Top GIFs & Clips From the 2022 Tony Awards
ICYMI: Broadway’s back, baby!
This year’s ceremony, hosted by Oscar winner Ariana DeBose, was a true return to form, featuring everything from a dazzling, Broadway history-spanning opening number by DeBose, to a cast reunion years in the making.
Below, we’ve broken down some of the top GIFs and Clips from the night, all of which can be found on the official Tony Awards GIPHY channel here.
Most-Viewed GIFs: Myles Frost, Joaquina Kalukango, Deirdre O’Connell
Several of the night’s biggest winners topped our list of the most-viewed GIFs from the 2022 Tony Awards.
Actress Deirdre O’Connell won her first Tony Award Sunday night, taking home Best Leading Actress in a Play for her performance in “Dana H.”
This GIF from her acceptance speech was the third most-viewed GIF of the night, with 16.3 million views as of Tuesday.
“Paradise Square” star Joaquina Kalukango walked away from the 2022 Tony Awards with two distinctions: Best Leading Actress in a Musical, and broad acclaim for her show-stopping performance of “Let It Burn.”
This moment from her acceptance speech was the second most-viewed GIF, with 27.7 million views.
Kalukango also nabbed another spot on our list of the most-viewed GIFs from the night: this GIF from her acclaimed performance of “Let It Burn” was the fourth most-viewed GIF, with 14.3 million views.
“MJ” star Myles Frost won Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Michael Jackson, becoming the youngest person to ever win the award.
This GIF of Frost accepting his award was the most-viewed GIF of the night, with 30 million views.
Honorary Mention: Ariana DeBose
From her dazzling opening number, to hilarious audience interactions, Oscar winner and former Broadway understudy Ariana DeBose brought her A-game as this year’s Tony Awards host.
Here are some of our favorite moments of DeBose from the night, in GIFs and Clips.
Ariana DeBose and Sam Rockwell Dancing GIF
“It’s the Best” Clip
“Starts, stops, dramatic twists and turns!” GIF
“Broadway’s back, baby” Clip
“That Was Rad” Clip