The temp was hot and the red carpet was even hotter at last night’s Tony Awards, where Broadway’s finest were fêted by top names in theater, fashion, music, and beyond. The carpet and white flower wall backdrop stretched a block and half along 6th Avenue before leading guests inside Radio City Music Hall (the show returned home!), with guests including host Kevin Spacey, Scarlett Johansson, Andrew Rannells, Glenn Close, Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde, Sally Field, Tina Fey, Cynthia Nixon, Uma Thurman, Anna Wintour, Bee Shaffer, Jenna Lyons, Orlando Bloom, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Sarah Paulson, Candice Swanepoel, and more. In case you missed it, the big winners of the night were Hello, Dolly! and Dear Evan Hansen. Find the rest of the major wins, here.
We caught up with winner for Best Book of a Musical, Dear Evan Hansen’s Steven Levenson, before he found out the big news. “On Sundays, I usually go grocery shopping—it’s often one of the few nights of the week where I cook. And Veep is on! Normally I’d be asleep by 9:30, so this is very different!” the writer said on how he typically spends Sunday nights. The other musical that made buzz last night? Hello, Dolly!, bien sûr, and its inimitable leading lady Bette Midler. When we asked Levenson who should step in when Midler completes her show run in the next few weeks, he quipped, “Can anyone replace Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly!?'” Well put!
Also walking the red carpet, wearing an ensemble of her own design, was nominee for best costume design, Paloma Young—she’s best known for dressing the cast for Josh Groban’s musical The Great Comet as well as Bandstand. “I wanted my dress to be a little bit of both worlds,” she told us. “I’m using really unconventional fabric—a giant satin plaid comforter in Great Comet green. I do a lot of a criss-cross ’40s sundress looks in Bandstand, so I did that but with cocktail fabrics for my top. So I’m Bandstand on the top and Comet on the bottom!”
Check out our best-dressed picks from the Tonys red carpet, here.