PLAYBILL POLL: What Was Your Favorite Performance from the 2014 Tony Awards? Readers Respond

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15 Jun 2014

The 68th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Tony winner Hugh Jackman, were held June 8 at Radio City Music Hall. We wondered what our readers' favorite performances were from this year's ceremony.

Playbill.com polled our readers via Facebook and Twitter. Here are their responses followed by video of the performances.

Click here for Playbill.com's official live blog of the 2014 Tony Awards.

‪Joy Tenenberg-Cook: ‪HEDWIG on Broadway blew me away. It was definitely, to me, the best performance of the night by far! Can't wait to see it on Wednesday!
Lenny Bernal: SUGAR DADDY!
Rebecca Buck: Hedwig
‪Robert Poole: Hedwig, NPH could do no wrong!
@ashleytayytayy: @HedwigOnBway
@TaraBlum2: Hedwig blew me away!
@PlotkinNancy: best performance goes to the Tony Award winner and ultimate host NPH!
@rwbesocute: Hedwig!
@AbFabinAL: @ActuallyNPH sashaying it and telling us about her #sugardaddy as Hedwig!! #carwash

Watch Tony Award winners Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall perform "Sugar Daddy" at the Tonys:

‪Kaho Kidoguchi: Violet. Beautiful music, amazing cast. Just perfect! (:
@samkhawkins: Sutton Foster and the cast of Violet, no doubt!
@SierraGetz: Sutton and the cast of Violet belting their faces off

Watch Sutton Foster and the cast of Violet:

‪Whitney West: I loved Idina Menzel's performance for If/Then, because of the simplicity. It may have not had all the lights and set pieces the others did, but it was still a beautiful performance.
‪Rachel Bartlett: Idina Menzel, no question. THAT's how you do POWERHOUSE.
‪Seth McKenzie: Idina Menzel was amazing!
@CanuHavJoy: Seriously? So many great performances, but Idina killed it! Blown away and have watched it every day since!

Watch Idina Menzel perform "Always Starting Over" on the Tonys:

‪Nathan Bottorff: Jessie Mueller and Carole King singing together! A classic moment!
‪The He Said She Said Experience: Beautiful!
Jeffrey Karasarides: Seeing both Jessie Mueller & Carole King performing onstage together!
‪R. Scott Reedy: Carole King with Jessie Mueller and the cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

Watch Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller perform with the real-life music icon she portrays, Carole King:

‪Patricia Ptrish Sigmond: A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder I never saw or heard about show and when I saw the number I was like I want to see that if it was on tour or if I ever go to Broadway and it's still open
@gladlyimbradley: @GentlemansGuide
@TewKhuteKiara: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. ��I've Decided To Marry You�� @GentlemansGuide

Watch the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder:

@dani_jean13: Les Mis one day more! ������
@havalynne: I loved #LesMizBway. The @GentlemansGuide impressed me and #FindingNeverland had my fav #SYTYCD winner.
@uv2tap65: Les Miz led by Ramin Karimloo.
@bubblybubba: Definitely Les Miz - great to see a classic reimagined with incredible talent.
@leiarimes: Les Miserables with @raminkarimloo One Day More was fantastic!

Watch the cast of Les Misérables perform "One Day More":

@Matthew_daniel_: My favorite was either Hedwig, Violet, or Aladdin.
@NY_dee: Aladdin. I had brushed it off as just another kids show. Then James Monroe Iglehart & his energy just blew me away.
@kesspeak: most definitely @aladdin. so skillfully done, and such amazing performers.
@JenniferSo129: ~ They were all so amazing! I loved #Aladdin! I saw a test show in 2007 in DL, & I'm so excited it's on stage! ✨����

Watch Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart and the cast of Aladdin:

@danceplug: loved @AfterMidnightNY
@DanceOnNetwork: most definitely @AfterMidnightNY !!!

Watch Fantasia Barrino, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle and the cast of After Midnight:

@cirque88: Ugh! There's so many great performances! I like @AfterMidnightNY @aladdin & #FindingNeverland.

Watch Jennifer Hudson perform a preview of Finding Neverland:

@ladydenary: T.I., LL Cool J, and Hugh Jackman rapping from The Music Man

Watch the three men rap here:

@errstephens: @GentlemansGuide and @WICKED_Musical were both incredible.
@kutie5426: Wicked was spectacular!!!!!!!

Watch Christine Dwyer and Jenni Barber perform "For Good":