Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

The Tony awards may be Broadway's biggest night, but between Denzel and Cate and Catherine and Viola and Scarlett and Naomi and Jada, you'd be forgiven for mistaking it for the Oscars. Wait, scratch that: the clothes were all Broadway!

Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

Before you get worried, yes, Broadway's leading lights totally represented. Angela Lansbury was typically regal - yet saucy! - in curtain-red.


Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

Stage vet Helen mirren was - duh - elegant perfection.


Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

Bernadette Peters, in her element as an Oscar come to life.

Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

Kristen Chenoweth, possibly dressed in "fortune-tellers" (aka "cootie catchers.")


Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

Rumored rival witch Idina Menzel wears the kind of sparkle train-wreck that calls out for "Rose's Turn" lights. (Note: in 20 years, this is casting I will pay to see.)


Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

Whoa, ditto Catherine Zeta-Jones, currently starring in A Little Night Music.


Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

What becomes a legend most? Mother-of-the-bride grande dame, as modeled by Linda Lavin!


Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

Bebe Neuwirth is Morticia-slinky.


Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

Laura Linney, meanwhile, does short, sweet and confident.


Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

Confused about the underpinnings to what otherwise might have been a fairly awesome Isadora-goes-to-Studio-54 for Kerry Washington.


Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

Paula Abdul does not need an excuse to go over-the-top; here, this makes more sense.


Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

I've hoped to work in a "it's curtains for ___" "joke" here somewhere. Think Jada Pinkett Smith's cranberry can-can qualifies?


Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

Lucy Liu goes totally steel magnolia.


Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

Melanie Griffith did the obligatory Chicago turn: she should know that this is one night when basic black doesn't cut it!


Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

Laura Bell Bundy sure does!


Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

Love that Scarlett totally brought the glitz and glam. Incidentally, she looks amazing - and apparently is seriously good in A View From the Bridge!


Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

Ryan Reynolds: supportive, handsome.


Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

Ditto Viola Davis: we've seem her be New Hollywood cool; here, she's just going with the Broadway pageantry!

Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff: two Broadway-bred stars with red-carpet-hewn glam. Love.


Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

Liev and Naomi, also stars of stage and screen, look effortless.


Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

In the future, executive day-to-evening will look like this. Actually, Cate Blanchett's pants suit is more like a circa-'73 vision of the future.


Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

Speaking of creative suiting! Sahr Ngauja's tux is ready for The Snake Pit. (*Cuddles rag doll in fear.*)

Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

Loving Jessica Hecht's flirty, printed spin on evening. Also: for years (okay, sporadically) I have wondered if she's related to legendary screenwriter Ben, and apparently no one else on the Interbet is remotely interested in this question. Leads?


Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

Karine Plantabit brings the showmanship!


Curtain Up! It's Tonys Fashion!

Denzel: veni, vidi, vici.

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