Just how many times did Tony Awards emcee Sara Bareilles change outfits on Sunday June 10? Frankly, we lost count. (She even poked fun at her multiple wardrobe changes on her own Instagram.) For the record, her cohost, Josh Groban, also donned a variety of jacket–bow tie–French cuff shirt combos on the telecast. But Groban wasn’t wearing diamonds—especially a series of stunners from New York City–based Sanjay Kasliwal, whose family owns the Gem Palace in Jaipur, India. Here are just a few of Bareilles’ looks that featured Kasliwal’s jewels.
The opening number—an original song penned by Bareilles, Groban, and Shaina Taub, which also featured ensemble members from all of the night’s Tony-nominated musicals—was a self-deprecating salute to the non-winners. “So this is for the people who lose/ Cause both of us have been in your shoes,” sang the cohosts. (Groban was nominated last year for his starring role in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812; Bareilles got a nod in 2016 for writing the score to the still-running Waitress. She was also up for Best Original Score that night as one of the bajillion composers of SpongeBob SquarePants; again, she lost. Consolation prize: wearing this mega-diamond bracelet.
Here, the hosts are encouraging viewers to share photos of their own theatrical performances with the hashtag #TonyDreaming. (Groban, incidentally, shared a pic of himself at age 9 as Mister Mistoffelees in his “backyard production” of Cats.) Note to self: Next year let’s get #JewelryDreaming trending.
For the close of the show, Groban and Bareilles tweaked the lyrics of the opening number, turning “this one’s for the loser inside of you” into “this one’s for the dreamer inside of you.” For this upbeat salute to “the people who hope,” Bareilles wore an entire suite of Sanjay Kasliwal jewelry. We weren’t surprised to see her wearing it all hours later at the superhot O&M afterparty at the Carlyle Hotel.
All jewelry prices on request; Sanjay Kasliwal of the Gem Palace