By Jami Smith
Originally published on Advocate.com June 09 2014 10:14 AM ET
It's an appropriate coincidence that the 2014 Tony Awards took place during Pride month because the entire show felt like a celebration for the LGBT community.
Hugh Jackman was charming (and had some great jokes as an LGBT ally,) Neil Patrick Harris doled out lap dances to male celebrities before kissing his husband as Hedwig, and Alan Cumming showcased his sexual prowess and his nipples as the Emcee from Cabaret. When you throw in RuPaul and anything Idina Menzel does, the gay Super Bowl has never felt more epic.
The other show of the night was on Twitter, where comedians could barely contain their excitement. Here are the best tweets from last night's #TonyAwards.
My favorite part of Rocky on Broadway #TonyAwards pic.twitter.com/SJEeRtelxF
— Abbi Crutchfield (@curlycomedy) June 9, 2014
Why do I feel like Eastwood is going to give the award to an empty chair? #TheTonyAwards
— Poppi Kramer (@PoppiKramer) June 9, 2014
John Travolta wasn't available to introduce Idina? #TonyAwards
— Justin Hernandez (@HernandezJustin) June 9, 2014
I'm nervous about celebrating LA gay pride and the Tonys in the same day. Worried homosexuality will be canceled for the rest of the month.
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) June 9, 2014
@Alancumming is damn sexy & clearly #BenjaminButton-ing. I want to steal a lock of hair or his nipple glitter 4 their magic. #TonyAwards
— Christian Cintron (@AbsoluteCintron) June 9, 2014
Cue how I met your mother fans losing their minds pic.twitter.com/IthINSfKPN
— Sara Benincasa (@SaraJBenincasa) June 9, 2014
GAY KISS ON THE TONYS HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO EXPLAIN THIS TO MY GAY KIDS?!?
— Chris Schleicher (@cschleichsrun) June 9, 2014
Samuel L. Jackson may never recover from NPH #TonyAwards http://t.co/Y3dqg84Htz
— Travon Free (@Travon) June 9, 2014