Move over movies. The cinema is not the only occasion for awards and fantastic red carpet flair. On June 9, 2013, the American Theatre Wing’s 67th Annual Tony Awards rolled out their red carpet at Radio City Music Hall in New York City for a spectacular, star-studded event. The night was filled with plenty of jokes, performances from musical casts and actors from the Great White Way. The talent was overflowing, as was the fashion. Men’s formal wear never looked so good on the stage.
Four time Tony host, Neil Patrick Harris, wowed the crowd yet again with a larger than life opening number (which even included Mike Tyson in a white tuxedo jacket). But before he made his moves on stage, he displayed an ample amount of class and style. Accompanied by his parter (David Burkta, Harris donned an all grey three piece tuxedo complete with a stunning scarlet red bow tie and matching pocket square. A flawless look, for a flawless man.
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal made a special appearance as presenter of both “Best Leading Actress in a Play” and “Best Leading Actress in a Musical.” Gyllenhaal looked dapper as per usual, dressed in a dark tuxedo with satin lapels. Topped with a black bow tie, the actor was well dressed for this monumental occasion. His attire was a simple and chic nod to classic black tie formal wear.
This year, musical Kinky Boots proved to be the shinning star of Broadway. Taking home awards in six categories, the cast glowed with excitement and shared a marvelous, musical number. Billy Porter stole everyone’s heart with his fabulous sense of fashion and amazing acceptance speech. Porter, winner of this years “Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role in a Musical,” wore a white tuxedo shirt with black tuxedo jacket and trousers. Instead of donning the now typical bow tie, the Tony winner opted for an ascot instead. He topped his look with big and bold, black framed glasses, adding a small dose of geek chic and an ample amount of spectacular style.
This year proved to be pivotal for Broadway, not only in performances but in style. The Tony Awards dazzled with stars whose style was as big as their voices on stage. From the chic and classic to the fierce and fashion foreword, Radio City Music Hall housed some stunning and sleek style.