2014 Tony Awards : Neil Patrick Harris – Sugar Daddy
Neil Patrick Harris confirmed that he is one of the most diverse actors in Hollywood after he ended his run as Barney Stinson, the ladies man, in How I Met Your Mother and began his new gig as a transgender rocker in Hedwig and the Angry Inch — all in the same year.
Last night, that role won him the Tony for Leading Actor in a Musical and he didn’t stop there. He proved that he deserved to win it during his performance of “Sugar Daddy,” a number from Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
We got to see five glorious minutes of NPH jumping off of cars in VERY high heels, grinding on Sting, licking Samuel L. Jackson’s glasses and making out with his husband, all in a jean mini-dress and long blonde wig. It was awesome.
2014 Tony Awards Acceptance Speech Bryan Cranston
Another big winner was Bryan Cranston, who took home Leading Actor in a Play for his portrayal of Lyndon B. Johnson in “All The Way.” Cranston’s acceptance speech was adorable and full of “lordys,” proving that you can take the dad out of “Malcolm in the Middle,” but you can’t take the dad out of Bryan Cranston. The play itself took home Best Play, and writer Robert Schenkkan gave a brilliant nod to Breaking Bad in his acceptance speech.
One huge star that didn’t receive any Tony’s loving was the one and only Denzel Washington, who starred in “A Raisin in the Sun.” Washington wasn’t even nominated for Best Actor, but many said he was snubbed for a beautiful performance. Luckily, his on-stage wife, Sophie Okonedo, was honored with the award for Featured Actress in a Play.
Tony Awards 2014: Acceptance Speech Audra McDonald
The fabulous Audra McDonald, who is another Broadway sensation, made Tony history by taking home her sixth award.
She won Best Dramatic Actress for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.” She gave a very moving speech, which were full of tears and laughter. She also recognized Holiday’s work and suffering as a major reason for her success.
Hugh Jackman did a lot of fantastic dancing and singing as per usual. Of course he looked positively ravishing, but we prefer him shirtless with metal claws protruding from his knuckles.