And the Gleeks shall inherit the Tony Awards? Apparently so! Sunday night's Tony Awards were filled with Broadway starpower (and regular starpower — hello, Scarlett Johannson and Denzel Washington!), but it was Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison who brought the house down.
The Glee pair were announced onto the stage from Laura Bell Bundy, the star of the Broadway musical adaptation of Legally Blonde as well as Hairspray, which co-starred Morrison. As Laura put it, Matt was "the guy I just had to make out with eight shows a week." Uh...yeah, we're totally jealous! Props to Laura for also making her case for a guestappearance on Glee. Hey, if the show can find room for Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, and Kristin Chenoweth, then why not her?
Anyway! Matthew, dressed in a vest that reminded some Twitter followers of Han Solo, sang "All I Need Is The Girl" from the musical Gypsy. It was more theatrical than what you might see from Matt on Glee, but it was still an awesome showcase for his singing and dancing skills.
Then Lea Michele arrived and — surprise! — sang her standard: "Don't Rain on My Parade," which was originally from the Broadway musical Funny Girl. To say Lea killed this song would be an understatement. Unlike the Rachel Berry/Glee performance, it was much quicker and more angry, with Lea looking quite determined to make sure everyone in the audience knew who was the star of the night. Plus, on her trek up the aisle to the stage (just like in the Glee performance!), she got to sit on Jonathan Groff's lap and serenade Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. Oh, and she got Jay-Z to wave at her. So, win. How did you spend your Sunday night? Here's guessing it's not getting waves from Hova.