A Day in the Life: I Attended the 2014 Tony Awards

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By Channing Hargrove June 09, 2014
Car service picks me up and drops me off at the Gansevoort, where Nexxus creative director Kevin Mancuso will get my hair prepped and primed for The Tonys!
He and I consult on what hair style would best complement my strapless ML Monique Lhuillier. The decision? Loose waves.
I slip into my gown and Kevin touches up my hair. Now is the time I inform him the right side of my hair will do what it wants--no amount of hair spray can hold it.
...an entire can of hair spray later (kidding), it's off to dinner and cocktails.
Meet my lovely date for the evening, Arianna. She's one of my good friends from college and an editor at O, The Oprah Magazine.
Eeek! It's almost time!
Gosh, I love Hugh Jackman. He's such a talent--no wonder he's hosting.
Patti LaBelle, Fantasia Barrino and Gladys Knight opened the show, and remind me I NEED to see After Midnight.
Ah! Aladdin, too! This looks so cool.
"All of the winners to the stage," Hugh Jackman called into the audience. "Let's take a class of 2014 picture!"
After The Tonys, it's the after-party at The Plaza. Champagne with my date? Don't mind if I do.
At approximately, 2:20 a.m. this fashion reporter kicked off her Louboutins, packed up her Rent the Runway gown and hit the sack. 'Twas a good night!
Sunday night, I dreamt that I attended the 2014 Tony Awards. I dreamt that Hugh Jackman hopped on stage, the Genie from Aladdin sang the theme song from Beauty and the Beast, and Carol King serenaded the audience with the cast of Beautiful: The Carol King Musical. Wait. That wasn't a dream. It all happened. I actually did attend the 2014 Tony Awards. And the after-party at The Plaza, where I sipped champagne and recounted it all.
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