The Tony Awards were held last night, and as always there were a few surprises, as well as some highs and lows. A surprise appearance by the drama department from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School brought the house to their feet as the students sang “Seasons of Love” from Rent. And another unexpected standing ovation came when Robert De Niro said only two words: “F*ck Trump.”

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And the big winners were Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as well as lesser known The Band’s Visit, about an Egyptian police orchestra stranded for a night in Israel, which swept the awards, winning 10 prizes including best new musical. This sweep is impressive in the face of all of the well-known commercial productions which were also in the running like Mean Girls, Frozen, and SpongeBob SquarePants. Substance over sparkle.

Speaking of substance vs. sparkle, let’s ignore that substance for a moment and look at the pretty dresses, shall we? The Tony’s are an interesting red carpet, because it’s considered mid-tier to many A-list celebrities. So unlike the Oscars, Golden Globes, and of course the MET, this red carpet is typically more subdued. But then you have the B-listers and Broadway circuit celebrities who only walk this red carpet, this is IT for them. So of course, they go all out.

  • Uzo Aduba in yellow Cristina Ottaviano dress at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet
  • Amy Schumer in black Brandon Maxwell dress and husband Chris Fischer at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet
  • Vogue editor Anna Wintour in yellow Prada dress because the Devil Wears Prada at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet
  • Ashley Park in purple tulle tiered Pamella Roland gown at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet
  • Bee Shaffer in boho Alexander McQueen scarf gown at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet
  • Carey Mulligan in floral Giambattista Valli gown at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet
  • Christine Baranski in white Alexandre Vauthier pant suit at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet
  • Claire Danes in animal print Valentino gown at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet
  • Cynthia Erivo in black fringe New York Vintage gown at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet
  • Grace Elizabeth in black Carolina Herrera pant suit at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet
  • Katharine McPhee in black structural bodice Zac Posen gown at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet
  • Katrina Lenk in white chiffon Georges Chakra goddess gownat the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet
  • Laurie Metcalf in black and white off-the-shoulder Christian Siriano gown at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet
  • Ming-Na Wen in crimson red halter gown at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet
  • Rachel Bloom in t-shirt and sheer nude heart tulle skirt at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet
  • Rachel Brosnahan in floral Dolce and Gabbana dress at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet
  • Sara Bareilles in J. Mendel orange ruffle gown at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet
  • Tatiana Maslany in black floral Zac Posen dress at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet
  • Taylor Louderman in orange, white and pink color block custom Christian Siriano gown at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet
  • Thalia in black and gold jumpsuit at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet
  • Tiffany Haddish in silver Michael Kors Collection jumpsuit at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet
  • Tina Fey in custom Thom Brown silver shimmer and fringe dress at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet
  • Kerry Washington in silver Versace jumpsuit at Tony Awards 2018 red carpet

Here’s the breakdown of who scored high and who scored low of the 2018 Tony’s red carpet.

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BEST DRESSED

 

Sara Bareilles ~ Gown: J. Mendel // Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood // Jewelry: H. Stern

This J. Mendel gown is absolutely stunning in a sultry meets balletic sweetness sort of way. And I think it takes a brave girl to pull off the burnt orange color, but with her skin tone and hair color, she actually pulls it off perfectly. That’s the kind of dress where you just want to play with the skirt all night and dance.

Sara Bareilles in J. Mendel orange ruffle gown at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet

 

Grace Elizabeth ~ Suit: Carolina Herrera // Jewelry: Chopard

Yes, yes, yes. This is a pant suit of perfection. The tailoring is just right, the plunge gives just enough of a peek to be sexy without going too far, and I am loving the pop of white and texture added in the white flowers on her hips (which are perfect to accentuate her silhouette).

Grace Elizabeth in black Carolina Herrera pant suit at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet

 

Ashley Park ~ Gown: Pamella Roland // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Bag: Amanda Pearl // Jewelry: H. Stern

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Pamella Roland I didn’t like, and this tulle ombre tiered number made it to the best list. The cinched waist was belted and covered with sequin florals that came up to the shoulders almost like suspenders. And the color looked absolutely gorgeous on Ashley.

Ashley Park in purple tulle tiered Pamella Roland gown at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet

 

Katharine McPhee ~ Gown: Zac Posen

The structural open bustier bodice is gorgeous, and what really makes this gown is the floral vines outlining and accentuating her curves. Zac Posen knows how to do a ball gown, that’s for sure. There was Leslie Mann’s yellow moment on the Oscars 2017 red carpet, and who can forget the Claire Danes MET Gala 2016. He doesn’t skimp on the fabric, and all that draping is aaastunnning.

Katharine McPhee in black structural bodice Zac Posen gown at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet

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Best (Unfortunate?) Camouflage

 

Rachel Brosnahan ~ Gown: Dolce & Gabbana

Next time, Rachel’s stylist should really find out the backdrop to the red carpet. On the plus side, if she has an embarrassing moment, she can pull a Homer Simpson…

Rachel Brosnahan in floral Dolce and Gabbana dress at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet

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WORST DRESSED

Kerry Washington ~ Suit: Versace

Jumpsuits are such a dangerous area to explore in the red carpet arena, but the payoff can be big if you get it right. Unfortunately, Versace did not make it work for Kerry this time. This makes her look short, and it draws your eye to what’s happening in the nether regions, which doesn’t look exactly flattering on her. From the neck up, Washinton looks gorgeous. But Versace failed her on this one.

Kerry Washington in silver Versace jumpsuit at Tony Awards 2018 red carpet

 

Rachel Bloom ~ T-Shirt: Alison Segel

So Rachel commissioned this tee showing legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim smoking a joint from one of her twitter fans. Apparently Rachel is a major fan of Sondheim and thought it would be a cheeky way to honor him at the Tony Awards. But…you know…it was a t-shirt with a confusing ass face on it, and most of us didn’t really get it until the next morning. And we still gave it the side face.

 

Rachel Bloom in t-shirt and sheer nude heart tulle skirt at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet

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Thalia ~ Jumpsuit: Ese Azenabor // Bag: Judith Leiber

Another jumpsuit gone wrong. This suit’s gold sequin design vines from her hips down to her nether region, creating a harness look. The fabric flares out wider at the hips, exaggerating this look, which in no way is complementary to her figure. And to add a little insult to injury, one leg is made larger than the other with heavy ruffling. Oh, girl. Ooohhhhh, girl. Silver lining? I like the shoes!

Thalia in black and gold jumpsuit at the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet

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