I swear, today will be Tony’s appreciation day, and then I’m done.
I would just like to say that I am incredibly happy that a small, low budget Irish film turned intimate musical was able to beat out a Disney production. It’s like revenge for the fact that The Lion King won over Ragtime in ‘97. I’m so proud of Once for being beautiful and honest, and I’m so happy the Tony voters were able to look past the money they would make to see it.
Also, Audra McDonald is my absolute favorite person in the entire world and her family is so gorgeous and adorable and I wish her and Will would adopt me.
Also, also, I’m so glad that Hugh Jackman was honored for his work with BC/EFA. He really cares so much about the theater and the larger community goals. It makes me really happy to say that I volunteer in the same organization as Hugh Jackman and even though I usually don’t get more than one or two hundred dollars in my bucket when I volunteer, and he got two million, we’re fighting for the same cause.