June 11, 2006

Backstage at the Tonys 2006

Backstage at the Tonys
Originally uploaded by danicaclo.
There aren't many things that can get me out of bed before noon on Sundays, but I couldn't turn down the opportunity to go backstage at rehearsals for this year's Tony Awards. I got to wander around the stage and hang out in the host gift lounge where I saw tons of Broadway and Hollywood legends -- I was this: <------> close to Julie Andrews, one of the most amazing performers ever, but was too nervous to ask to take a photo with her. I still get excited about the Sound of Music. Nerdy, non?

I was also super-lucky that my book, How Not to Look Fat was included in the celebrity gift bag. Hopefully, the celebs who got the book -- stars like Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, Glenn Close, Rita Wilson, Kyra Sedgwick, Mark Ruffalo, Ralph Fiennes, Cynthia Nixon, Alfre Woodard, Anna Paquin, Bebe Neuwirth, Chita Rivera, James Earl Jones, Joe Pesci, Josh Lucas, Julianna Margulies, Julie Andrews, Kristen Bell, Mary Louise Parker, and Rosie Perez -- won't be offended! Note to famous people: No one thinks you're fat! You're gorgeous. Mwah! x