13 Things Learned from the Tony Awards

On Sunday, June 11, primetime CBS was home to the 67th Annual Tony Awards to celebrate the past season in theater. Awards were given to the deserving theater actors, some who we’ve never heard of, but others who are veterans to the stage and screen. Although this night is known to be filled with obnoxiously entertaining performances and voices that will leave Blake Shelton gasping in his red spin-chair, there is still room to pass judgments for Sunday night’s airing.

1. Almost every child actor in New York probably has a job this current theater season (Matilda: The Musical; Annie: The Musical; A Christmas Story: The Musical).

2. Therefore, every adult working on Broadway is collectively singing “Little Girls” from Anne: The Musical.

3. Jane Lynch is a very tall Ms. Hannigan.


4. But part of you still wants to see that musical.


5. Neil Patrick Harris should host your life and it should probably have a musical number.


6. There will always be some problem with the microphone.

7. But, it’s okay because The Tony Awards is probably the most down-to-earth award show in the entire season.


8. The show can’t air without at least one person dressing in drag.


9. Apparently, movies turning into musicals is still a thing: Annie: The Musical, Matilda: The Musical, A Christmas Story: The Musical, and Bring It On: The Musical.

10. Bernadette Peters will be there.

11. The Phantom of the Opera is still going because “Love Never Dies” (the show is currently celebrating 25 years on Broadway).


12. A show called Kinky Boots can win an award.


13. Finally, there are apparently more theater lovers – or Neil Patrick Harris hosting lovers – out there than last year. The broadcast went from 6.01 million viewers in 2012 to 7.24 million in 2013.

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