Our Favorite Tony Award Performances

BY Christopher Harrity

January 17 2012 4:00 AM ET

 Hopefully you will forgive the sketchy quality of these Youtube clips when you relive these dazzling moments from the Tonys. Be sure to go all the way through to the end for some nearly nude Cheyenne Jackson and other male dancers with a very nervous Nathan Lane.

Dreamgirls at the 1982 Tonys 

  Below: Jennifer Holliday, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine, and other original cast members of Michael Bennett's musical Dreamgirls perform "It's All Over" and "And I'm Telling You (I'm Not Going)" on the 1982 Tony Awards. Defines gut-wrenching.