Both musicals deserved their respective awards, but the overall winner of the two was definitely HAIR. Now, don’t get me wrong, I fell in love with Billy (we saw Trent… the Billy featured at the Tonys) himself, but I think the musical will only have staying power as long as the cast is AMAZING. I left Billy Elliot still singing “Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair hair hair HAIR!” even though the daisy behind my ear had wilted and I didn’t get to capture a photo of myself dancing on the stage at curtain call (Yes.. that’s right… I danced on stage with the cast after the curtain call… and got a big hug from Berger too!).
Here’s a brief glimpse of my day yesterday, as told by Sunday’s Tony Awards show on CBS:
Billy Elliot performance at 2009 Tony Awards