Tonight's Tony Awards musical performances kick off with a number from Something Rotten!
The show stars Brian d'Arcy James
(a 2015 nominee for Best Actor in a Musical) and John Cariani
as the Bottom brothers, a pair of struggling writers who, with the help of a soothsayer (Brad Oscar
, nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Musical), try to outdo their arch nemesis William Shakespeare
, also nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Musical) by bringing the world's first musical to the stage. Casey Nicholaw
directs and choreographs and is nominated in both categories. Hear a tune from the cast recording
of the show.