You might think awards season is over come February, but come June, it’s time for The Tony Awards. Celebrating outstanding achievements in live Broadway theater, the event takes place annually at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, and guarantees the spectacle of all Broadway’s darlings dressed to the nines. From ruffles and ruching to silky or sequined gowns, here are the most gorgeous dresses from the Tony Awards, past to present.
Liza Minnelli, 1967
For the 21st Annual Tony Awards, Minnelli wore a tiered ruffle gown with dazzling embellishments.
Natalia Makarova, 1983
For the 37th Annual Tony Awards, Makarova wore a sparkling silver fringe dress with a matching head piece.
Kathleen Turner, 1988
For the 42nd Annual Tony Awards, Turner wore a bright aqua sequined slip dress.
Marin Mazzie, 1998
For the 52nd Annual Tony Awards, Mazzie wore a pearly white semi-sheer gown.
Susan Lucci, 2000
For the 54th Annual Tony Awards, Lucci wore a simple silk gown with diamond jewelry.
Gwyneth Paltrow, 2001
For the 55th Annual Tony Awards, Paltrow wore a short-sleeved dress with a plunging neckline and a sheer floral skirt.
Vanessa Williams, 2002
For the 56th Annual Tony Awards, Williams wore a fitted white gown with pink floral embroidery.
Julia Stiles, 2005
For the 59th Annual Tony Awards, Stiles wore a plunging red gown.
Allison Janney, 2005
For the 59th Annual Tony Awards, Janney wore a mauve strapless mermaid gown.
Sutton Foster, 2006
For the 60th Annual Tony Awards, Foster wore an ivory mermaid gown adorned with delicate feathers.
Laura Benanti, 2008
For the the 62nd Annual Tony Awards, Benanti wore a sparkling burgundy column gown with a shoulder strap detail.
Anne Hathaway, 2009
For the 63rd Annual Tony Awards, Hathaway wore a black strapless Oscar de la Renta dress.
Catherine Zeta Jones, 2011
For the 65th Annual Tony Awards, Jones wore a long-sleeved red Elie Saab gown.
Jennifer Lopez, 2015
For the 69th Annual Tony Awards, Lopez wore a midnight blue Valentino gown embroidered in gold.
Ming-Na Wen, 2018
For the 72nd Annual Tony Awards, Wen wore a deep red Mar Zunino halter gown with a Tadashi Shoji clutch.