All of Broadway's biggest names gathered for the 68th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and it was one entertaining event—mainly because of host Hugh Jackman!
The Wolverine star sang, danced and cracked jokes while remaining charismatic, funny and extremely light on his feet! Let's recall some of his best moments from tonight's festivities!
The star put all his bouncing training to good use as he hopped his way through the theater and backstage, down the aisles and into an elevator before making his way to the main stage for the show's opening. Sting, nominee Neil Patrick Harris and Jersey Boys director Clint Eastwood and the cast members from several Broadway shows all made cameos in the four-minute sequence. Once on stage, the host showed off his impressive singing and dancing abilities.
During his opening monologue, Jackman poked fun at himself, saying, "Tonight is a celebration of Broadway, the only place you can see Rocky in a boxing ring, Bryan Cranston in the Oval Office, and Wolverine in tap shoes."
He also joked about Harvey Fierstein's play Casa Valentina. "It highlights the tension between married men who cross dress and the gay community, two sides that never understood each other. It's kind of like people who are against same-sex marriage and people who mind their own business," he said.
The actor continued to showcase his charm, singing the nominees for Best Lead Actress in a Play to the tune of "L-O-V-E" by Nat King Cole, before presenting the award to Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill's Audra McDonald.
Later, he revealed an unknown talent—rapping! The Prisoners star took the stage with T.I. and LL Cool J to perform a very memorable rap rendition of "The Music Man!"
A Raisin in the Sun, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder took home numerous trophies throughout the night. Check out all the other winners from the 2014 Tony Awards!
Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night
Actor in Featured Role in a Musical: James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin
Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the Sun
Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Lena Hall, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Jessie Mueller, Beautiful--The Carole King Musical
Best Direction of a Play: Kenny Leon, A Raisin in the Sun
Best Direction of a Musical: Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Best Choreography: Warren Carlyle, After Midnight
Best Orchestrations: Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County
Best Scenic Design of a Play: Beowulf Boritt, Act One
Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Christopher Barreca, Rocky
Best Costume Design of a Play: Jenny Tiramani, Twelfth Night
Best Costume Design of a Musical: Linda Cho, A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder
Best Lighting Design of a Play: Natasha Katz, The Glass Menagerie
Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Kevin Adams, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Best Sound Design of a Play: Steve Canyon Kennedy, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
Best Sound Design of a Musical: Brian Ronan, Beautiful--The Carole King Musical
Best Play: All the Way
Best Musical: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Best Book of a Musical: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Best Revival of a Play: A Raisin in the Sun
Best Revival of a Musical: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Isabelle Stevenson Award: Rosie O'Donnell