Celebrating the most outstanding musicals and plays of the year, the 2022 Tony Awards marked its return to Radio City Music Hall for its first in-person ceremony since 2019.
Hosted by Broadway performer and newly-minted Academy Award-winner, West Side Story actress Ariana DeBose, the evening was a memorable one, with stars like Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Patti LuPone taking home awards, and Jennifer Hudson making history with her impressive EGOT win.
Of course, there were also plenty of must-see red carpet moments throughout the night. Whether evoking classic Old Hollywood glamor (like Jessica Chastain), or bringing high drama with opulent capes (Cynthia Erivo), A-listers put their best sartorial foot forward to celebrate The Great White Way.
Here, GRAZIA USA has compiled the most show-stopping looks from the 2022 Tony Awards.
Cynthia Erivo in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture
If anyone knows how to nail a dramatic red carpet appearance, it’s Cynthia Erivo. As she prepares for her upcoming role as the witch Elphaba in the big screen adaptation of the Broadway staple Wicked alongside Ariana Grande, Erivo stepped out in an angelic white silk-chiffon hooded cape gown from Giambattista Valli’s Spring/Summer 2022 Haute Couture collection, paired with Tiffany & Co. jewels.
Jessica Chastain in Gucci
Evoking Old Hollywood glamor, Academy Award winner Jessica Chastain made her appearance at the 2022 Tony Awards in a light pink corseted off-the-shoulder Gucci gown, styled by Elizabeth Stewart, paired with Gucci High Jewelry pink sapphire and diamond earrings.
Jennifer Hudson in Pamella Roland
Ariana DeBose in custom BOSS
As host of the 2022 Tony Awards, Academy Award winning West Side Story actress Ariana DeBose opted for a black sequin custom BOSS gown with triangle bra top and thigh-high slit, styled by her trusty duo, Zadrian Smith and Sarah Edmiston.
Andrew Garfield in Tom Ford
Andrew Garfield looked dapper (thanks to his stylist Warren Alfie Baker) in a black velvet suit by Tom Ford worn with an Omega watch.
Ruth Negga in custom Armani Privé
Styled by Karla Welch, Ruth Negga attended the awards ceremony in a plunging black custom gown by Armani Privé with a shimmering overskirt, plus Tiffany & Co. necklace and ring. The actress was nominated for Best Leading Actress in a Play for her role in Macbeth.
Uzo Aduba in Cong Tri
Uzo Aduba shined bright in a metallic gold Cong Tri pleated off-the-shoulder gown with Chopard jewels, styled by Shiona Turini. The actress was nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role in Clyde’s.
Danielle Brooks in Viktor Luna
Tony Award winner Danielle Brooks stepped out in a custom swirl-print belted design from Viktor Luna, styled by Kelly Augustine. Brookes is officially set to reprise her award-winning role in The Color Purple as Sofia in the upcoming musical film adaptation. She originally played Sofia in the 2015 Broadway revival.
Billy Porter in Dolce & Gabbana
Red carpet revolutionary Billy Porter attended the 2022 Tony Awards in a metallic silver Dolce & Gabbana suit.
Jeremy Pope in Louis Vuitton
Hollywood actor Jeremy Pope chose a white wool oversize Louis Vuitton suit and sneakers, worn with Cartier jewels.
Vanessa Hudgens in Schiaparelli Couture
Opting for a sculptural Schiaparelli gown, presenter Vanessa Hudgens donned a couture look from the house’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection with Jimmy Choo platforms, styled by Jason Bolden.
Kara Young in Christian Siriano
Styled by Mary Reinehr Gigler, Kara Young stood out on the carpet in her burnt-orange two-piece gown by Christian Siriano. “I was blessed by Christian Siriano for my first Tony’s Red Carpet,” the star wrote on Instagram. “Christian, this was magic, the stuff little kids dream of, thank you from the stars to the moon, to the galaxies for this moment, you genius.”
Sarah Paulson in Moschino
Sarah Paulson made her red carpet appearance in a multicolored leopard-print embroidered gown, complete with a voluminous peplum waist from Moschino‘s Fall/Winter 2022 collection.
Phillipa Soo in Byblos
Styled by Cristina Ehrlich, Phillipa Soo attended the 2022 Tony Awards in sexy black gown with high slit and halter chain neckline from Byblos.