Written by Ashton Snyder on
 June 18, 2024

Hillary Clinton's Surprise Tony Awards Appearance Raises Mixed Reactions

Hillary Clinton made a surprising appearance at the 2024 Tony Awards.

Though reactions were mixed, the former Secretary of State received a standing ovation while joking about her 2016 presidential election loss.

According to Daily Mail, Hillary Clinton attended the Tony Awards on June 18, which took place at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater in New York City. This event was particularly notable as it was her first Tony nomination. Clinton, who produces the musical Suffs, took the stage to introduce a performance from the show.

Clinton Emphasizes The Importance Of Voting

In her introduction, Clinton joked about her loss in the 2016 election. She captured attention not just for her jest but also by stressing the significance of voting in the upcoming presidential race featuring Donald Trump and President Joe Biden.

Reflecting on the achievements of the musical "Suffs," Clinton expressed her delight in the show and its creator, Shaina Taub. She noted the musical's depiction of the women's suffrage movement and its relevance to contemporary issues.

Clinton said, "I have stood on a lot of stages, but this is very special. I know a little bit about how hard it is to make change." She further praised Taub, calling her a "two-time Tony winner," and emphasized the ongoing struggle for women's rights.

Award Celebrations For "The Outsiders"

While Clinton's appearance sparked varied reactions, Angelina Jolie and her daughter Vivienne also made headlines. The duo celebrated their musical "The Outsiders," which clinched multiple top awards.

Jolie and Vivienne attended the event together and witnessed "The Outsiders" win the Best Musical award, among three others. Notably, the production was nominated for a total of 12 awards.

The production team behind "The Outsiders" secured accolades for Best Direction of a Musical, Best Sound Design, and Best Lighting Design. Vivienne, credited without her father's surname, Pitt on the Playbill, joined her mother in the celebrations.

Mixed Social Media Reactions

Despite the adulation from theater enthusiasts, Clinton's Tony Awards appearance was met with mixed reactions on social media. Some users mocked her enthusiastic reception.

Ryan Gidursky commented, "Democrats were like, 'how do I do something more cringe than Robert DeNiro? Hillary Clinton: 'hold my drink'." This sentiment echoed among other critics who viewed her appearance as more of a political pitch than a sincere celebration.

However, others appreciated Clinton's caftan attire and her presence during Pride Month, highlighting the significance of representation and inclusivity in such events. Actor Sarah Paulson won Best Actress in a Play, adding luster to the evening. Daniel Radcliffe and Jeremy Strong won Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical and Best Actor in a Play, respectively.

In summary, Hillary Clinton's surprise Tony Awards appearance was a blend of applause and criticism. Her introduction for "Suffs" was a notable highlight. Angelina Jolie and Vivienne's musical achieved significant success. Social media reactions varied widely.

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