The Tony Awards were held and Audemars Piguet was proud to act as the presenting sponsor of the 63rd Annual Tony Awards Telecast Red Carpet at Radio City Music Hall. Audemars Piguet Millenary Pianoforte timepieces were worn by both Constantine Maroulis (nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, Rock of Ages) as well as Gregory Jbara who took home the Tony for his performance in Billy Elliot, The Musical. The Millenary Pianoforte is a favorite of music entertainers such as Quincy Jones, John Legend and Wyclef due to its unique piano dial design.
Audemars Piguet, considered one of the world’s finest watch manufacturers, displayed eight solid aluminum clocks along this year’s red carpet. The clocks were decorated by the nominees for Best Musical and Best Musical Revival (shows include Hair, Shrek The Musical, Pal Joey, West Side Story, Next to Normal, Rock of Ages, Guys and Dolls, and Billy Elliot, The Musical) to represent each one of this season’s musicals. The clocks are now on display in the windows of the Audemars Piguet flagship boutique at 40 East 57th Street in Manhattan. The clocks are being auctioned off for The Actor’s Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. The Actors Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis or transition. The auction is open from June 8th – June 18th on www.auctionof100stars.org.
An additional activity during the Awards ceremony, which created quite a bit of excitement in Radio City Music Hall during the commercial breaks of the Tony telecast, were two giveaways of Audemars Piguet timepieces valued at over $30,000.