Best Moments from the 2022 Tony Awards!

Broadway is back and so are the Tonys! Here are some of the most memorable moments from Broadway’s biggest night!

The 75th annual Tony Awards celebrated Broadway’s first complete season since the COVID lockdown. Theatre’s biggest night was filled with hilarious audience participation, awe-inspiring performances, and a touching tribute.

Ariana Debose Sets the Tone

Theatre veteran and recent Oscar winner Ariana Debose hosted the ceremony with undeniable charm. Debose provided an exciting start to the night with a number that paid tribute to Broadway classics including Cabaret, Hamilton, Rent, and of course West Side Story, among many others. She later performed a number titled “In the Audience” where she got up close and personal with audience members, Andrew Garfield being the most memorable. How could he not be?

Myles Frost Wins Big

Newcomer Myles Frost was awarded best actor in a musical for his portrayal of Michael Jackson in the bio-musical MJ. The 22-year-old’s speech was both playful and touching. Frost honored his mother, “I really gotta pee right now, so I’ll keep it quick: Mom, I love you so, so much. Without you, there would be no me. You taught and showed me what a strong Black woman is and what it means to raise a strong Black man. I just pray I made you proud”. We’re looking forward to seeing what the young star does next.

Jennifer Hudson Becomes an EGOT Winner

Jennifer Hudson has officially joined the EGOT club. An EGOT is an artist who has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award in their career. Hudson added a Tony to her long list of accolades for her work as a producer in Best Musical winner, A Strange Loop. What can’t J. Hud do?

The Cast of Spring Awakening Reunites

Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff, and Skyler Astin reunited with the cast of Spring Awakening for a chilling performance of “Touch Me”. The cast won the Tony Award for Best Musical 15 years ago.

Stephen Sondheim’s Legacy Lives On

The theatre community suffered a tragic loss this year with the death of legendary composer Stephen Sondheim. Lin Manuel-Miranda introduced the tribute, which featured Broadway icon, Tony Award-winner, and Sondheim’s long-time friend, Bernadette Peters singing a touching rendition of “Children Will Listen” from Into the Woods.

What was your favorite moment from Broadway’s biggest night? Let us know by tweeting @AfterBuzzTV.

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Allison Martinez

Allison Martinez is a senior Broadcast Journalism student at Washington State University who loves reporting on all things pop culture, sports, and news!