As the award season comes to a close Broadway’s biggest stars arrived to the 2016 Tony Awards dressed to perfection and ready for their close ups. Sunday evening was about more than just the awards ceremony celebrating the year’s best musicals, plays, performances and other achievements in theater. It also served as one of the best-dressed red carpet moments in this years awards history.
Broadway stars like Lupita Nyong’o (a consistent favorite of ours on the red carpet) and Laura Benanti opted for form fitting hand-embroidered gowns with a floral-print motif. Not only did Broadway’s finest arrive in their best, but also actors and super models (best known for their off-Broadway work) pulled out all the stops on the red carpet. Highlight's include supermodel Joan Smalls, who brought the sexy to the red carpet with a ravishing, Altuzarra gown with a deep plunging neckline and a complimenting demure smoky eye.
The evening also honored the renowned success of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking production, Hamilton, which took home a whopping 11 Tony awards. The show also paid tribute to the victims of the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The public acknowledgment of the horrific event demonstrated that the people of Broadway are much more than actors, singers and dancers on the big stages of New York's 42nd street - displaying that they have an affirmation of life that extends beyond them and is inclusive to the horrors and miracles that our society faces. First time Tony's host James Corden, commenced the show with a heart-felt message for the Orlando victims: "Your tragedy is our tragedy. Theater is a place where every race, creed, sexuality, and gender is equal, embraced and loved. Hate will never win."
In an industry curated by culture, music and dance, the wardrobes and styling of the performers play a vital role in the production. Whether they’re dressed like mythical, historical or present day characters, we cant image them passing up the opportunity to where their own show stopping looks to this star studded event. We’ve rounded up our top 10 favorite looks from the 70th annual Tony Awards, scroll down to see who made the cut.
Lupita Nyong'o wearing Boss
Laura Benanti wearing Oscar De La Renta
Danielle Brooks wearing Derek Lam
Joan Smalls wearing Altuzarra
Cate Blanchett wearing Louis Vuitton
Mary Elizabeth Winstead wearing Zuhair Murad
Sophie Okonedo wearing Zac Posen
Jordan Dunn wearing Zac Posen
Lucy Liu wearing Zuhair Murad Couture
Michelle Williams wearing Louis Vuitton
What was you favorite look of the night?
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