They just THREE numbers from “Beautiful” with Carole King herself introducing then dueting with Jessie Mueller, who will now win Best Actress in a Musical for sure.
The audience gave it a standing O.
Neil Patrick Harris, of course, won “Best Actor in a Musical” as I predicted. And he gave a very nice speech then kissed his fiancee (still not married after 8 years) David Burtka ON THE MOUTH! Just when you think the Tonys can’t get any gayer. They get gay-er.
That standing ovation for Carole King and Jessie Mueller now has me worried…Does this mean that ALLLL those people, potentially Tony Voters, voted for “Beautiful” as Best Musical?!?
“Hedwig” just won Best Revival of a Musical. I think it’s won four now, Best Revival, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Best Sound Design of a Musical.
“A Gentleman’s Guide…” just won Best Costumes. Which makes it three wins so far? Best Director, Best Book and Best Costumes….
“Hedwig” now also just won Best Lighting Design of a Musical, so that’s five!
Hugh is now singing and dancing with each of the five Best Actresses in a Musical. In. The.Audience…It works.
Jessie Mueller WINS! Thanks her parents AND Carole King!Very, very nice emotional speech. Yup. She’s a star.