As theatre fans gathered in anticipation to find out who would win on Broadway’s biggest night, the stars themselves took to social media to share their enthusiasm for the celebration of theatre and their community. From photos at exclusive after-parties to their reactions to the winners, Playbill presents the 21 posts that exemplify the outpouring of love for art onstage.
For more inside scoop, analysis of the winners, news from the press room and more from the 2018 Tony Awards, visit Playbill.com/TonyAwards.
IT'S SPELLED M-E-N-D-E-Z
AND IT'S NEVER CHANGING
Tony night highlight:
I told Glenda Jackson I wasn’t smart enough to be a politician (like she’s been.) she said “You don’t have to be smart. You just have to be honest.”
— Kat McPhee (@katharinemcphee) June 11, 2018
I've been on the @TheTonyAwards stage a total of 3 times: first, to receive my Tony, second to perform in the opening number, and third to present. At this fourth time, I will be performing with the rest of the @OnceIslandBway cast. 1/
Lots of thoughts about today. But here’s one: I’m so honored to share a category with such amazing, talented and KIND humans. It’s been a joy to get to know you @joshuahenry20 #harryhaddonpaton and #TonyShalhoub. See you tonight!
— Ethan Slater (@ethansaslater) June 10, 2018
Hey, @joshgroban and @SaraBareilles go forth and break a leg tonight at the #TonyAwards ! It is without question the greatest, warmest, most inclusive audience in the world. Everyone is pulling for you! You’re gonna be great. x
Okay so we build another Mount Rushmore HEAR ME OUT but it’s all of the women nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Play
— taylor trensch (@taytrensch) June 11, 2018
— JelaniAlladin (@JelaniAlladin) June 11, 2018
This @TheTonyAwards is awesome tonighttttt!!!!!!! Loving this celebration of artistry!!!!
I’m overjoyed for everyone involved in this production, which was one of the happiest creative experiences of my life. This is a very happy Monday morning ⚡️�� https://t.co/Y1dY9zst6h
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 11, 2018
— Etai Benson (@etaibenson) June 11, 2018
When I was a 17, I saw Angels in America at the Walter Kerr Theatre. I saw my world crack wide open on that stage. I saw who I was, who I could become, who I belonged to. I didn’t know then that both that play and that theatre would find me again and open their arms to me. But they have. And I am so very grateful to be part of their adventure forward. More life. More more life. �� @tender_buttons
This was the best most magical day ever. The end. ❤️��❤️��❤️������������ #TonyAwards
— Hailey Kilgore (@HaileyKilgore) June 11, 2018
Theater kids will save us all.
— Tim Federle (@TimFederle) June 11, 2018