Tony Sunday!!

*I realize I’m still catching up from the cable outage debacle. Thanks for bearing with me!

I have to say, I just love Sundays in NYC. This Sunday, especially, as Tony Sunday is one of my favorite days of the year!

Sunday morning started with Nick and I heading up to St. Ignatius to sing at the 11am Wallace Hall mass. Recently, our director discovered that I still could sort of play the flute, so my flute playing has returned (aren’t you happy Mom?).

After Mass, we headed back to Queens for some more puppy-playing and delicious lunch made by my brother-in-law. Then Ken came and cut all of our hair. Seriously, Emily’s best friend since 5th grade is a brilliant stylist that worked at a super fancy salon in Dallas and now, thankfully for all of us, he and his husband Scott have made the move to NYC. Should you be looking for a stylist, you should check him out. His haircuts are the things of legends! Seriously.

After our haircuts, we headed out to the movies in Astoria to see Super 8. You all know my love affair with Kyle Chandler, so of course I love any chance I can see him on screen. I was a bit jumpy throughout the movie (I maybe don’t do great with suspense as a genre), but I did really, really enjoy it. After the movies, we headed to the fanciest grocery store in Astoria which is always exciting to grab some supplies for our Tony party. Oh yes, usually I’m in heels and sequins a la this pic:

Arriving at the Tony Party for Rock of Ages in 2009.

However this year had me watching in my pjs with some great friends and hot dogs. I love, love, love Tony Sunday and thought this telecast was one of the best in awhile. Though the mood of the party drooped a bit when our good buddy Rory O’Malley did not win the Tony for best actor in a supporting role in a musical for his amazing performance in Book of Mormon (John Laroquette took home that honor for his performance in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), we all agreed that he was in good company, and that this would be the first of MANY Tony Awards where we would be able to gather around and cheer for him! Plus, Book of Mormon took home many honors indeed, so we imagine it was probably still a great night for him and his entire company!

I so enjoyed watching with my friends and family. It was so nice to be able to let those guys into my life for just an evening. Just the whole dorkiness of my favorite thing in the world. Love. Also, any time I can see Neil Patrick Harris, Hugh Jackman, and Harry Connick, Jr. onstage, combined with a rap from the author of my obsessively favorite musical In the Heights is an amazing night indeed. Check out this closing night wrap-up:

 

And in the final analysis, what survives tonight?

Theater, because it’s what we live, we’re changing some lives tonight

And theater thrives because we live to give it, so to speak

This ain’t reality TV, this is eight shows a week

Every chorus member that you saw tonight tappin’

Had to make miracles happen

For a chance to see you clappin’

And applauding in the audience. What’s next? Who knows?

Anything goes. Now go see a mother*** Broadway show.

Thank you, good night.

-Performed by Neil Patrick Harris and Written by the amazingly talented Lin-Manuel Miranda

An that note, I’m out. I have a big meeting tomorrow, so I would appreciate all your good thoughts!

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