Is it dumb to rave about the musical numbers on the Tonys? Fine, then, let’s be dumb: The opening musical number on the Tonys was fantastic! Neil Patrick Harris literally jumped through hoops, kids. Come for the dig at Tom Hooper’s direction of Les Miserables, stay for all the reaction shots of everyone in the audience freaking out.
Also great: Andrew Rannells, Megan Hilty, and Laura Benanti singing about their canceled TV shows.
Less great, though, was the closing song, set to the completely unrelated “Empire State of Mind.” Audra McDonald, you deserve better.