With flash bulbs flashing and tape recorders recording, the stars made their way through a maze of media outlets, stopping only to congratulate each other and have a bite of food before being whisked away to the next interview. At left, nominees Gary Beach (La Cage aux Folles), Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and The Light in the Piazza's Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark bask in the limelight for a few moments. Below, the contingencies from the 14-times nominated Monty Python's Spamalot (led by Tim Curry, Hank Azaria and Eric Idle) and the revival of Sweet Charity (lead by Christina Applegate) are seen in the photo area of the event.
For a complete list of the nominees click here.
The 2005 Tony Awards will be broadcast on June 5 by CBS, with Hugh Jackman as host for the second straight year.
Photos by Aubrey Reuben