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Tommy Tune Surprises Micah Stock Onstage at Broadway's It's Only a Play

The nine-time Tony winner had a tip for the 2015 Tony nominee. logo
Micah Stock surprises Tommy Tune onstage at It's Only a Play — in the coat that he allegedly wears in the production.
(© David Gordon)

Legendary Broadway star Tommy Tune doesn't appear in Terrence McNally's It's Only a Play, but his name is mentioned — as the possessor of an extravagant fur coat worn to the opening-night party of the show-within-the-show. But audiences would have had no idea on Wednesday, May 20, when Tune made a guest appearance in the fur during curtain call of the Play matinee to congratulate cast member Micah Stock on his 2015 Tony Award nomination.

Tune then "tipped" Stock, who plays a coat check attendant, a $2 bill, the same one his father gave him (with the message "You're as queer as a $2 bill") before Tune left Texas for New York City.

Tommy Tune hosts a backstage champagne toast in Micah Stock's honor.
(© David Gordon)

Following the performance, Tune alongside cast members Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, F. Murray Abraham, T.R. Knight, and Katie Finneran, and director Jack O'Brien, hosted a champagne toast in Stock's honor.

Tommy Tune and the It's Only a Play team — director Jack O'Brien, and cast members Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Katie Finneran, Stockard Channing, F. Murray Abraham, and T.R. Knight — raise a glass to Micah Stock.
(© David Gordon)

Watch the moment unfold in the video below:

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