DIVA TALK: The 10 Best Moments of the 68th Annual Tony Awards

By Andrew Gans
13 Jun 2014



Best Hugh Jackman Moment
Hugh Jackman, who oozes talent and charm, had a bit of fun singing to the nominees in the Best Leading Actress in a Play category, but it was his dancing with the actresses nominated for their leading roles in musicals that I found particularly enjoyable. It was great fun to see how all five gifted artists — Mary Bridget Davies, Sutton Foster, Idina Menzel, Jessie Mueller and Kelli O'Hara — reacted to dancing (or some form thereof) with host Jackman. Even if they were acting, it was still worth seeing these Broadway favorites become a touch starstruck.

Most Historical Moment
Congratulations to the super talent that is Audra McDonald for making history in not one, but two ways June 8: becoming the first actor to win six competitive Tony Awards and the only actor to win prizes in all four acting categories. If you've yet to check out McDonald's uncanny embodiment of the late Billie Holiday, be sure to get thee to Circle in the Square.

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Well, that's all for now. Happy diva-watching! E-mail questions or comments to agans@playbill.com.

Diva Talk runs every other week on Playbill.com. Senior editor Andrew Gans also pens the weekly columns Their Favorite Things and Stage Views.