Kristin Chenoweth Surprises Tony Awards Crowd with E.T. Costume

Kristin Chenoweth Tony Awards

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Hosts Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming provided the humor at last night’s Tony Awards with their hilarious costume changes.

The hosts, who were presenting the three-hour long ceremony at the Radio City Music Hall, New York, delighted the audience with their costumes, which included Kristin as E.T.

The costume was a play on the words “phone home,” the famous phrase from the E.T movie, in relation to the show Fun Home, which won in 5 categories including Best Musical.

The look was hilarious, but didn’t quite make our list of the 11 best looks from this year’s Tony Awards.

Alan (who as well as Kristin is a previous Tony winner) also surprised the audience by donning a long dress and bonnet for a spoof of The King and I, while Kristin crawled out from underneath him dressed as the king.

Kelli O’Hara, who plays the English school teacher in The King and I revival musical, finally picked up a Tony for the role, after a total of 6 nominations.

“You would think that I had written something down by now,” she said as she accepted her award. The star went on to thank her parents and her co-star Ken Watanabe, referring to him as her king.

Another regal triumph was actress Dame Helen Mirren who portrayed the Queen in The Audience. “This is a unbelievable honour, I am so thrilled,” she said on collecting her award.

Songwriters Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron became the first all-female writing team to win a Tony award. They picked up the award for Best Original Musical Score for Fun Home.

Other winners included Christian Borle for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his role in Something Rotten!, Alex Sharop for Best Leading Actor in a Play for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and Ruthie Ann Miles for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for The King and I. Karen Hill