I thought James Corden did great as host. The opening number brought many laughs, and I enjoyed the replay of his carpool karaoke segment with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Audra McDonald, and Jane Krakowski. There were so many shows honored during the awards that I would love to see. "Hamilton" has included Des Moines among the 14 stops on their first tour. I can't wait.
I was also thrilled to see a performance from "Waitress," because I adore Sara Bareilles, who wrote all the music. I really hope that show tours so I can have a chance to see it.
The performance I was most anticipating, however, was the revival of "Spring Awakening." It is one of my all-time favorite shows, and I love that Andy Mientus (who was on the touring cast I saw) and Krysta Rodriguez (who I loved in "Smash" are in the cast). It's such a poignant show and the music is some of my favorite. I really hope the revival tours, as I'm intrigued to see how the sign language adds to the show. Here's a clip I found online of one of my favorite numbers from the show.