Autograph hound bothering me and my date Daniel Craig (Image by Mike Summers)
I was gonna go to D.C. this weekend, or even plan a camping trip, but they seem to be falling through.
Instead, I had my getaway right in NYC: My pal Mike had an extra ticket to the Drama Desk Awards Monday evening, as well as the after-party, so I was only too happy to snap it up.
Christy Altomare of Anastasia (The guy with her was dreamy.)
Tommy Tune, one of the few I grabbed outside (Image by Mike Stern)
We attended with our other pal, also Mike.
Did I mention that Mike #1 is 10X the starfucker I am, and that Mike #2 is 100X the starfucker I am?! Having two people seeking star pic-withs is ideal, because if you grab someone, it's easy enough to then switch positions and stars are usually happy to oblige. With three, it becomes overwhelming.
Christine Ebersole! This one, I didn't think was destined to happen. (Image by Mike Summers)
So, I did not go for everyone they did (Danny DeVito, Amy Ryan, many nominees), yet still had fun and wound up with some nice photos.
ABOVE: Randy (with Mike #2) was a hilarious presenter, zinging Andrew Lloyd Webber in absentia. BELOW: Mike #2 in action with George Takei! (Images by Matthew Rettenmund)
We found Randy Rainbow (so nice, with Mom as his date) before the carpet, but then parked where the stars would go from carpet to theater so the guys would be able to grab as many quick pic-withs as possible.
Vanessa Williams, Kevin Kline, Jane Krakowski (Images by Matthew Rettenmund)
I must say my spotting abilities were on point — I went from tiny Danny DeVito to towering Tommy Tune, and helped them spot Kate Walsh and other famous people they knew but couldn't place. (Though I was hopeless on theater people.)