Broadway.com wasn't the only Twitter page blowing up during the first ever Audience Choice Awards ceremony on May 15. Presenters Lin-Manuel Miranda and Audra McDonald, nominee Kerry Butler and host Vanessa Williams made sure to take time during the event to let their fans in on the fun. With a starry red carpet, swanky pre-show cocktail reception, hilarious awards ceremony and wild after-party, there was no shortage of excitement for the Broadway stars in attendance.
Here's what the stars had to say on Twitter as they posted throughout the night:
"About to go on stage to host @broadwaycom awards @ the Allen Room! " - Vanessa Williams before the ceremony begins
"Mark my words...@Broadwaycom's Audience Choice Awards ceremony is going to become the Golden Globes of Bway. So much fun" - Audience Choice Awards presenter Audra McDonald
"Had the most brilliant time tonight presenting with [Audra McDonald] for Broadway.com!!!!! Unforgettable and fun evening!!" - Master Class star and Audience Choice Awards presenter Sierra Boggess
"Sister Act won the @Broadwaycom Audience Awards!!! Wow! Thank you to all the lovely fans and everyone who voted! I love my show so much!" - Sister Act star Patina Miller
"So many Broadway stars! Norbert Leo Butz, Judith Light, John Larroquette, Aaron Tveit, Kerry Butler, Sutton Foster, etc!!!!!" - Rain star Steve Landes
"Just had the best time at the Broadway.com Audience Awards." - Audience Choice Awards presenter Karen Olivo
"Thank you to everyone who voted for me and got me nominated for the Broadway.com award!! It was the most fun award show!" - Catch Me If You Can star Kerry Butler
"Loved receiving my award from you last night #gayboydreamsintoreality" - Priscilla Queen of the Desert star Nick Adams tells presenter Audra McDonald. "Well I LOVED being the one who got to hand it to you!!!" - McDonald responded.
"My hero [Lin-Manuel Miranda] just stole Vanessa Williams' cheeseburger and gave it to me. He is the most handsome man in this room." - Broadway director and Audience Choice Awards guest Jen Bender
Take a look at some of the pictures the stars tweeted from the night:
Host Vanessa Williams gets ready backstage before the show begins.
Double Priscilla winner Nick Adams shows off his two trophies.
Presenter Gavin Creel scopes out the auditorium before the show starts.