Tony Awards 2019 red carpet: Billy Porter, Jordan Roth, Tina Fey and more dress to impress in daring gowns and power suits
Billy Porter, Taylor Mac, Jordan Roth, Tina Fey and Cynthia Eviro pretty much slayed at the 2019 Tony Awards.
The 2019 Tony Awards saw a wave of role reversal when it came to the red carpet looks, with the gorgeous ladies stunning in suits while the men emerged glowing in gowns. The 73rd Tony Awards took place on the eve of Sunday, June 9, at the Radio City Music Hall, New York, and hosted by English comedian James Corden, it came packed with several surprises. From the rise of the show 'Hadestown', which won eight prizes, including best musical to Ali Stroker becoming the first wheelchair user to receive a Tony, for her role in 'Oklahoma!' - there was a lot to watch out for. But the best part was, of course, the red carpet ahead of the actual event, as the celebrities stole the show with their chic fashion sense - the highlight of which was sequined suits, sheer layers, and extravagant gowns!
Here are some of the best red carpet looks from the night:
If you thought his reigning highness Billy Porter's tuxedo gown from the 2019 Oscar's was undefeatable, well - he has news for you. Sporting yet another elaborate red grown tuxedo with sequined embroideries and plenty of tulles, Porter paid homage to his Tony-winning show 'Kinky Boots' as the material of the gown was partially cut from the curtain that rose and fell for the show. The gown also came with a sewn in message through an embroidered uterus “empowering women’s reproductive rights." Talk about a legend!
The prominent Broadway theater owner and producer was quite excited about the prospects of the musical 'Hadestown', as his glaring red outfit matched the raging success of the show in the 2019 Tony Awards. Telling the New York Times that he sees his red carpet appearances as “short performance pieces," he took his performance to the next level with a floor-length red sequin cape to go with his fiery red suit.
The maestro of the play 'Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus' sported an ensemble that is every art fanatics dream, that is if you're a fan of colors. But there's nothing one could possibly find to complain, or even remotely dislike about this gown. Made up of strips of red, yellow, blue and purple fabric, the gown was accompanied by a metallic shawl draped around Mac's shoulders. Add to that bold makeup and a headpiece of equally assorted number of colors as his gown, and voila: you have an explosion of theatric vibrance!
The queen of comedy would like to remind everyone very much that she might not be frontman at the Golden Globes anymore, but she is still very much the boss. Clad in a golden suit, she oozed suave sassiness like her Golden Globes hot avatar, with thick-rimmed glasses, black pumps, and a tiny purse that matched her blue, white, and red cufflinks. She truly is the superwoman we need.
Another boss lady suited up for her appearance in this chic metallic suit and matched slicked back hair to go. A true icon when it came to the Red Carpet fashion of the night.
The Hamilton star sported a lace-sheer midriff amidst a chic suit. Dressed in all black, it was the lace frills around her tux's waist that caught our eye. There's no overlooking any bit of what's going on with the outfit.
That faux fur, that slit, and that hair - there was nothing not daring about this look the Tony-winning star of Broadway's The Color Purple opted for. Accessorizing with all sparkles, Erivo was responsible for making heads turn.
You might know him from Ain't too Proud and Choir Boy, but from here on, Pope will be the man who revolutionized sheer lacey fabric in men's suit. What a display!