8bvw

Paul Shaffer – It’s Raining Men – Priscilla Queen of the Desert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtBNuajbOak

NPH Raps the Tony Ending Credits – Via IdolXfactor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlc8XphOlhA&feature=player_embedded

Winners:

  • Best Musical – The Book of Mormon
  • Best Play – War Horse – Author – Nick Stafford
  • Best Book of a Musical – Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone – The Book of Mormon
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre – The Book of Mormon Music & Lyrics: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
  • Best Revival of a Play – The Normal Heart
  • Best Revival of a Musical – Anything Goes
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play – Mark Rylance – Jerusalem
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play – Frances McDormand – Good People
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical – Norbert Leo Butz – Catch Me If You Can
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical – Sutton Foster – Anything Goes
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play – John Benjamin Hickey – The Normal Heart
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play – Ellen Barkin Winner – The Normal Heart
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical – John Larroquette – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical – Nikki M. James – The Book of Mormon
  • Best Direction of a Play – Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris – War Horse
  • Best Direction of a Musical – Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker – The Book of Mormon
  • Best Choreography – Kathleen Marshall – Anything Goes
  • Best Orchestrations – Larry Hochman & Stephen Oremus – The Book of Mormon
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play – Rae Smith – War Horse
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical – Scott Pask – The Book of Mormon
  • Best Costume Design of a Musical – Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner – Priscilla Queen of the Desert
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play – Paul Constable – War Horse
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical – Brian MacDevitt – The Book of Mormon
  • Best Sound Design of a Play – Christopher Shutt – War Horse
  • Best Sound Design of a Musical – Brian Ronan – The Book of Mormon
  • Regional Theatre Tony Award® – Lookingglass Theatre Company (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Special Tony Award – Handspring Puppet Company

 
  • kmd

    Neil Patrick Harris’s opening number was great. I think the Book of Mormon will win big.

  • girlygirl

    “attention every breeder, you’re invited to the theatre” LOL.

    I love NPH so much

  • girlygirl

    Daniel Radcliffe is tiny!

  • bentley1530

    NPH is great. As a warm-up to the Tonys I went on Youtube to watch his opening number for the Emmys and his closing number for the Tonys the last time he hosted. He always does a great job with this fast paced wordy songs. The closing number for the Tonys is especially wonderful because the song was written during the show he really did not have much time to rehearse.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L77E7c2OSI

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT1DZVn5h2Y&feature=related

  • http://www.last.fm/user/RemusL/ RemusL

    NPH… amazing as expected. Later in the show, he has a fantastic number with Hugh Jackman.

    Daniel Radcliffe … wow! I have no words except he was clearly robbed of a Tony nomination.

    Apparently, that was the “cleanest” song they could perform from The Book Of Mormon. Heh.

  • http://www.last.fm/user/RemusL/ RemusL

    The closing number for the Tonys is especially wonderful because the song was written during the show he really did not have much time to rehearse.

    Actually, the song was mostly written beforehand with various optional lyrics depending on who won. While they could predict most of the winners, they were still tweaking the final version just prior to his performance.

  • bentley1530

    RemusL says:

    Actually, the song was mostly written beforehand with various optional lyrics depending on who won. While they could predict most of the winners, they were still tweaking the final version just prior to his performance.

    True but in a way that makes it more difficult. Sort of learning the song but having different lyrics at the last minute could be a bit confusing.

  • http://www.fatladysings.us TFLS

    That opening number absolutely rocked. I nearly fell over when I heard the lyrics! NPH is a god!! It just doesn’t get any better than that. And Daniel Radcliffe handled that musical number from How to Succeed like a seasoned Broadway Baby. Wow. What a show. And I have to say something about the puppetry for Warhorse. Brilliant. Breathtaking. A real leap forward in theatrical design. It certainly got my imagination going. Best Tony Awards in a long time.

  • lla2827

    Amazing Tony Awards show! For me, The Tony’s are always the best awards show of the year! NPH–he may be the best award show host ever! Damn he is good!

    I saw The Normal Heart a few weeks ago–it won best play. That show was something!I had no idea that all that was going on with respect to the AIDS virus. Ellen Barkin was right–Larry Kramer (the playwright who based the play on his battle to help people stricken with AIDS–before the disease even had a name) did change the world. I was shocked that Joe Mantello didn’t win best actor in a play because he was brilliant! I thought for sure he would. (He is also a director–did Wicked) If any of you have a chance to see it–I highly recommend it. You would recognize some of the actors because you see them on the NYC shows like L&O, Sex in the City–The Good Wife etc. In fact, the actor (John Benjamin Hickey) who won best featured role in play mentioned Laura Linney. She actually came and picked him up after the play the night I was there. Larry Kramer was standing outside the theater after the show giving out info about the continuing fight against AIDS. When he handed me the info he looked at me with such an intense look–I will never forget it.

    How about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s rap at the end? WOW!

  • Suzanne

    This was such a great show! Couldn’t sleep, so I got on youtube and watched Robert Morse doing Brotherhood of Man from the 1967 film, then Matthew Broderick doing it on the Tonys telecast in 1994, and then stopped by here and you’ve got it from tonight with Daniel Radcliffe. I wish you got the into with the legacy of Morse and Broderick–I’m so sentimental!

    Daniel Radcliffe can stinkin’ dance, eh? Really tight on the choreography.

    And Sutton Foster is such an amazing talent! So incredibly solid and confident.

  • Suzanne

    hey–what happened to the video of Brotherhood of Man with Daniel Racliffe? I just saw it here and now it’s gone.

  • SajiNoKami

    …it’s a 2 hour, live action, barely affordable, un-lypcined version of Glee..

    hell ya.

    NPH <= needs to be a judge on idol, js.

  • brie200

    Without risk of sounding like an old fogey (which I’m actually not), dare I say that was the most entertaining awards show for me in quite some time. It was especially refreshing after being subjected to that crap MTV awards last week.

    NPH was awesome, as was Hugh Jackman. Pleasantly surprised by how well Daniel Radcliffe can dance, though I suppose the only thing I’ve ever seen him in as Harry Potter.

  • Anmor

    Norman Leo Butz’s performance as the FBI agent in the dance number from Catch Me If You Can was fantastic–to me the highlight of the evening. So glad he won Best Actor in a musical.
    I’ve seen Anything Goes twice; the dance number on the Tony’s conveyed only a shadow of the joy of seeing it live.

  • http://www.amadcow2.com amadcow2

    Thanks MJ. Our DVR was already recording other programs (the Killing, Game of Thrones, The Glades), so this helped us a lot :D. NPH is the best…

    http://youtu.be/3NewA66GmnI

  • http://www.last.fm/user/RemusL/ RemusL

    SajiNoKam: NPH <= needs to be a judge on idol, js.

    NPH *was* a judge on Idol. He guest-judged during the auditions of season 9. Check YouTube for clips from that episode.

    Suzanne: Daniel Radcliffe can stinkin’ dance, eh? Really tight on the choreography.

    brie200: Pleasantly surprised by how well Daniel Radcliffe can dance, though I suppose the only thing I’ve ever seen him in as Harry Potter.

    In interviews last year, even Dan himself wasn’t sure how well he’d be able to dance. He had already done some singing in a Broadway charity event so he was less concerned about that. Watching this performance on the Tonys, I was astounded at how well he did singing AND dancing. He had no trouble keeping up with those seasoned Broadway professional dancers – he did everything they did – while also singing lead on the song. As I wrote earlier, he was ROBBED of a nomination, which NPH pointed out in his show summary rap.

  • Allison

    Neil, Dan and Norbert were the highlights of a great show IMO.
    I must go see “How to Succeed…” asap!

  • mmb

    Really great show last night. Nph and Hugh jackman need to host every award show. Now get out and go see a show!!!!!!!!!

  • Kirsten

    Daniel Radcliffe … wow! I have no words except he was clearly robbed of a Tony nomination.

    Really? Would he even have gotten the job if he wasn’t Harry Potter? People always complain about the Idol kids getting Broadway jobs, but they can at least sing. Daniel is a pretty average singer.

    Mathew Broderick did win the Tony for that role. Here he is performing the same song on the 94 Tony Awards. He’s not an amazeball singer either, but he’s better than DR and so is his acting for this type of role. Of course Lillias White totally brings that performance to another level.

    I will say that it was hilarious watching HUGE John Laroquette dancing with tiny Daniel. How tall is John? Full credit to Dan, though, for not resting on his laurels and continuing to improve his craft and try new things.

  • http://www.last.fm/user/RemusL/ RemusL

    Kirsten: Really? Would he even have gotten the job if he wasn’t Harry Potter? People always complain about the Idol kids getting Broadway jobs, but they can at least sing. Daniel is a pretty average singer.

    Mathew Broderick did win the Tony for that role. Here he is performing the same song on the 94 Tony Awards. He’s not an amazeball singer either, but he’s better than DR and so is his acting for this type of role.

    He probably got the Equus role because of Harry Potter but I think he got THIS role because he garnered such good reviews for Equus.

    Yes, he has an average voice but this role does not require more than that. His overall performance in this number, including singing, dancing and what little we’re shown of his acting, is indeed worthy of nomination, imo.

    But don’t just take my limited musical theater knowledge word for it. He was already nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor In A Musical, losing to Norbert Leo Butz (Catch Me If You Can), who also won this year’s Tony Award.

  • Holden

    Cheers to the awesome guys with 3 names:

    Neil Patrick Harris & Norbert Leo Butz

    It still stinks that Daniel Radcliffe did not receive a nomination, but he proved that he is a force to be reckoned with. His day will definitely come.

  • http://myspace.com/morganmadelynne marymagdalene

    I will say that it was hilarious watching HUGE John Laroquette dancing with tiny Daniel. How tall is John? Full credit to Dan, though, for not resting on his laurels and continuing to improve his craft and try new things.

    According to IMDB.com, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0488662/bio it states that John Larroquette is 6’4 1/2″ tall…

    You are right, Daniel IS tiny! He is only 5’5″… http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0705356/bio

  • Mel1

    Broadway shows always use “name” actors and singers in their shows. It helps with the draw. Many actors who star in these shows are actually out-performed by the not-so-famous Broadway actors/singers who support them.

    With that said, I thought Daniel Radcliffe was remarkable. He looks like a natural dancer, and a natural on stage. Daniel is building quite the resume’ for a 21-year old.

  • Mel1

    Oh, and NPH is a quadruple threat. He can act, sing, dance and host. As we’ve seen from Ann Hathaway and James Franco, not everyone can be great hosts/hostesses (what the heck were the producers thinking?).

  • jeffreythegleek

    Missed seeing Daniel Radcliffe bacause I was watching the Dallas Mavericks win their first NBA Championship (none for you King James), so thanks MJ for putting it here. Who knew he could sing and dance? He has to do something now that he’s no longer Harry Potter. As for not being nominated? Every year there’s a high-profile actor who doesn’t get one, and people go “snub, snub, snub!” The same thing happened to Matthew Broderick. Didn’t get nominated for Biloxi Blues, but came back later and won for this show. Daniel handled it gracefully and Tony voters remember that. He’ll get one evetually.