Some thoughts on the Tony Awards from Wowlebrity & author, Frank Decaro:
• The opening number was goosebump-inducing. So now I have to like James Corden.
• I cried when Bob Mackie won because he’s a fashion icon and I adore him.
• I cheered when Elaine May won because she’s a comedy icon and I revere her.
• I like when old people win things.
• If there isn’t a drag queen named Lilly Diabetes, there should be.
• Giving a standing ovation, no matter how well deserved, to a woman in a wheelchair just seems rude.
• I haven’t seen Hadestown, but The Prom is the best new musical I’ve seen in years…and not just because it’s gay, although partly.
• Catherine O’Hara should introduce everything everywhere.
• Boys in the Band won the Best Revival Tony. Happy Pride and, um, holy shit.
• Taylor Mac is “Your Drag Moment of the Day” every day.
• Billy Porter has become Elton John.
• Too Darn Hot is even hotter in person.
• The Cher Show is even showier in person.
• Gayest. TV commercials. Ever.
• I love that King Kong puppet more than I can express.
• Why bother showing Rosemary Harris and Terrence McNally accept their awards? They’re merely legends.
• “The media is not the enemy of the people. Demagoguery is the enemy of the people” – Bryan Cranston
• Cynthia Erivo does for me what her Color Purple costar does for everyone else.
• I’ve been saying that Santino Fontana is a supremely talented actor for about a decade…and I’m glad everyone finally agrees.
• Stephanie J. Block’s acceptance speech thanking God and the goddess Cher was everything.
• M&M’s have embraced cannibalism and it scares me.
Frank’s new book Drag: Combing Through there Big Wigs of Show Business is in bookstore and on Amazon here.
Here are his upcoming book events & appearances:
June 15: Book signing at Just Fabulous, Palm Springs, CA 2-4 pm.
June 25: Appearance at Knit @ Night with Brini Maxwell at Club Cumming, New York City, 6-8 p.m.
June 26: Panel and signing at Barnes & Noble at Union Square, New York City. Panel discussion with Lady Bunny, Miss Peggy Lee, John Epperson, and Brini Maxwell. 7 p.m.
June 28: Signing at Barnes & Noble, Woodland Park, NJ. 6:30 PM
June 30: NYC Pride Parade. Frank DeCaro and Jim Colucci, author of Golden Girls Forever, chosen as two of fifty LGBTQ authors chosen to walk with Barnes & Noble in the parade to honor Stonewall 50.