Mic Drops! Speeches! Songs! Playbill Staff Shares Favorite Moments from 2013 Tony Awards

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11 Jun 2013

Neil Patrick Harris and the cast of Bring It On
Photo by CBS

MICHAEL GIOIA, Playbill.com Staff Writer

When the cast of Bring It On took the stage to perform "It's All Happening," it was so exciting to see a group of Broadway newcomers—some of whom I've gotten to know and are amazing individuals—take the stage at the Tony Awards. Moments like that—when people who made their Broadway debut this season are singing the words "It's All Happening" on national television—make me believe that anything is possible.

I audibly screamed in the press room when I saw the faces of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul when they were announced in the category of Best Original Score. To see them beaming from their Tony nomination and their season of success left me so hopeful for new music and a new generation of musical theatre. Although they didn't win this year, accolades will be thrown their way in the near future—I'm sure!

And, of course, my all-time favorite moment of the 2013 Tony Awards was when Audra McDonald dropped the mic. 'Nuff said. (Follow the genius who created a Twitter account for her mic at @AudraMcDsMic… I have been cracking up since the curtain dropped.)


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