This last weekend, I sat down and watched the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. I loved watching all of the different shows and performers! In case you missed it here are some of my favorite moments.
Once on this Island won Best Revival of a Musical! I’m not surprised, considering the rave reviews Michael Arden has been getting. He went out of his way to make the the world feel real to the audience; there were actual chickens and a goat on stage! I wish I could have travelled to New York and seen this production myself. Their Tony performance was fabulous- I love what they did with the set, the costumes, and all of the actors performed so wonderfully. Having done this show before, this production always makes my heart soar!
Angels in America won Best Revival of a Play, Nathan Lane won his third Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role, and Andrew Garfield won Best Actor for his portrayal of Prior Walter. I knew this show was going to sweep the Tony’s with its all-star cast! I also loved when Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban warned audience members to keep their speeches short, or else the angel from “Angels in America” would come and get them, as the angel from the show whooshed across the stage.
The Band’s Visit took home a whopping 10 Tony awards at the end of the night. Wow! I was not too familiar with the show, but after it swept the Tony’s I had to listen to the soundtrack. The music is beautiful and it is such a lovely show about companionship.
SpongeBob SquarePants’ set designer, David Zinn won Best Scenic Design, which was another no-brainer to me, considering how brilliant their set design was. Zinn was also the costume designer for SpongeBob, which is not the first time he’s done both jobs on one show. I have such an admiration for people who can create such creative and intricate art like Zinn!
“Tony’s Season” is a wonderful time of year; we can watch these jaw-dropping performances and be inspired by the artistry and think of ways of implementing what we saw into our future performances. The flip side is that sometimes we feel like we can’t put on a show of that caliber because we don’t have those Broadway resources! Costs can get crazy for Broadway shows and BMD wants to help you create a show that’s #BroadwayQuality on your budget. Our cost-effective and beautiful Scenic Projections and Digital Drops are here to help. Let’s work together to inspire others with our storytelling. Projections will heighten the production value of your show, dazzle your audience, and help you to make your grand visions a reality.
CAITLYN LOPEZ, COMMUNITY MANAGER
Caitlyn was born and raised in Fresno, California. She grew up performing in choir, dance, and theatre. Caitlyn spends her time at BMD working with theatres around the globe to ensure successful productions. Customers may find Caitlyn across the internet, as an active voice in theatre community forums and social media. She also attends trade conferences and sponsored events on behalf of the company. Outside of BMD, Caitlyn enjoys spending time her two dogs, traveling, and reading. If she wasn’t a Community Manager at BMD, she would likely be performing on the stage. Her favorite musical is a toss-up between RENT and Spring Awakening.