THE SCREENING ROOM: Performances From the 2012 Tonys, Including Audra McDonald, Neil Patrick Harris and More (Video)
11 Jun 2012
The 66th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, featured performances that highlighted the entire 2011-12 Broadway season, including high-flying newsboys, the actor-musicians of Once and the soaring soprano of Porgy and Bess Tony winner Audra McDonald. Which performance was your favorite?
Performances from the Tony Award-nominated musicals included "Once and For All" and "Seize the Day" from Newsies; "Rise Up!" from Leap of Faith; "The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues" from Follies; "Superstar" from Jesus Christ Superstar; "Gold" from Once; "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "Sweet and Lowdown" from Nice Work If You Can Get It; "And the Money Kept Rolling In (And Out)" from Evita; and a Porgy and Bess medley.
Other performances at the 2012 Tonys included a reappearance from last season's big winner, The Book of Mormon; "Unchained Melody" from Ghost; highlights from this season's plays, including End of the Rainbow, One Man and Peter and the Starcatcher; Corbin Bleu and the cast of Godspell singing from the aisles of the Beacon Theatre; and Oasis of the Seas' cast of Hairspray.
Watch (or re-watch) your favorites from the night!
Last year's Tony-winning musical, The Book of Mormon, opened the show with their performance of "Hello":
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.