Celebrating Broadway's Best: 19th Annual The Actors Fund Tony Awards Viewing Party
Last Sunday, my partner David Paul and I had the pleasure of attending the fabulous Actors Fund Tony Awards Viewing Party. One of my best friends--and Brother-from-another-Mother--is Louie Anchondo National Director of Special Events and he is always gracious enough to invite David and I...
Nick Verreos and David Paul--Attending The Actors Fund 19th Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party, Skirball Cultural Center
Dressed and Ready: Just-before-leaving-our-house Selfie--Nick Verreos and David Paul
We both LOVE the Theater and Broadway and yes, the Tony Awards so it's always nice to attend and support The Actors Fund and all the wonderful services they provide. And sometimes, we end up bidding--and winning--on some of the great Silent Auctions items the party has.
This year's gala--which, besides viewing the Tony Awards from giant screens through the Skirball Cultural Center's ballroom, also included a three-course dinner, cocktails and special awards presentations, honoring Tony's Leading Men. Artistic Achievement Awards to Broadway Legends Theodore Bikel, Tim Curry, Alfred Molina and Joe Morton.
Pre-Viewing Cocktail Hour: 19th Annual The Actors Fund Tony Awards Viewing Party, Skirball Cultural Center
Dinner Time: Clockwise, from top right--Salad Starter, Dessert, and Chicken with Rice and Vegetable Main Entree...all very #Yummy--19th Annual The Actors Fund Tony Awards Viewing Party
There were LOTS of A-list Celebs in attendance and yes, I totally freaked out in my white Dinner Jacket-and-fuchsia-tie ensemble when I saw...
Sharon Stone and Cheyenne Jackson--Sharon was seated in a table NEXT to us and OMG!!!! She looked AMAZING. Loved the black and white dress she wore...
See-Thru Sharon: the ensemble featured an inner leotard, white silk gathered chiffon bustier and uneven hem skirt attached to a black stretch illusion 3/4 sleeved top; very chic, on trend and it fit her perfectly!
Tim Curry made a rare appearance to accept his Artistic Achievement Award. The entire ballroom was abuzz about this! It was a beautiful tribute and he was great to make the effort to personally accept his award.
Some Red Carpet Pics I took...
Nick Verreos, 19th Annual The Actors Fund Tony Awards Viewing Party
Nick Verreos and Raymundo Baltazar, 19th Annual The Actors Fund Tony Awards Viewing Party--You may remember Raymundo, he was from the same season of "Project Runway" (Season 2) that I was on back in 2005 (TEN YEARS AGO!) and we have remained friends since! #LoveHim
Nick Verreos, David Paul and Louie Anchondo, The Actors Fund National Director of Special Events--19th Annual The Actors Fund Tony Awards Viewing Party
It was a FABULOUS event and we had a GREAT time! Another wonderful Tony Awards Viewing Party! Many bouquets to The Actors Fund!