The casts of the biggest shows this past season sang and danced at Radio City Music Hall June 9 to celebrate the 73rd Annual Tony Awards.
Shortly after the James Corden-led opening number, Derrick Baskin, Jeremy Pope, Ephraim Sykes, James Harkness, and Jawan M. Jackson performed a medley from Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations. The quintet and the show’s ensemble sang “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me),” and “I Can’t Get Next to You.”
Michael Dorsey and Dorothy Michaels both appeared on stage as Tony winner Santino Fontana performed "Unstoppable" from Tootsie. Fontana was joined by Andy Grotelueschen and the company of the musical adaptation of the '80s comedy.
Alex Brightman, as the title character in Beetlejuice, sang his opening number “The Whole Being Dead Thing,” but not before Leslie Kritzer and company did their possessed take on the beloved “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” sequence.
The Prom took over the Tony Awards when Caitlin Kinnunen, Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel, and others performed a medley of the show’s two high-energy songs" “Tonight Belongs to You” and “It’s Time to Dance.”
Choir Boy, which was nominated for Best Play, saw the boys of Charles R. Drew Prep School sang a rousing a cappella rendition of “Rockin’ Jerusalem,” led by Pope (who previously performed as part of the Ain't Too Proud company).
Fans of Hadestown were surely wondering what song the show would perform. Viewers were treated to “Wait for Me,” highlighting the individual strengths of the five main performers: Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada, Amber Gray, André De Shields, and Patrick Page.
The famous Cole Porter number “Too Darn Hot,” sung by Kiss Me, Kate company member James T. Lane, sizzled as he tapped with Corbin Bleu, danced with Adrienne Walker, and sweated with te show’s ensemble.