After the curtain comes down at Radio City Music Hall on Tony night, the annual black-tie gala begins at the Plaza Hotel. But some Broadway performers will be ditching all the formality and celebrating at other famous post-show haunts around town. Here’s where else you might be able spot some show people partying well into the wee hours, as well as have a good time partying yourself.
A private suite at the Carlyle Hotel has been an after-party tradition for the last five years, so you can bet that some of the invitees may trickle down to the hotel’s famous bar to sip on martinis amid the lovely murals. There happens a piano at-the-ready for anyone wanting to reprise an award-winning tune. 35 E. 76th St., 212-744-1600, rosewoodhotels.com
The Tony was born here, so the stars frequently come and pay respects. Odds for a stage celeb-sighting here are very, very good on any night — and we’re not just talking about the restaurant’s famous caricatures on the walls. On award night, the big names will be scattered throughout The Little Bar in front, at tables in the dining room or partying upstairs in one of the private rooms. 234 W. 44th St., 212-221-8440, sardis.com
Owner and one-time maitre d’ at famous performer hangout Joe Allen, Angus McIndoe is known for his “little red book,” holding the contact info of every theater luminary in the city. McIndoe’s partners include Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane and the Weinstein brothers, which explains the preponderance of bold-face names in the room at all times. Count on it on Tony night. 258 W. 44th St., 212-221-9222, angusmcindoe.com
Run by Josephine Baker’s adopted son, Jean-Claude Baker, Chez Josephine has been a magnet for stage performers for almost 30 years. This spot is an homage to his late mother with French food, entertainment and an innate sense of theatrics, especially from the host. Jean-Claude loves people, so expect a fascinating mix of the famous, the people who love them, and the people who should be. 414 W. 42nd St., 212-594-1925, chezjosephine.com
It’s right next door to sister spot Joe Allen, which will already be mobbed for its Tony viewing party. This hidden bar/restaurant will catch the spillover, which always seems to include a stage celeb, or two, or twenty. 324 W. 46th St., 212-581-3130, barcentralenyc.com