These Were The Best-Dressed Celebrities On the 2019 Tonys Red Carpet
Red carpets are always one of the best places to look for groundbreaking fashion moments. While the Oscars are considered more of a buttoned-up affair, shows like the Tony Awards, which celebrates the world of theater, allow for a bit more creativity. Here are some of the best looks from this year’s red carpet event, which took place on June 9, 2019.
If Billy Porter isn’t on your best-dressed list for every event he attends, you’re doing something wrong. Porter is an accomplished Broadway star, winning a Tony in 2013 for his role in Kinky Boots. But chances are, you know him from TV: He stars on the FX series Pose. His red, white, and pink ensemble mixes masculine and feminine elements perfectly.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel herself was in attendance. Rachel Brosnahan is best known for portraying the eponymous NYC housewife-turned-stand-up on the Amazon series, though you may also recognize her for her roles on shows such as House of Cards and Manhattan. Brosnahan donned an ice blue gown that paired nicely with her long blonde locks (a departure from her look on the Emmy-winning series).
Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe recognize Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, guardian of Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming and the forthcoming sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home. But Tomei is an Academy Award-winning actress with many credits to her name and has spent quite a bit of time both on and off Broadway in theater productions. She wore a gorgeous strapless floral gown to celebrate the big night.
Tina Fey’s career has primarily been focused on the big and small screens. We know her from Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, and movies such as Date Night and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. But a film she wrote, Mean Girls, was turned into a musical, and Fey was nominated for a Tony for it in 2018. Though she didn’t win, she came back to the awards this year in a stunning gold suit with red, white, and blue accents.
Speaking of Fey, her 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt co-star Jane Krakowski was also at the Tonys this year. While her TV roles (those just mentioned as well as Ally McBeal) may be how you’re most familiar with her, Krakowski is an experienced Broadway performer, winning a Tony in 2003 for the musical Nine. This year, Krakowski wore a funky blue long-sleeved number.
Regina King had an incredible 2018. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for If Beale Street Could Talk. She began filming for her starring role in the upcoming HBO series Watchmen (based on the comic books). And King continued her work behind the camera, directing episodes of The Good Doctor and Insecure. Somehow, she still has time to attend award shows like the Tonys in a gorgeous pink gown, and look phenomenal doing so.
Not only is Lucy Liu a performer (best known for films like Charlie’s Angels and the TV series Elementary), she’s also a voice actress, a director, and a visual artist. In 2019 alone, Liu received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, held her first national museum exhibition, and began starring in a new series, Why Women Kill. You might think she would be too busy for a public appearance, but Liu was at the Tonys, wearing a tulle purple dress that perfectly matched the sixth color in the floral rainbow sign for the event.