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

9:45pm
Sam Waterston, “Mr. Law & Order” himself & Felicity Huffman of TransAmerica and “Desperate Housewives,” who appeared on Broadway in David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow present Best Revival of a Play.

Adornment: Huffman, perscription glasses & a gold pinky ring.

Winner: Journey’s End

Our production editor, Maria Reyes, sold me on Liev in Talk Radio but I had no personal stake in this category.

In Memoriam (9:48pm – 9:50pm)
Tommy Tune sings the fallen Betty Comden’s work from The Will Rogers Follies. (For a full list of others we have lost this year click here.)

Best Performance of a Leading Actress in a Play
Presented by Brian Dennehy – a Tony Award-winner as Best Actor in a Play for his performances in Death of a Salesman (1999) and Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2003). He is currently appearing in Inherit the Wind.

He was unforgettable in Salesman, I was speechless after the performance & took the bus all the way to and from Oberlin to see it, by myself. It was 14 hours by Greyhound, both ways & worth every second of screaming children & annoying cellphone conversations.

Audra also presented (she had changed since the red carpet) and was in a regal shade of purple, with small, drop, circular earrings and a simple chain necklace with a singular gemstone off-set by pounds of fake hair.


Julie White (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images http://www.viewimages.com)

Winner: Julie White, who was clearly shocked to win. She was in a playful, floral summer dress, which made it clear, aside from her hilarious acceptance speech, that she really didn’t think that she was going to win. She wore a great gold bracelet comprised of several strands which caught the light wonderfully.

10:08pm – 10:10pm
Performance by the cast of Jersey Boys I mean come on guys, you’re so 2006.

10:10pm – 10:12pm
The recap of the the technical awards. You know, a friend of mine designed the hair for about 8 shows that are up right now, I’m shocked that there’s no award for that. I’ll have to ask him why & report back.

Who Were They Wearing?
Keyshia Cole
Tichina Arnold
Julie Christie
Jennifer Hudson
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Jennifer Garner
Ciara
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