The Most Interesting Looks From The Tony Awards


By Carlos Aparicio

The 65th ceremony for the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre (also known as the Tony Awards) was held this past Sunday, June 12th at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.

This is a round up of the most interesting looks from the red carpet before the ceremony:

First of all, a big congratulations to actress Nikki James of “The Book of Mormon” for her first Tony Award. We’ve had the wonderful privilege to work with Nikki on a Women’s Mafia photo spread a few years ago. She also looked absolutely stunning on the red carpet. Congratulations, Nikki, you were always a leading lady in our eyes!

Whoopi Goldberg went for a look that seems to be a mix of Pirates of the Caribbean and Peter Pan. We still love her though, and seeing someone else take her role in the Sister Act musical has shown how much charisma, humor and individuality she brings to the table in every role she takes on.

Singer Michelle Williams looking beautiful in her new ‘do!

Really, Aretha Franklin? Really?

Actress Kerry Washington went for a lovely combination of colors that worked really well with her skin tone. Good job!

Actress Frances McDormand. Her face expresses how we feel about this look. That being said, we’re lining up for tickets if her show comes back!

Gear up for GLAAD

Altruism Causes Events Exploits Performing Arts

By Saira Toppin

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is always busy. If it is not their TGIF’s (Thank GLAAD it’s Friday), Media Awards, or OUT Auctions, then it is events like GLAAD’s New York Leadership Council Spa Night, or An Evening at La Cage Aux Folles.

On Tuesday May 18th, 2010 from 6:30pm until 11:00pm GLAAD had its New York Leadership Council at Senses NY (138 5th Avenue). It was an event for women and their friends. It was a spa night after work to benefit GLAAD’s initiatives, programs, and events. This event was specifically aimed at raising female awareness.

Women came out, including the Real House Wives of New York, and enjoyed a haven of relaxation and experienced a sampling of the very best services –— manicures, pedicures, reflexology, eyebrow shaping, hair coloring and cut consultation — by a diverse team of experts. There were cocktails, hor d’ oeuvres and music provided by DJ Stacy. The Leadership Council’s ambassadors who work side by side with GLAAD to improve the lives of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual & transgender people in NYC and across the country came out to meet and greet the supporters of GLAAD.

On Thursday June 24th, 2010 at 8:00PM, GLAAD gears up for NYC PRIDE. La Cage Aux Folles will be performed at the Longacre Theater. For one night only, GLAAD supporters will enjoy significantly discounted prices with 10% of ticket sales benefiting GLAAD. Seats are LIMITED and advanced ticket purchase is required.

This musical is the Winner of three Drama Desk Awards: Outstanding Musical Revival, Outstanding Actor in a Musical, and Outstanding Costume Design!! It has received 11 TONY AWARDS nominations, including BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL!!

The Longacre Theatre is located at 220 West 48th Street, New York, NY 10036, (212) 239-6200

Seats & Prices: Orchestra and Mezzanine: $77.50, normally $132.50. All prices include a $1.50 facilities fee. Please purchase tickets online at:

Be sure to enter the GLAAD discount code: LCGLAAD. This is a good deal folks, get out and enjoy a night out in the City.

Join GLAAD afterwards at Hurley’s Saloon for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Cast members will also be invited to attend. The after party starts at 11:00 pm, at 232 West 48th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue).


The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively.  By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.