Tony Awards 2022: Best Dressed stars on red carpet

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Tony Awards best dressed! Jessica Chastain, Paris Jackson, Cynthia Erivo and Ariana DeBose dazzle in glamorous gowns as they lead the red carpet glamour on Broadway’s biggest night in NYC

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The 75th Annual Tony Awards kicked off on Sunday afternoon at New York City‘s Radio City Music Hall.

Jessica Chastain brought the glamour to the red carpet while rocking a stunning pink Gucci gown with wavy hair and crimson lips.

Paris Jackson, Cynthia Erivo and Ariana DeBose also brought their fashion A-game as they hit the red carpet for the Sunday afternoon awards ceremony. 

Jessica Chastain in Gucci
Paris Jackson
Cynthia Erivo in Giambattista Valli
Ariana DeBose in a BOSS dress, Or & Elle jewelry and Le Silla heels

Wow: The 75th Annual Tony Awards kicked off on Sunday afternoon at New York City ‘s Radio City Music Hall on Sunday night

Jessica Chastain looked like royalty in her pale pink gown with wavy tresses and red lipstick
The 45-year-old movie star wowed in her satin gown

Princess: Jessica Chastain looked like royalty in her pale pink gown with wavy tresses and red lipstick

Think pink like Jessica Chastain in Gucci

As expected, the annual Tony Awards was a star-studded affair, with the likes of Ariana DeBose and Paris Jackson in attendance.

But it was Jessica Chastain who caught our eye thanks to her beautiful Gucci dress.

Crafted from slinky satin, this design boasts an off-the-shoulder neckline, corset-inspired bodice and column skirt, completed with a train. Stylist Elizabeth Stewart added sky-high heels and delicate drop earrings.

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Winners at a glance… 

Best Play 

The Lehman Trilogy, by Stefano Massini and Ben Power-

Best Musical

A Strange Loop 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical 

Myles Frost, MJ  

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Joaquina Kalukango, Paradise Square 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play  

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Take Me Out 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play 

Phylicia Rashad, Skeleton Crew

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Jessica stunned in her ruched light pink Gucci frock, which featured a low-cut bodice; the off-the-shoulder number had a ruched center for an elegant touch.

The 45-year-old movie star styled her red hair in waves for an Old Hollywood touch, adding dark crimson lipstick for round out her look.

Paris Jackson, who is the eldest child of the late Michael Jackson, wowed in a peach toned frock that had gold accents and a cape detail.

The 24-year-old actress and singer was joined by her younger brother Prince Jackson, 20. 

Cynthia, 35, chose a white gown that featured a fitted waist, highlighting her slim waist; she paired the high neck number with a gold and diamond necklace, earrings and rings, as well as a white veil. She is wearing Giambattista Valli.

Ariana wowed in the thigh-slit gown featuring a cut-out detail along her torso; the West Side Story star showcased her toned midriff in the racy number by BOSS, adding Le Silla black heels and two diamond rings from Or & Elle jewelry. 

The 75th Annual Tony Awards celebrated achievement in Broadway productions during the 2021–22 season. 

This year’s ceremony took place at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, hosted by Ariana. 

Ariana, an Oscar winner, called the honor of hosting the prestigious event ‘a dream come true’ when it was announced last month. 

In a statement, she said: ‘I’m coming home!

‘I’m so honored to celebrate 75 years of excellence in theatre, but more importantly every member of this community who poured themselves into making sure the lights of Broadway have the opportunity to shine brightly once again!’ 

Also hitting the red carpet was former Glee star Lea Michele, who donned an off-the-shoulder black dress.

The number featured cut-out details along her midsection and under her chest; she is wearing a gown by Cong Tri and jewelry by Katkim. 

Lovely: Paris Jackson wowed in a pale peach gown with gold detailing

Lovely: Paris Jackson wowed in a pale peach gown with gold detailing

Paris, 24, posed with her younger brother Prince, 20, on the red carpet
Paris and Prince are the children of the late Michael Jackson

Family first: Paris, 24, posed with her younger brother Prince, 20, on the red carpet

The mother of one wore the puffy sleeved number with her brunette tresses pulled back into a ponytail. 

Jennifer Hudson, 40, donned a black and crystal accented off-the-shoulder gown.

Julianne Hough rocked chain link accents along the neckline of her dress; Jennifer and Julianne are both wearing Pamella Roland.

Andreia Gibau chose a strapless black Estrada dress with silver bow details along the frock and Ruth Negga donned a plunging sparkling number by Armani Prive.

Cynthia wowed in the floor-length frock that featured a fitted middle portion
The stunning dress highlighted her slim waist

Breathtaking: Cynthia wowed in the floor-length frock that featured a fitted middle portion, highlighting her slim waist

Gorgeous: Cynthia sported a statement necklace and earrings, as well as multiple diamond rings

Gorgeous: Cynthia sported a statement necklace and earrings, as well as multiple diamond rings

Vanessa Hudgens rocked a strapless ruched black gown with her tresses in a ponytail braid.

The former Disney star added statement gold earrings for a pop of sparkle. 

She was wearing Schiaparelli Couture from Spring 2022, heels by Jimmy Choo.

Ariana wowed in the thigh-slit gown featuring a cut-out detail along her torso
She wore the frock with strappy black heels
And diamond rings

Looking incredible: Ariana wowed in the thigh-slit gown featuring a cut-out detail along her torso

Lea chose an off-the-shoulder puffy sleeves number
She wore her hair pulled back into a low ponytail

Strike a pose: Lea chose an off-the-shoulder puffy sleeves number; she is wearing Cong Tri and jewelry by Katkim

Jennifer Hudson in Pamella Roland
Julianne Hough in Pamella Roland
Andreia Gibau in custom Estrada
Ruth Negga in Armani Prive

Gorgeous: Jennifer Hudson donned a black and crystal accented off-the-shoulder gown while Julianne Hough rocked chain link accents along the neckline; Andreia Gibau chose a strapless black dress with silver bow details along the frock and Ruth Negga donned a plunging sparkling number

Vanessa Hudgens wowed in a black strapless that featured ruching details
The star added tights and platform heels
She wore statement gold earrings and her hair in a ponytail braid

Glamorous: Vanessa Hudgens wowed in a black strapless that featured ruching details; she is wearing Schiaparelli Spring 2022 with Jimmy Choos shoes

Icon: Patti LuPone donned a black velevt gown with gloves, adding diamond rings and a bracelet

Icon: Patti LuPone donned a black velevt gown with gloves, adding diamond rings and a bracelet

Sarah Silverman wore a sheer mini dress
With tights and combat boots for an interesting look

Beaming: Sarah Silverman wore a sheer mini dress with tights and combat boots for an interesting look

Rachel Dratch is wearing Pamella Roland
Phillipa Soo in Bibhu Mohapatra
Judith Light
Julie White

Chic: Rachel Dratch (L), Phillipa Soo (LC), Judith Light (RC) and Julike Wh

Glamour: L. Morgan Lee chose a black sheer one-shoulder number

Glamour: L. Morgan Lee chose a black sheer one-shoulder number

Jennifer Simard chose a a light gold strapless gown featuring a sweetheart neckline and a shimmery skirt; Uzo Aduba donned a bold gold number that had asymmetrical sleeves.

Uzo is wearing a Cong Tri dress, heels by Christian Louboutin and jewels by Chopard. 

Sarah Paulson wore an eye-catching Moschino gown with jeweled accents and a puffy center while Kara Young chose an orange crop top and ball skirt combination that highlighted her toned midsection – from Christian Siriano.

Mara Winningham, LaChanze and Sutton Foster all opted for brightly colored outfits, as did Danielle Brooks, Marcia Gay Harden and Renee Elise Goldsberry.

Jennifer Simard
Uzo Aduba is wearing a Cong Tri dress, jewels by Chopard, Christian Louboutin heels
Joaquina Kalukango

Lovely: Jennifer Simard and Uzo Aduba wowed in gold hued gowns, as did Joaquina Kalukango

Unique: Sarah Paulson wore an eye-catching gown with jeweled accents and a puffy center; she is wearing Moschino

Unique: Sarah Paulson wore an eye-catching gown with jeweled accents and a puffy center; she is wearing Moschino

Wow: Kara Young chose an orange crop top and ball skirt combination that highlighted her toned midsection; she is wearing Christian Siriano

Wow: Kara Young chose an orange crop top and ball skirt combination that highlighted her toned midsection; she is wearing Christian Siriano

Mare Winningham
LaChanze
Sutton Foster

Bold: Mara Winningham (L). LaChanze (C) and Sutton Foster (R) chose brightly colored outfits

Glamour: Phylicia Rashad donned a green patterned dress

Glamour: Phylicia Rashad donned a green patterned dress

Jewel toned: Ruthie Ann Miles chose an emerald hued number with a statement diamond necklace

Jewel toned: Ruthie Ann Miles chose an emerald hued number with a statement diamond necklace

Beaming: Chita Rivera pictured

Beaming: Chita Rivera pictured

Danielle Brooks rocked a purple, white and gray dress
With a silver belt and strappy heels

Elegant: Danielle Brooks rocked a purple, white and gray dress with a silver belt and strappy heels

Marcia Gay Harden
Renee Elise Goldsberry

Bright: Marcia Gay Harden and Renee Elise Goldsberry wore bold toned gowns

Legend: Bernadette Peters wore  a black and gold frock

Legend: Bernadette Peters wore  a black and gold frock

Strike a pose: Paul Telfer and Carmen Cusack seen on the red carpet

Strike a pose: Paul Telfer and Carmen Cusack seen on the red carpet

Red carpet: Toby Marlowmand Lucy Moss posed on the the red carpet

Red carpet: Toby Marlowmand Lucy Moss posed on the the red carpet

Cute: Darren Criss and wife Mia Swier struck a pose as well

Cute: Darren Criss and wife Mia Swier struck a pose as well

EGOT: Jennifer Hudson (far right) became one of the youngest EGOT winners, winning her first Tony Award for producing A Strange Loop

EGOT: Jennifer Hudson (far right) became one of the youngest EGOT winners, winning her first Tony Award for producing A Strange Loop

EGOT: The 40-year-old singer (posing backstage with Billy Porter) had previously won an Oscar in 2006 for Best Supporting Actress in Dreamgirls, a Daytime Emmy for executing producing the VR-animated film Baby Yaga and two Grammy Awards, one for Best R&B Album for her self-titled 2009 album and another in 2017 for Best Musical Theater Album for The Color Purple

EGOT: The 40-year-old singer (posing backstage with Billy Porter) had previously won an Oscar in 2006 for Best Supporting Actress in Dreamgirls, a Daytime Emmy for executing producing the VR-animated film Baby Yaga and two Grammy Awards, one for Best R&B Album for her self-titled 2009 album and another in 2017 for Best Musical Theater Album for The Color Purple

First winner: The 2022 Tony Awards kicked off on Sunday evening, with Jess Tyler Ferguson winning the first award of the night

First winner: The 2022 Tony Awards kicked off on Sunday evening, with Jess Tyler Ferguson winning the first award of the night

Host: Ferguson beat out Alfie Allen, Hangmen, Chuck Cooper, Trouble in Mind, Ron Cephas Jones, Clyde's, Michael Oberholtzer, Take Me Out and Jesse Williams, Take Me Out for the award to get the show under way, airing live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall in New York City , with Ariana DeBose hosting

Host: Ferguson beat out Alfie Allen, Hangmen, Chuck Cooper, Trouble in Mind, Ron Cephas Jones, Clyde’s, Michael Oberholtzer, Take Me Out and Jesse Williams, Take Me Out for the award to get the show under way, airing live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall in New York City , with Ariana DeBose hosting

Ariana is best known for her performance in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, for which she received Oscar, BAFTA, Critics Choice, and SAG Awards for her star turning role as Anita.

On-stage, she is known for her role as ‘Disco Donna’ in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, which earned her a 2018 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.

In 2015, Ariana appeared alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda in the musical Hamilton as a member of the original cast in both the Broadway and off-Broadway productions, as well as the Emmy Award winning film version that was later released on Disney+.

After her departure from Hamilton in 2016, Ariana completed a run as ‘Jane’ in the original Broadway cast of A Bronx Tale.

Presenters: Jessica Chastain and Colman Domingo presented the first award of the night for Best Featured Actor in a Play, which was won by Jesse Tyler Ferguson for Take Me Out

Presenters: Jessica Chastain and Colman Domingo presented the first award of the night for Best Featured Actor in a Play, which was won by Jesse Tyler Ferguson for Take Me Out

Presenters: Josh Lucas and Sarah Paulson presented Best Direction of a Play, which was won by Sam Mendes for The Lehman Trilogy

Presenters: Josh Lucas and Sarah Paulson presented Best Direction of a Play, which was won by Sam Mendes for The Lehman Trilogy

Celebrating! Michael R. Jackson poses with the award for Best Book of a Musical for A Strange Loop backstage

Celebrating! Michael R. Jackson poses with the award for Best Book of a Musical for A Strange Loop backstage

Shine: Billy Porter donned a silver blazer and trousers

Shine: Billy Porter donned a silver blazer and trousers

Happy: Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita coordinated in suits

Happy: Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita coordinated in suits

Coordinating: Tony Goldwyn and wife Jane Musk pictured on the red carpet

Coordinating: Tony Goldwyn and wife Jane Musk pictured on the red carpet

Close: Aaron Tveit and girlfriend Ericka Hunter posed on the red carpet

Close: Aaron Tveit and girlfriend Ericka Hunter posed on the red carpet

Handsome: Andrew Garfield wore all black for the Tony Awards red carpet He is wearing Tom Ford

Handsome: Andrew Garfield wore all black for the Tony Awards red carpet He is wearing Tom Ford

Hugh Jackman
Jesse Williams
Bowen Yang

Dapper: Hugh Jackman (L), Jesse Williams (C) and Bowen Yang (R) pictured

Suited up! Jonathan Groff rocked a geometric printed top with a suit on the red carpet

Suited up! Jonathan Groff rocked a geometric printed top with a suit on the red carpet

Her theater credits include: Leading Player in the Tony Award-winning revival of Pippin, ‘Mary Wilson’ in Motown The Musical, ‘Nautica’ in Bring It On: The Musical and ensemble in Stephen Sondheim’s Company.

The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre, known as the Tony Award, was founded in 1947 by a committee of the American Theatre Wing (ATW) headed by Brock Pemberton. 

The award is named after Antoinette Perry, nicknamed Tony, an actress, director, producer and co-founder of the American Theatre Wing, who died in 1946. 

2022 Tony Award Winners

Best Play

Clyde’s, by Lynn Nottage

Hangmen, by Martin McDonagh

The Lehman Trilogy, by Stefano Massini and Ben Power- WINNER

The Minutes, by Tracy Letts

Skeleton Crew, by Dominique Morisseau

Best Musical

Girl From The North Country

MJ

Mr. Saturday Night

Paradise Square

SIX: The Musical

A Strange Loop – WINNER

Best Revival of a Play

American Buffalo

for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf

How I Learned to Drive, by Paula Vogel

Take Me Out – WINNER

Trouble in Mind, by Alice Childress

Best Revival of a Musical

Caroline, or Change

Company – WINNER

The Music Man

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night

Myles Frost, MJ – WINNER

Hugh Jackman, The Music Man

Rob McClure, Mrs. Doubtfire

Jaquel Spivey, A Strange Loop

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Sharon D Clarke, Caroline, or Change

Carmen Cusack, Flying Over Sunset

Sutton Foster, The Music Man

Joaquina Kalukango, Paradise Square – WINNER

Mare Winningham, Girl From The North Country

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Matt Doyle, Company – WINNER

Sidney DuPont, Paradise Square

Jared Grimes, Funny Girl

John-Andrew Morrison, A Strange Loop

A.J. Shively, Paradise Square

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Simon Russell Beale, The Lehman Trilogy – WINNER

Adam Godley, The Lehman Trilogy

Adrian Lester, The Lehman Trilogy

David Morse, How I Learned to Drive

Sam Rockwell, American Buffalo

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues

David Threlfall, Hangmen

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Gabby Beans, The Skin of Our Teeth

LaChanze, Trouble in Mind

Ruth Negga, Macbeth

Deirdre O’Connell, Dana H. – WINNER

Mary-Louise Parker, How I Learned to Drive

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Jeannette Bayardelle, Girl From The North Country

Shoshana Bean, Mr. Saturday Night

Jayne Houdyshell, The Music Man

L Morgan Lee, A Strange Loop

Patti LuPone, Company – WINNER

Jennifer Simard, Company

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Alfie Allen, Hangmen

Chuck Cooper, Trouble in Mind

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Take Me Out – WINNER

Ron Cephas Jones, Clyde’s

Michael Oberholtzer, Take Me Out

Jesse Williams, Take Me Out

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Uzo Aduba, Clyde’s

Rachel Dratch, POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive

Kenita R. Miller, for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf

Phylicia Rashad, Skeleton Crew – WINNER

Julie White, POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive

Kara Young, Clyde’s

Best Book of a Musical

Girl From The North Country, Conor McPherson

MJ, Lynn Nottage

Mr. Saturday Night, Billy Crystal, Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel

Paradise Square, Christina Anderson, Craig Lucas & Larry Kirwan

A Strange Loop, Michael R. Jackson – WINNER

 

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Flying Over Sunset; Music by Tom Kitt, Lyrics by Michael Korie

Mr. Saturday Night; Music by Jason Robert Brown, Lyrics by Amanda Green

Paradise Square; Music by Jason Howland, Lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Masi Asare

SIX: The Musical, Music and Lyrics by Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss – WINNER

A Strange Loop, Music and Lyrics by Michael R. Jackson

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Beowulf Boritt, POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive

Michael Carnahan and Nicholas Hussong, Skeleton Crew

Es Devlin, The Lehman Trilogy – WINNER

Anna Fleischle, Hangmen

Scott Pask, American Buffalo

Adam Rigg, The Skin of Our Teeth

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Beowulf Boritt and 59 Productions, Flying Over Sunset

Bunny Christie, Company – WINNER

Arnulfo Maldonado, A Strange Loop

Derek McLane and Peter Nigrini, MJ

Allen Moyer, Paradise Square

Best Costume Design of a Play

Montana Levi Blanco, The Skin of Our Teeth – WINNER

Sarafina Bush, for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf

Emilio Sosa, Trouble in Mind

Jane Greenwood, Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite

Jennifer Moeller, Clyde’s

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Fly Davis, Caroline, or Change

Toni-Leslie James, Paradise Square

William Ivey Long, Diana, The Musical

Santo Loquasto, The Music Man

Gabriella Slade, SIX: The Musical – WINNER

Paul Tazewell, MJ

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Joshua Carr, Hangmen

Jiyoun Chang, for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf

Jon Clark, The Lehman Trilogy – WINNER

Jane Cox, Macbeth

Yi Zhao, The Skin of Our Teeth

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Neil Austin, Company

Tim Deiling, SIX: The Musical

Donald Holder, Paradise Square

Natasha Katz, MJ – WINNER

Bradley King, Flying Over Sunset

Jen Schriever, A Strange Loop

Best Sound Design of a Play

Justin Ellington, for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf

Mikhail Fiksel, Dana H. – WINNER

Palmer Hefferan, The Skin of Our Teeth

Nick Powell and Dominic Bilkey, The Lehman Trilogy

Mikaal Sulaiman, Macbeth

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Simon Baker, Girl From The North Country

Paul Gatehouse, SIX: The Musical

Ian Dickinson for Autograph, Company

Drew Levy, A Strange Loop

Gareth Owen, MJ – WINNER

Best Direction of a Play

Lileana Blain-Cruz, The Skin of Our Teeth

Camille A. Brown, for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf

Sam Mendes, The Lehman Trilogy – WINNER

Neil Pepe, American Buffalo

Les Waters, Dana H.

Best Direction of a Musical

Stephen Brackett, A Strange Loop

Marianne Elliott, Company – WINNER

Conor McPherson, Girl From The North Country

Lucy Moss & Jamie Armitage, SIX: The Musical

Christopher Wheeldon, MJ

Best Choreography

Camille A. Brown, for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf

Warren Carlyle, The Music Man

Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, SIX: The Musical

Bill T. Jones, Paradise Square

Christopher Wheeldon, MJ – WINNER

Best Orchestrations

David Cullen, Company

Tom Curran, SIX: The Musical

Simon Hale, Girl From The North Country – WINNER

Jason Michael Webb and David Holcenberg, MJ

Charlie Rosen, A Strange Loop

 

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