Meanwhile, though she didn't win, Sally did take the stage to deliver a speech honoring the American Theatre Wing, the organization behind the Tony Awards.A few minutes later, her old Soapdish co-star Kevin Kline headed up to the stage to collect a Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play.Though Benanti looks good while she leaves.”“We’d also be remiss if we didn’t point out Broadway legend Laura Benanti as Elsa.Though Laura has enjoyed quite a bit of success on television — her credits include roles on “Go On,” “Royal Pains” and “Law & Order: SVU” – we have a feeling that The Sound of Music is going to finally make her a household name.”“Laura Benanti brought a level of complexity to the Baroness that I’d never seen before, plus she rocked some seriously great outfits (pink top, red pants, anyone? Her songs were far the best in the show...”“Laura Benanti scored big time as the Baroness Elsa Schraeder, Maria’s rival for the Captain’s affection.Christian Borle is one of the most talented and compelling musical theater performers of his generation.And we’re not the only ones who think so: he’s got two Tony Awards to prove it, plus he’s so in demand he’s back on Broadway this fall as Marvin, in the first ever Broadway revival of !; each has starred on a television series, Foster currently in TVLand’s Younger and Borle on the now defunct Smash on NBC; the two are huge fans of Gilmore Girls.
The transformation of the waifs Louise into the vulpine Gypsy Rose Lee is completely convincing.
He'd won it by playing Garry Essendine in a revival of Noel Coward's Present Laughter, which had first opened on Broadway in 1946 after originating in Britain.
It was a night at the Tony Awards John Legend and Chrissy Teigen will never forget.
And you’re acutely aware of what’s lost and gained in the metamorphoses.”“Benanti’s ability to navigate the tomboy’s transformation into the stage-prowling stripper Gypsy Rose Lee is plenty impressive; her ability to do so while breezing through a dozen other emotional shadings - a plain girl’s heartsickness, the petulance of a star - makes it astonishing.
If she isn’t the definitive Louise, I’d be awfully eager to see who is.”“The beautiful Laura Benanti, who breaks your heart in Gypsy, should win a Tony every time she appears in a show.