Leslie Odom Jr. hosted the display, which was light-weight on awards, significant on musical performances.
CBS’ choice to existing just three Tony Awards on its key-time exclusive The Tony Awards Existing: Broadway’s Back again! may well have induced some harm feelings in the Broadway community, but it resulted in an enormously entertaining exclusive for the relaxation of us – a demonstrate that was jam-packed with songs.
Significantly of the tunes in the very first half of the demonstrate would have been common even to fans who believe of “Dancing Queen” and “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Evening)” as wonderful Broadway tunes. It’s not (just) that the producers of Broadway’s Back experienced their eye on scores: This year, for the first time in Tony record, all 3 nominees for very best musical have been jukebox musicals – Moulin Rouge! the Musical (which received), Jagged Very little Capsule and Tina! The Tina Turner Musical. So we heard highlights from all three of these demonstrates – “Lady Marmalade,” Alanis Morissette’s “Ironic” and “All I Actually Want,” and a couple of Turner’s signature hits, respectively.
In addition, David Byrne done Speaking Heads’ 1983 strike “Burning Down the House,” from David Byrne’s American Utopia, which won a special Tony Award.