The 2017 Tony Awards introduced the world to Dear Evan Hansen and memorialized some incredible performances that happened on Broadway this year. Here are 8 must-see moments from the broadcast on CBS.
Ben Platt and the cast of Dear Evan Hansen perform "Waving Through A Window". You can literally hear the energy in the crowd as the song starts. This is a legendary performance that will go down in musical theater history as one of the greats. It is so fun to think about the fact that he wins a Tony Award® for this role a couple of hours later.
Okay, The Great Comet is just straight up sexy. If you don't want to go see it after this ridiculously awesome performance, especially starting at around the 2:00 mark....then, well...you're wrong. Note: the tuxedo'd man that Josh Groban brings up on stage is Great Comet composer Dave Malloy.
The *perfect* revival of Falsettos was short-lived on Broadway this season, but a filmed version of it is coming to movie theaters this summer and will also be broadcast on PBS this fall. As star Betsy Wolfe says, Falsettos is a "great gateway show into a more sophisticated palette. Just try not to love it!" We were all so glad to see them on the world's stage this year at the Tony Awards®.
These 4 minutes are a grand tribute to New York City...and were kinda the highlight of the entire evening. Oh, Hello stars John Mulaney and Nick Kroll steal the damn show introducing The Rockettes, who are accompanied by Broadway A-Listers Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom, Jr from Hamilton.
Come From Away is an incredibly special show that gave Dear Evan Hansen a real run for its money for that Best Musical Tony. The cast blazes onto the world's stage with the opening number from the show.
The surprise of the night? Miss Saigon's Eva Noblezada shines in a medley of songs from the revival. Check out her soaring vocals starting around the 3:35 mark. There's a reason she was nominated for a Tony Award!
Michael Aronov knocks it out of the mothafuckin' park with his show-stopping performance in Act 2 of Oslo. This was the first award of the night and it went to a total underdog (he was not expected to win) and set the tone for next few hours. His speech is really cool.
Dear Evan Hansen's Rachel Bay Jones slays as Evan's mom Heidi. Let's put it this way: her main song in Act Two has the entire audience weeping in unison. This woman owns the stage at the Music Box Theater, where she also starred in Pippin...for which she also should have won a Tony!