It was Hamilton’s night of course, but the Tony Awards had a major cause for celebration, too, celebrating 70 years of honoring the best of Broadway. In addition to the class of 2016 Tony Nominees, the show, held at the Beacon Theater, featured appearances by Cate Blanchett, Claire Danes, Common, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Glenn Close, Josh Groban, Jake Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, James Earl Jones, Daniel Dae Kim, Carole King, Diane Lane, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Lucy Liu, Bebe Neuwirth, Saoirse Ronan, Keri Russell, Meg Ryan, Barbra Streisand, and Oprah Winfrey.
Anna Wintour attended too. The Vogue editor famously became involved with the Tonys last year with the idea of upping the fashion quotient for an Awards show that typically embraced an idiosyncratic dress style. There were models in top designer gowns, and a bit of a hubbub when those models drew a lot of the paparrazi’s attention. Wintour’s participation seemed a bit more low key this year, although Vogue reportedly dressed “selected” nominees. And while we don’t know who they were (with the exception of host James Corden, who said Vogue helped with his attire), we thought the Wintour effect was felt far and wide, with guests and nominees looking more stylish than ever.
Judge for yourself.