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Oh, What a Night

The fashion of the 60th Annual Tony Awards -- We rate the gowns of the stage stars from Julia Roberts to Cynthia Nixon

The June 11 Tonys belonged to the men — testosterone-heavy hits History Boys and Jersey Boys took top honors — but one larger-than-life lady nearly outshined them all. ''I love the idea of being able to be supportive,'' said Color Purple producer Oprah Winfrey, easily the most popular nominee on the red carpet. Also at Radio City Music Hall to glam up Broadway's big party (and goose the show's ratings): Three Days of Rain's Julia Roberts and stage alums Anna Paquin, Julianna Margulies, Alfre Woodard, and T.R. Knight. The winners are at ew.com/stage; here's our take on the fashions at the most star-studded Tonys in years.

KYRA SEDGWICK
One of six red-hot presenters. Did no one worry about clashing with the carpet?

JULIA ROBERTS
The non-nominee — in a low-cut, backless Armani halter—proved looking good is still the best revenge.

CYNTHIA NIXON
She was a winner on stage (for her wrenching turn in Rabbit Hole) and off (for her elegant white J. Mendel gown).

OPRAH & LACHANZE
The TV queen (wearing Carolina Herrera) went home empty-handed, but her Purple leading lady (in Pertegaz) didn't.

CYNDI LAUPER
She's 52 and fabulous. The Threepenny Opera star wowed in a racy Isaac Mizrahi bustier-and-garter-belt creation.

HAIRY DETAILS
We love Mark Ruffalo's '30s-era Awake and Sing! 'stache, but Harry Connick Jr.'s Pajama Game pompadour and Knight's blue 'do left us scratching our heads.

Originally posted Jun 16, 2006 Published in issue #883 Jun 23, 2006 Order article reprints
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