Tony Awards 2017: A ‘New York, New York’ Rockettes Performance with Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom, Jr.
he 71st annual Tony Awards was an incredible night for Broadway, and for us Rockettes—from walking the rose-lined red carpet alongside talented performers and some of our favorite celebs, to dancing on the Great Stage among nominees for the Tony Award for Best Choreography like “Come From Away,” “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,” “Groundhog Day” and “Bandstand” (the Winner!).
But the highlight of our night was being joined by the vocal prowess of Leslie Odom, Jr. (2016 Tony Award Winner for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for “Hamilton”) and Cynthia Erivo (2016 Tony Award Winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for “The Color Purple”) for a stunning finale to our “New York, New York” number. It was an iconic “pinch me” New York moment on the Radio City Music Hall stage, and one we will certainly never forget.
P.S. Our special thanks to Nick Kroll and John Mulaney for easing the backstage jitters by making us crack up during their intro to our performance.