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The countdown to the Tony Awards is on, and as the stars get ready for the big event Sunday night they know for some theater fans it's not whether you win or lose -- it's how you look on the red carpet. NY1's Stephanie Simon caught up with some nominees getting ready and filed the following report.

As Broadway's Cinderella, Laura Osnes has already undergone the most famous transformation in fairytale history. But as a Tony nominee looking for the right dress, designer Randi Rahm is the one waving the magic wand. The big question: How much will Osnes want to identify with her character.


"I don't know. Again it's that kind of balance of how much do we embrace the Cinderella or how much do we...I just get to be myself," says Osnes.

Cinderella's fairy godmother, Victoria Clarke, is trying on a few vintage numbers by her
show's own costumer designer, who incidentally has won five Tonys for design.

"I am going to wear William Ivy Long designs at the Tony Awards. These are his couture gowns from his collection, and we are going narrow them down," says Clark.

Over at the Theia showroom, designer Don O'Neil is showing Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike's Shalita Grant some exiting looks.

"It's my first time on the Tony red carpet so I want something that I am going to feel beautiful in and also something that's gonna say, 'Hey, look at me, I'm having a great time,'" says Grant.

Of course on the big night it's not just about the dresses, it's also about the jewels. NY1 stopped by the atelier Swarovski showroom to find out what sparkles.

It's true you can't hurry love, and Motown's Valisia LeKae was still picking out her jewelry when NY1 caught up with her. She says like Diana Ross she expects her look to have major impact.

"Well she was a trendsetter in my eyes and what she did was she set the tone for everything," says LeKae.

Stylist George Brescia says on Tony night the stars will shine.

"A lot of sequins both in metallic, gold, silver. And then you're going to see shine in blue and in red and you know in colors as well as see-through, sheers, overlay," says Brescia.

So what will everyone pick? Well like the Tony Awards themselves there can only be one winner and you never know until that night.

Web Extra: Valisia LeKae On Tony Awards Sparkle


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Web Extra: Tips From Stylist George Brescia


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