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Ariana DeBose Shines as Host of 2024 Tony Awards

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Ariana DeBose dazzled audiences as she kicked off the 2024 Tony Awards with a dynamic opening number celebrating the nominees and the challenges they’ve overcome. DeBose, who also produced the ceremony, showcased her talent and energy in a dance-heavy performance choreographed alongside Julius Anthony Rubio.

Wearing a stunning gold, striped dress and matching hairpiece, DeBose captivated the crowd with her vocals and moves, urging first-time nominees to make some noise and revel in the moment.

The opening number featured a fun nod to Broadway with a prop newspaper featuring DeBose on the front page, setting the tone for an exciting evening ahead.

Transitioning from the opening performance to her monologue, DeBose emphasized the significance of art and theater in today’s world, highlighting the power of storytelling and the communal experience of live performances.

DeBose’s return as the emcee for the Tony Awards marked her third consecutive year hosting the prestigious event, showcasing her versatility and charisma on stage.

Throughout the show, DeBose entertained the audience with her signature humor and wit, engaging in playful banter and keeping the energy high.

In a standout moment, DeBose paid tribute to legendary actress Rita Moreno, dancing to the iconic song “America” from ‘West Side Story‘ in a touching homage to the Broadway icon.

The 2024 Tony Awards, held at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, featured a star-studded lineup and celebrated the outstanding achievements of the theater community.

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