As the Broadway community gathered at Radio City Music Hall on June 9 to see who would win at the Tony Awards, they also took to social media in celebration of the theatre and their community. From the winners expressing their gratitude to behind-the-scenes moments during commercial breaks, take a look at what was buzzing during Broadway's biggest night.
For more inside scoop, analysis of the winners, news from the press room and more from the 2019 Tony Awards, visit Playbill.com/TonyAwards.
To my @TheCherShow family... I truly love you guys. @TealWicks @micaeladiamond_ , we are ONE! I lost my place (and a bit of my mind) up there tonight when giving my speech, but please know my heart is yours and I am so grateful for/ to you guys. ❤️ Thank you.— Stephanie J. Block (@StephanieJBlock) June 10, 2019
I owe a huge karmic debt to my parents, who had a similar dream of being performers. I would be a triple crown winner. I won #OuterCriticsCircle, #DramaDesk, & w/ @TheTonyAwards, that would be my karmic debt paid in full.— André De Shields (@Andre_DeShields) June 10, 2019
Bravo to @octarell, @heidibschreck, @mrJamesGraham, Jez & Taylor Mac for speaking so beautifully about their work & the world last night.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 10, 2019
Imagine how wonderful these wordsmith’s PLAYS are!@TheTonyAwards, next year, show us a bit of the plays?
(You used to, you can do it again)
Dear @SergioATrujillo and @rachelchavkin , please know that your speeches gave me so much hope for our community. I am sure your words are now imbedded indelibly in the minds and hearts of countless young immigrants, POCs and women. Bravo! I deeply bow to both of you. pic.twitter.com/wpM9dvPaF1— clint ramos (@clintramos) June 10, 2019
Congratulations to @BryanCranston on his Tony Award tonight, to @celiakb of #tokillamockingbird and to Billy Porter for his show stopping, off-air rendition of EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES. You had to be there.— Jeff Daniels (@Jeff_Daniels) June 10, 2019
All I can think of is how much our mom would have lost her mind knowing that you just won your first Tony Award for playing her one her all time favorite strong female characters in literature. She, much like me, is so damn proud of you @celiakb! ��#TonyAwards pic.twitter.com/zwZ9CNp3aa— Andrew Keenan-Bolger (@KeenanBlogger) June 10, 2019
STEPHANIE J. BLOCK=
TONY AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
The Cher Show pic.twitter.com/ZWVy8q8QGO— Cher (@cher) June 10, 2019
Our very own Michael McElroy on the Red Carpet! We couldn’t be prouder of this beautiful human. Congratulations to everyone nominated tonight!❤️✨ pic.twitter.com/jjb2s372UX— Broadway Insp Voices (@BIVoices) June 10, 2019
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OK I just have to say I was so proud of this guy last night. He had an amazing time at @thetonyawards , and didn’t want to leave! What an unforgettable night- thank you so much to everyone who supported Boys in the Band night on Broadway. Im so happy for Mart Crowley! Thank you @armani and @jeanneyangstyle for all of tour help, and @jcrew for keeping Henry looking sharp. And to @melissaadelaide for the grooming.
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Pumpin' out of the @thelowellhotel on my way to the @thetonyawards in my custom @orelbrodtdesigns encrusted @swarovski pumps! ��: @santiagraphy⠀ Style: @sammyratelle for @rrrcreative Agency Styling Assistants: @ashleymarienyc & @theetanishawilliams ⠀ Grooming: @lasonyagunter⠀ Manicurist: @courtneyfosterbeauty⠀ Custom Dress: @celestinocouture ⠀ Fine Jewelry: @oscarheyman ⠀ Custom Shoes: @orelbrodtdesigns⠀ Custom Bag: @emmkuony Custom Eyewear: @mercuranyc
To everyone involved in the creation of this season’s broadway shows CONGRATULATIONS! Especially our unsong heroes: Crew, Dressers, swings, ushers, box office, stage door, security, stage managers, PR, day workers, just to name a few. BWY wouldn’t exist without you THANK YOU!!— LilliCooper (@LilliCooper) June 9, 2019
As this year’s Broadway season symbolically ends, I just want to congratulate every human being who made theater anywhere this year. What a hard and beautiful thing we are so lucky to do. Tonight is a CELEBRATION! Much love! ��— Gideon Glick (@gidglick) June 9, 2019
Happy @TheTonyAwards Day to all of the theater world!! To those working tonight at the awards may you have fun, be present for every delicious second of it, remember why you do what you do, and have pizza awaiting you at the end of the night! �� ❤️������— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) June 9, 2019