1. It's deliciously ironic that, for all the talk of the Tony Awards being the gay equivalent of the Superbowl, host Neil Patrick Harris opened with the show with a brilliantly hilarious song explaining that Broadway is "not just for gays anymore."
2. Ellen Barkin is still around? I assume her excessively along acceptance speech is explained by the fact that she seemed to fall off the face of the earth and she wanted to make sure people didn't forget her. I also wanted to see Joanna Lumley win just to get a bit of an AbFab flashback.
3. Surprise! Daniel Radcliffe can sing and dance quite well (and does a very good American accent). Personally, I think "How To Succeed" might not have been the best vehicle to make his musical debut; any show that includes a number called "A Secretary is Not a Toy" doesn't really age well, "Mad Men" notwithstanding.
4. Loved the number from "Catch Me If You Can", although I was surprised they didn't showcase the star of the show.
5. Thought the Spiderman bit was hilarious.
6. David Hyde Pierce? Still funny after these all years.
7. "I want to thank everyone I met in my entire life."
8. What kind of shirt was Trey Parker wearing? He looked a bit like a disco priest...
9. Well, what's an award show without a shrieking, crying winner...? But the charm vanished when she said "I am not leaving this stage." Yes, congratulations, but this show is not just about you.
10. Stephen Colbert as Stephen Colbert was the perfect choice to introduce "Book of Mormon". "I Believe" was great, but I would have preferred a number that showcased more of the cast.
11. F*CK! The TiVo just rebooted. Have no idea what I'm missing yet...
12. Great duet between Neil Patrick Harris and Hugh Jackman. Absolutely inspired!
13. Wait, what? Brooke Shields in "Addams Family"? Sorry--not buying it. And does anyone know what was bleeped out?
14. Worst bit of the evening so far? Bono and The Edge. Forced humor, and couldn't you have cleaned up just a bit? And I'm assuming that particular song from "Spiderman" was chosen because there were no cables or harnesses required. Quite forgettable.
15. Robin Williams? Also still funny after all these years.
16. "Anything Goes" is one of my favorite production numbers of all time, but I was hoping to see the new version of "Blow, Gabriel, Blow". I'm also wondering if any of the past Reno Sweeneys were as tap-tactic as Sutton Foster.
17. A moment here to thank the Tony producers for not including any faux celebrities (I'm looking at all you reality "stars") amongst the presenters.
18. Well, casting Brooke Shields in "Addams Family" looks like genius compared to putting Christie Brinkley in "Chicago".
19. Congrats to local girl Sutton Foster! And I thought she had the best acceptance speech of the night.