Last Night's Parties: Broadway's Best Come Out For The Tony Awards

by Mara Siegler · June 13, 2011

Mormons took all at the Tony Awards while Neil Patrick Harris rocked his position as host;  Catherine Zeta-Jones sparkled in red; Daniel Radcliffe took his snub in stride; Vanessa Redgrave pre-partied before the big event; Oh Land sang for the Queen of Denmark; the Puerto Rican Day Parade took over 5th Avenue and more! This weekend's parties sang, threw jazz hands, and marched across the city!


Where: Beacon Theater

Who Was There: Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Al Pacino, Reeve Carney, Jennifer Damiano, Brooke Shields, John Leguizamo, Patti Lupone, Tammy Blanchard, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Anika Noni Rose, Alexa Ray Joel, Christie Brinkley, Bobby Cannavale, Candy Spelling, Edie Falco, Jon Cryer, Alec Bladwin, Paul Shaffer, Kelsey Grammer, Kayte Walsh, Lily Rabe, Neil Patrick Harris, Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew Broderick, Judith Light, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Daniel Radcliffe

Other Details: The stars of the Great White Way came out last night for Broadway's version of the Oscars. Book of Mormon won big as expected, taking home  nine prizes, including Best Musical.  Catherine Zeta-Jones made her first public appearance since announcing her problems with bipolar disorder, shimmering in a sparkly red dress. Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe was snubbed for a nomination, but did get time on stage with presenting duties and a performance. Neil Patrick Harris played host, shutting down the house with a rap that recapped the entire show and must have been written while it was in progress. Pretty dang impressive. Take that Hugh Jackman!  [Via]


Vanessa RedgraveWhere: InterContinental New York Barclay

Who Was There: Vanessa Redgrave, David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris, Lily Rabe, Judith Light, Rozanne Seelen, Allen Hubby, Nancy Reardon, Nikki M. James

Other Details: Every big party needs a pre-party. It's standard and the Tony Awards are no different. While the stars of Broadway's biggest show were out and in attendance for Tony Eve cocktails, you can bet they took it easy to look their best for the actual award show. [Via]





Georg Jensen Cocktail Reception for HRM the Queen of Denmark and HRH the Prince Consort

Where: Georg Jensen Boutique 687 Madison

Who Was There: Nanna Oland Fabricius "Oh Land", HRM the Queen of Denmark, HRH the Prince Consort, Erin Fetherston, Helena Christensen, Hamish Bowles

Other Details: Georg Jensen,  a Scandinavian Luxury Lifestyle Brand, served up cocktails for HRM the Queen of Denmark and HRH the Prince Consort. While guests like Helena Christensen sipped champagne, Oh Land took the stage to perform.

Puerto Rican Day Parade

Where: Fifth Ave

Other Details: Thousands adorned themselves in the Puerto Rican Flag and took part in the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.  El Gran Combo and comedian/playwright John Leguizamo headlined the event which included Latin music, salsa, and a whole lot of partying.



Summer's First Swimming With Sharks

Where: Le Bain

Other Details: Le Bain launched its Swimming With Sharks party this Saturday. The weather wasn't ideal, but while there was a lack of swimsuits, the bar provided guests with water guns for some summer fun.