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

I’m terribly prolific, I know.

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
But first, winners of most-at-first-random-pairing-of-presenters-until-you-learn-that-they’re-kinda-related (godfather-and-godson): Ben Vereen & Usher.

Usher Raymond, Ben Vereen (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images via

Now, there was a time of my life when I was obessed with Bob Fosse and would watch All that Jazz at least once a week. Vereen was deliciously creepy in that film.

Thank goodness that Ebersole won! I would’ve lost all faith in the Wing voters had she not & with my track record tonight, I wouldn’t’ve been surprised if she had been robbed.

Audra, again, sorry. Hey 4 out of 6 ain’t bad.

Christine Ebersole (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images

Ebersole also wins for bare-necked-actress-with-the-most-ornate-earrings this evening.

Best Musical went to the gang of Spring Awakening, no big surprise there.

Lansbury closes out the show, on time. Take a lesson Oscar!

Be sure to check back in late Monday, June 11, 2007 at which time I will update my Tony’s coverage with pictures and more details that I couldn’t fit in during the commercial breaks.

I invite you to comment on your favorite moments of the evening, disagree with my analysis, add anything I may have missed, or just tell me what a great job I did on my first attempt at Live Blogging.

I’d love to hear from all of you out there in cyberspace. Good night!

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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