Favorite Performances From The Tony Broadcasts

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screencap of Idina Menzel in Wicked
Idina Menzel in Wicked

Each year I look forward to the Tony awards on TV so I can see the best of Broadway. I may not get to see all the shows but these 12 selected performances are some of my favorites over the years.

At Number 1 is “Defying Gravity” from the musical Wicked but number 2 “Anything Goes” from the show of the same name is real close with an extended tap dance sequence and Sutton Foster has some pipes.

I also included a controversial show as a pick. The musical “Contact” in 2000 was looked on by some as not a real musical since it contains no original music or live singing, but the “Girl in a Yellow Dress” number is great.

The final clip included is the show that sparked my interest in musical theater. Andrea McArdle and the cast of “Annie” blew me away on the Tonys in 1977.


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