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Countdown to the Tony’s: The Tony Honors Cocktail Party

Countdown to the Tony’s: The Tony Honors Cocktail Party
Tony Honors Cocktail Party

Inside the event

At the Paramount Hotel the Tony Honors Cocktail Party had the brightest stars on Broadway. T2C gets ready for a countdown that will end with us bringing you live coverage from inside the Pressroom and Red Carpet.

Tony Awards

The 2016 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre goes to three distinguished Broadway veterans: entertainment lawyer Seth Gelblum, master vocal coach Joan Lader, and costume shop proprietor Sally Ann Parsons. These honors are presented at the Tony Honors Cocktail Party, a private cocktail reception at the Paramount Hotel’s Diamond Horseshoe. The American Theatre Wing’s 70th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Tony Award winner James Corden, will air on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 12, 2016 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City.

Lupine Wyong'o, Liesl Tommy

Lupita Nyong’o and Liesl Tommy

Among the guests was Best actress in a play nominee Lupita Nyong’o, who looked radiant as she posed with her director Liesl Tommy. Lupine goes head to head with Jessica Lange, Laurie Metcalf, Michelle Williams and Sophie Okonedo.

Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange

Sophie Okonedo

Sophie Okonedo

Her two co-stars  in Eclipsed Saycon Sengbloh and Pascale Armand will be competing in the Best Supporting Actress category against Megan Hilty, Andrea Martin and Jayne Houdyshell.

Pascale Armand, Saycon Sengbloh, Lupine Nyong'o

Pascale Armand, Saycon Sengbloh, Lupita Nyong’o

Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin

The Danai Gurira drama closes June 19th and following its 17-week run at the Golden Theatre, Eclipsed will play a limited engagement next spring at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre. Eclipsed made history as the first play on Broadway to be written, directed, and performed entirely by women.

Eclipsed, Sarah Paulsen, Lupita Nyong'o

On Sunday, Wyong’o and the cast were surprised backstage by Sarah Paulson.

The Color Purple Star Cynthia Erivo posed with Pascale Armand and Best Supporting Actress for a Musical Nominee Adrienne Warren. Co-Star Danielle Brooks is also up for the award as is Jane Krakowski and Renee Elise Goldsberry.

Pascale Armand, Cynthia Erivo, Adrienne Warren

Pascale Armand, Cynthia Erivo, Adrienne Warren with a photo bomb by Savion Glover

Danielle Brooks

Danielle Brooks

Adrienne Warren

Adrienne Warren

Jane Krakowski

Jane Krakowski

Renee Elise Goldsberry

Renee Elise Goldsberry

The Color Purple, Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey showed her love for The Color Purple gang.
The adorable and Drama Desk winner Christopher Fitzgerald showed his impish smile.

Christopher Fitzgerald

Christopher Fitzgerald

But of course this year the Tony’s is all about Hamilton and The Humans.

Lin Manuel Miranda

Lin Manuel Miranda and Wife

Leslie Odom Jr.

Leslie Odom Jr.

Phillipa Soo

Phillipa Soo

Daveed Diggs

Daveed Diggs

Reed Birney

Reed Birney

 

 

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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