The Tony Awards are the biggest night in Broadway, and we love seeing our favorite casts take the stage to show off the best musical numbers from their shows. WATCH Audra McDonald and the cast of ‘Shuffle Along’ perform ‘Broadway Blues’ right here!
If you like singing and dancing, you’re in the right place — Shuffle Along, one of the year’s hottest Broadway shows, brought a glimpse of their production to the worldwide stage that is the Tony Awards on June 12. Take a look at Audra McDonald and the rest of the amazing ensemble performing their hearts out!
It’s not a secret that Audra is insanely talented, and the Broadway icon brought her all to the Tonys last night. Shaking and shimmying in a gorgeous blue velvet dress — while pregnant — she belted out the tune “Broadway Blues” from the show as her co-stars Brian Stokes Mitchell, Joshua Henry, Billy Parter, Brandon Victor Dixon and Adrienne Warren showed off their dancing chops. Amazing!
Brandon, who was nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, lost to Daveed Diggs from Hamilton, told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that he was super honored just to be considered. “I’m hyped! My team is so pleased and excited,” he shared with us. “The best part is the free drinks and hors d’oeuvres,” he joked. “We pull that energy into the show — we’re very excited that we’re recognized for so many Tony Awards. Our show is extraordinary and we’re really excited that people are responding to that.” Though it lost to Hamilton for just about everything, Shuffle Along was nominated for a total of ten awards tonight, including Best Musical. That’s nothing to sneeze at!
You can get tickets to Shuffle Along right here!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of the Shuffle Along performance? Was it your favorite of the evening?