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The Best and ‘Eh’ Dressed at the 2019 Tony Awards

06.10.19

BY: LIZ DURAND STREISAND

The 73rd annual Tony Awards kicked off with a red carpet of rainbow roses – and candy-colored fashion to match. As per the usual for any awards show, some stars nailed it while others… well we love them anyway. Broadway Spin breaks down some of the biggest style hits and misses from Broadway’s biggest night.

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Tina Fey. Photo: Instagram, @thetonyawards.

Tina Fey. Photo: Instagram, @thetonyawards.

Tina Fey

Big shout out to Tina Fey, who was our “not so best dressed” list last year! Once again she reached for metallics, but this time she went with a gold pantsuit instead of a silver gown. It was clean, simple, and vaguely reminiscent of Chanel. The Mean Girls creator completed her look with a power red lip and her everyday glasses. Go girl.

Audra McDonald. Photo: Instagram, @thetonyawards.

Audra McDonald

The Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune star stunned in a simple white gown with a bejeweled dragonfly pin at the shoulder. McDonald’s flawless styling – hair slicked back and big diamond hoop earrings – made this elegant look absolutely shine.

Billy Porter in all his glory. Photo: Instagram, @thetonyawards.

Billy Porter

The man knows how to dress for a red carpet. It’s pink. It’s red. It’s pants. It’s a train. Whatever it is, it’s perfect.

Caitlin Kinnunen. Photo: Instagram, @thetonyawards.

Caitlin Kinnunen

So many words. So little time. The Prom’s Caitlin Kinnunen was pure fire in a brocade pantsuit and sheer, low-cut top. The electric blue, satin princess gown I wore to prom doesn’t seem nearly as chic now.

Lucy Liu. Photo: Instagram, @thetonyawards.

Lucy Liu 

When we say purple, we mean purple – and Lucy Liu knows how to wear purple. The actress stunned in a dramatic purple gown complete with a tiered skirt and bodice cutouts. Huge aqua drop earrings and a matching clutch completed her over-the-top, glamorous look.

Sophia Ann Caruso. Photo: Instagram, @thetonyawards.

Sophia Ann Caruso

Beetlejuice star Sophia Ann Caruso took a risk wearing a pale, flesh-toned dress. A voluminous skirt and metallic gold accents instead let Caruso shine. Soft makeup and Grace Kelly-hair put the final polish on this absolutely magical look.

Santino Fontana. Photo: Instagram, @thetonyawards.

Santino Fontana

Santino Fontana proves black is the new black. The Tootsie lead wore black head-to-toe in a clean, simple look that didn’t even require heels! Instead of sequins, lipstick, and wigs, subtle satin details gave the tux just the right amount of punch.

EH…

Sutton Foster. Photo: Instagram, @thetonyawards.

Sutton Foster

To be clear, we adore Sutton Foster – and the dress is fine… for a wedding shower. For the Tony Awards? Not so much. It’s a little pale, a little pink, and a little too precious for our taste.

Laura Linney. Photo: Instagram, @thetonyawards.

Laura Linney

Laura Linney opted for a black, one-shouldered dress. Nothing about it was awful, but nothing about it was great. It managed to turn one of the most dazzling actresses around and make her look rather shapeless.

Zachary Quinto. Photo: Instagram, @thetonyawards.

Zachary Quinto

Context aside, he looks great. But he’s wearing velvet. In New York City. In June.

Cynthia Rivo. Photo: Instagram, @thetonyawards.

Cynthia Erivo

I am fully aware that this is a controversial call, but Cynthia Erivo’s white-and-yellow off-the-shoulder feather-covered dress didn’t quite work for me. It was a little too Big Bird and not enough old Hollywood glam, and she seemed to get a little lost in the pics. That said, her “Handle with Caution” clutch was right on the money.

PS: Every Tony-nominated show is in play at Broadway Roulette.