Welcome to the Tony Awards, theater kweens!
Best Dressed: MATT BOMER, JIM PARSONS, ANDREW RANNELLS, and ZACHARY QUINTO
tuxedos by Paul Smith
The titular Boys in the Band, all wearing Paul Smith, offered up everything I desire in red carpet menswear – bold colors, perfect fits, snazzy bow ties, and hot gays. What else are the Tony Awards even about? “Best of the best” goes to Andrew Rannells, looking delectable in emerald, and bonus points to Jim Parsons, who looks so chic, I didn’t even notice the boot on his leg until the tenth time I saw this photo.
Runner-Up: RACHEL BROSNAHAN
gown by Dolce & Gabbana, jewelry by Fred Leighton
Mrs. Maisel has never looked so marvelous. I adore this entire look, but the earrings and the poofy shoulders are my favorite details.
Honorable Mention: SARA BAREILLES
gown by J. Mendel
Sara did a lovely job co-hosting with Josh Groban – I’m sad we didn’t get a showstopping opening number, but they were warm and sweet and funny in their own low-key way. Plus, Sara looked incredible in every outfit she wore on stage, and slayed even harder on the red carpet in this stunning princess gown.
gown by Carolina Herrera
She looks dynamite in this color, which I will categorize as halfway between fire-engine red and neon strawberry. It’s hard to look this effortless and still be formal enough for a giant ball gown, but Condola did it. Add a simple necklace and a slightly bolder lip color, and it would be total perfection.
gown by Giambattista Valli
Carey’s still doing that thing where she styles herself like she’s in her mid-fifties staging a comeback, but this time, it actually worked for me. The print is gorgeous, and I adore the drapey sleeves.
jewelry by Fred Leighton
Cynthia’s become one of my favorite stars to watch on the red carpet, because her attention to detail is truly unmatched. You think you’re just getting a gorgeous Morticia Addams gown, but then you take in the makeup and the jewelry and that fucking iconic manicure, and the look reaches a whole new level.
suit by Alexandre Vauthier, jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz
Christine Baranski in a crisp white tux is peak Tony Awards. I live for this shit.
gown by Cristina Ottaviano
I fully gasped when Uzo hit the stage in this. She now owns this shade of marigold. It’s trademarked. It’s over. Everybody go home.
A classic gown with a slightly sporty vibe – Laurie could not have chosen better. This is an absolute dream on her.
Mean Girls‘ own Regina George definitely did her character proud, serving rich-girl-glam, and a half-cape just for fun. Love the purse; not sold on the shoes.
I wish he’d worn a plaid.
gown by Thom Browne
The dress looks like it weighs forty pounds, but I’m always excited to see Tina in something that isn’t black and basic. This glittering fabric is much more head-turning than she usually opts for, and I hope she dips a toe in these waters more often.
gown by Valentino
It’s a nice enough dress, but someone’s gotta tell her makeup artist to ease up on the lower-lid eyeliner.
jumpsuit by Atelier Versace, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti
Kerry Washington is one of maybe seven people on earth who can pull this off. It’s admittedly weird as hell, but I don’t hate seeing this aesthetic, which I will call David Bowie’s hologram performing on Mars in the year 2318, on the Tonys red carpet.
SCHUYLER HELFORD and JOSH GROBAN
Love that Josh opted for a color; wish he had gone for a better fit. And neatened up that beard just a little bit.
jumpsuit by Michael Kors
I adore Tiffany, but this look is only okay.
This is just the wrong dress for her. It’s sheer and girly and very fashion-conscious, none of which particularly suits her practical cool-girl vibe. Tatiana doesn’t look at home in it.
gown by Brock Collection
Would have loved it in a color, with a slightly better fit in the bodice. But God, that smile. She’s an absolute joy.
NIKKI M. JAMES
An important lesson for us all: it’s hard to wear this many gold pailettes without looking like a Christmas ornament.
PABLO SALINAS and TITUSS BURGESS
Tituss Burgess needs to host this shit already. That opening number would be LEGENDARY.
gown by Zac Posen
Get out of here with those clip-on bangs. Where do you think you are, the MTV Movie Awards?
Rachel Bloom tweeted a few weeks ago asking for mediocre drawings of Stephen Sondheim smoking a joint… and then wore that drawing on a tee shirt to the Tony Awards. Do I find that fucking hilarious? Absolutely. Do I still hate this outfit? You’re damn right I do. Do I still want Rachel Bloom to host everything and also do a duet with me? Of course.
gown by Georges Chakra
AMY SCHUMER and CHRIS FISCHER
gown by Brandon Maxwell