Thursday Tunes: The Tony Awards

musical theaterOn Sunday evening was the Tony Awards on CBS.

The show was hosted by Neal Patrick Harris.  He again did a great job.  I think he is funny and can also sing.

I enjoyed seeing the musical numbers from several of the shows — like Cinderella, Annie, and Motown (or something like that) among a few others.

My brother and his family had just seen Cinderella on Broadway a few days before the awards show aired.  They got to meet the cast members, so it was really cool for them to see the cast again.

I am glad that Cyndi Lauper won a Tony.  She was genuinely appreciative and surprised that she won.  I have always like her quirkiness and musical talent.  My favorite song she recorded is “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”

One of the highlights of the night was a song performed by Megan Hilty and two other actors whose names I can’t remember.  They performed the spoof with Harris about being on television shows that have been cancelled.  All four of these actors have been on TV and on Broadway, so it was funny and very well performed.

Hilty’s show, Smash, was one of my favorites and I was very sad that it was cancelled.  It was a lot of fun to see what it takes to put a Broadway show together.  I really liked all of the cast and loved the music.   I just wish the networks would give shows longer to find their audience — especially when they keep moving the show from one night to another.

I don’t know about you, but I love musical theater and plays.  There is nothing like the thrill of being in the audience of live theater.  And, I have been in my share of shows on an amateur level and have LOVED them.

So, I enjoyed celebrating all of the people who perform 8 shows a week on Broadway.

In years past, I have been happy to see this awards show gain more popularity.  It is great to have these fine singers, actors, dancers and all those behind the scenes being more well-known outside of New York City.

I wonder if I will see another Broadway show!  I sure hope so.  I loved the one that I saw in 1986 — CATS.

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