Celebs dish on their favorite shows, childhood productions and more at the 2015 Tony Awards

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Celebs Grace Red Carpet at 69th Tony Awards

By CHELSEA HUANG

The 2015 Tony Awards red carpet drew an eclectic crowd of theater virtuosos, Hollywood stars and models alike, but all attendees had one thing in common: A love of Broadway.

Whether they've had roles in big-budget Broadway shows, local childhood productions or have just enjoyed live performances from plush velveteen seats, almost everyone in attendance held onto a fond memory of theater.

"Musical theater has always been in my heart, so I feel like I'm coming home. I'm in indentured servitude to LA, but here is where I really feel like I belong," "2 Broke Girls" star Beth Behrs told AOL on the red carpet.

Model Bella Hadid, who has seen "Lion King" "about 200 times" said she was in a bunch of shows growing up including classics like "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Grease."

"My sister was obviously Sandi," she said jokingly of her supermodel older sister, Gigi Hadid. "I was the crazy one."

"Probably Rizzo," designer Prabal Gurung added.

Hadid isn't the only star to participate in shows as a kid. Ivanka Trump said she participated in many Christmas pageant productions as a child. The lifelong New Yorker and major Broadway fan revealed that her musicals.

"My favorite musical of all-time I think I'll have to go with 'Les Mis.' I first went to see it when I was 6-year-old and have seen it many times since," she said. "My favorite musical this year is 'Something Rotten.' "

On the topic of "Les Miserables," "Fun Home" star Judy Kuhn, who was in the original cast for the American premiere of the show, revealed she thought the film adaptation starring Anne Hathaway was "amazing," especially since it's such a difficult production to nail down.

"It's all really dependent on the production," country singer Jennifer Nettles said on the subject of film adaptations.

When asked what show he'd love to seen in a film, stage and screen mainstay revealed he'd love to see "La Cage aux Folles," a musical about a gay man who brings his fiancé home to meet his ultra-conservative parents.

Despite so much crossover between film and theater, some stars say the magic is all in the live performance.

"I think what's so special about musicals and theater is that it is live. Sometimes it's not so easy in a film for that reason," model Hilary Rhoda said.


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Celebs dish on their favorite shows, childhood productions and more at the 2015 Tony Awards
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Kendall Jenner attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Model Kendall Jenner attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been processed using digital filters.) Actress Kristin Chenoweth attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been processed using digital filters.) Actress Kristin Chenoweth attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Host Kristin Chenoweth attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Helen Mirren attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been processed using digital filters.) Helen Mirren attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been processed using digital filters.) Kat Dennings (L) and Josh Groban attend the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Actors Thomas Sadoski (L) and Amanda Seyfried attend the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been processed using digital filters.) Actor Bradley Cooper attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
Carey Mulligan arrives at the 69th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Carey Mulligan arrives at the 69th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been processed using digital filters.) Ashley Tisdale attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Ashley Tisdale attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Alicia Quarles attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Angel Reed (L) and Constantine Maroulis attend the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been processed using digital filters.) Actor James Monroe Iglehart attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been processed using digital filters.) Actress Judith Light attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Actress Judith Light attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Judith Light attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been processed using digital filters.) Actress Laura Bell Bundy attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Actor George Takei (R) and Brad Takei attend the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Actor George Takei (R) and Brad Takei attend the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Actor Alan Cumming attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Hosts Alan Cumming (L) and Kristin Chenoweth attend the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Hosts Alan Cumming (L) and Kristin Chenoweth attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Kathy Najimy attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been processed using digital filters.) Actor Dule Hill attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been processed using digital filters.) Director Nigel Lythgoe attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Actress Laura Bell Bundy attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
Kevin Moore, left, and Laura Kepley arrive at the 69th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Designer Joseph Altuzarra (R) and Model Vanessa Axente attend the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Beth Behrs attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been processed using digital filters.) Actress Annaleigh Ashford attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Annaleigh Ashford attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been processed using digital filters.) Costume designer William Ivey Long (L) and architect David Rockwell attend the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Chairman of the Broadway League Robert E. Wankel, Executive Director of the Broadway League Charlotte St. Martin, President of the American Theatre Wing Heather Hitchens, and Chairman of the American Theatre Wing William Ivey Long attend the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Actor David Zinn attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Actor David Zinn attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Bella Hadid attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Jennifer Grey attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Actor John Clancy (R) attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Actress Beth Behrs attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Matt Doyle and Beth Behrs attend the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Matt Doyle and Beth Behrs attend the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Tony Award Winning Producer Bonnie Comley (wearing vintage Balenciaga silk embroidered gown) attends the 2015 Tony Awards at The Tony Awards Photo Studio at Paramount Hotel on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Stellar Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Ashley Greene attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been processed using digital filters.) Designer Jason Wu (L) and actress Ashley Greene attend the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Marg Helgenberger attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Debra Messing attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been processed using digital filters.)Actress Debra Messing attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Taylor Schilling attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Actress Ashley Greene attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Thalia attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Grace Mahary, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne attend the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Nick Jonas attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
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