Live Blogging the 61st Annual Tony Awards (Part III)

I’m terribly prolific, I know.

Back to the show …

Rainn Wilson, Claire Danes (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images via

Rainn Wilson & Claire Danes present the award for Best Featured Actress in a Play.

Laura Finkelstein & I have spent many a Friday morning dissecting Wilson’s Thursday evening performance in “The Office” & I’m sad to be seeing my office (pun intended) buddy go.

Whoa, lost myself there for a sec, but am shocked back to reality by the thin frame of Danes & am wondering how she has managed to carry the stunning diamond bracelet she is sporting across the stage.

Winner: A very understated Jennifer Ehle, wearing a simple, diamond tennis bracelet. No earrings. Classic, long, sleeved/bodest dress suit. Very elegant.

61st Annual Tony Awards At Radio City Music Hall – Show (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images via

Performance by the cast of Mary Poppins
I had forgotten how modest Mary is. She is completely covered. Gloves & all, no adornment whatsoever. I guess when traisping about with chimney sweeps your best best is to keep it simple & your skin protected.

A Year in Plays Montage (9:09pm-9:11pm)
Did you know that 12.3 million tickets to Broadway performances were sold this year? Well now you do; it’s a new record!

Liev Schreiber, Cynthia Nixon (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images via

Best Director of a Play
Cynthia Nixon – the Emmy-winning “Sex and the City” star who has appeared on Broadway regularly since 1980, and who won the 2006 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for Rabbit Hole presents with Liev Schreiber – filmmaker, performer, and past-Tony winner who is a nominee for his current performance in Eric Bogosian’s (another Obie grad, class of ‘76) Talk Radio.

The Coast of Utopia is now tied with Spring Awakening at 3 Tony’s a piece.

Nixon was looking stunning. With such beautiful skin, she is one of the few who can carry off such a deep neck-line sans a necklace. I’m not able to see her earring very well behind her signature red hair. I’ll be sure to update tomorrow anything that I may have missed.

Eddie Izzard is up next, he’s not my cup.

Who Were They Wearing?
Keyshia Cole
Tichina Arnold
Julie Christie
Jennifer Hudson
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Jennifer Garner
Roselyn Sanchez
Hilary Swank
Natasha Bedingfield
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Heidi Klum
At the 8th Annual Latin Grammy Awards
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Halle Berry
Britney Spears
Kristin Cavallari
Anjelica Huston
Jessica Alba
Ali Larter
At the 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Hayden Panettiere
Serena Williams
Serena Williams
Kelly Carlson
At the 61st Annual Tony Awards

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