Photos by Bruce Glikas
On Tony night, Broadway stars pull out all the stops in the latest designer gowns, crisp tuxedoes and to-die-for accessories. After watching dozens of celebs walk the red carpet at Radio City Music Hall before the ceremony, Broadway.com selected our top five fashionistas, plus three fabulously dressed actors. Vogue, take note!
1. Patina Miller
Now this is a ball gown! Designer Zac Posen seems to have been inspired by the Impressionists in this runway look worn by the Best Actress winner. The blue-gray chiffon underlayer is awash in a flower motif, with a layer of sheer netting on top. Of course, it’s strapless—do you think the Pippin star would cover up those incredible arms?—the better to show off Fred Leighton drop earrings and a serpent-shaped bangle.
2. Annaleigh Ashford
Talk about a blonde bombshell! The Kinky Boots nominee continues her winning fashion ways with an award-worthy gold gown by Jordana Warmflash for NOVIS, the young designer who has dressed Ashford for every awards season event. It’s a look that manages to be both youthful and classic, and Ashford accessorizes it with to-die-for drop earrings and cuff bracelet from the society jeweler Verdura.
3. Anna Kendrick
Remember when 12-year-old Anna Kendrick was nominated for a Tony for High Society? Fifteen years later, she’s all grown up and looking smashing in a black and navy Donna Karan Atelier gown. Side ruffles have the potential to read as "flamenco dancer," but this dress is effortlessly lovely, and the sweetheart neckline and Kendrick’s simple updo couldn’t be better.
4. Judith Light
White is Judith Light’s lucky color, and the Assembled Parties star took home her second Featured Actress Tony in a row in Zac Posen’s stunning straight-from-the-runway sculptural satin gown. The dress, which has a futuristic look, includes a flowing train and is fabulously age-appropriate for the chic actress, who completes the ensemble with Verdura jewels.
5. Laura Osnes
She wears William Ivey Long’s Tony-winning white princess costumes eight times a week, so the Cinderella star was ready for a sophisticated change—and boy, did she achieve it, in Randi Rahm’s black strapless gown with an embroidered floral bodice, plus Kentshire jewelry. The Best Actress nominee managed to be both chic and effortlessly beautiful, with a fairytale look all her own.
BONUS! A TRIO OF DAPPER DUDES
We love a man in a classic black tuxedo, and nobody rocked that look better than Motown Best Featured Actor nominee Charl Brown, who donned a Valentino tux jazzed up with a bow tie from Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s “Tie the Knot” collection benefitting marriage equality.
How can we not give a shout-out to Broadway’s most fashion-forward actor? Macbeth star Alan Cumming took to the red carpet in a white double-breasted Lanvin linen suit and shoes, pink-tipped tie and 50s rocker hair.
We’re definitely ready for a First Date with Broadway newcomer Zachary Levi, who wore a gorgeous midnight blue Bruno Cucinelli tux with matching bow tie and oh-so-dapper striped pocket square. Looking good, Zachary!