Almost time! Sara Bareilles prepares for the 76th Annual Tony Awards by trying hard to ignore her past body image issues before hitting the red carpet.
“I think a lot about how I prepare for these events, now these two events mean a lot to me obviously,” the “Love Song” singer, 43, said in a Saturday, June 10 video via her Instagram. . Story, referencing the award ceremony and the film’s premiere of her Waitress musical a day later. “And traditionally when I’m preparing for a big event, I go into a real fight against body shame and hate and try to lose weight and get small and go to the gym really strong because there’s a kind of sense in me that if I don’t present in a certain way that I’m not allowed to participate.
Bareilles – who is up for an acting Tony on Sunday’s show – noted that she is “really trying to rewire” her brain to fix that prospect.
“These are old stories and I no longer attribute them. I mean, I have to fight really hard not to attribute,” she added on Saturday. “Like, I can just have the body that I have and go have some fun.”
Bareilles, who got engaged to a longtime partner Joe Tippet in January, earned a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her role as Baker’s Wife in the In the woods the comeback. THE Girls5eva the star competes with Annaleigh Ashford, victoria clark, Lorna Courtney And Micaela Diamond.
“I can’t tell you how shocking and delicious it is to be among all [my fellow honorees]and being nominated for Tony for performance means the world,” she told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this month. “It’s just beyond.”
Bareilles’ Broadway career began in 2015 when she wrote the music and lyrics for Waitress, earning his first Tony nomination for Best Original Score. While she ultimately lost the trophy to fun houseshe then hosted the 2018 show with Josh Groban fresh off his own Tony nominated stint Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. The ‘You Raise Me Up’ crooner, 42, is also up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at Sunday’s ceremony for his role as the titular character in Sweeney Todd: The demon barber of Fleet Street.
The 76th Tonys will be broadcast live from the United Palace in New York starting at 8:00 p.m. and hosted by Ariana DeBose. Barely hours before show time, Bareilles, for her part, had yet to choose her dress.
“OK, I just got back from my fitting for the Tonys and for the Waitress premiere, so the next two days of my life are two of the things I care about most and I still don’t know what I’m going to wear,” the “Brave” musician confessed via her Instagram Stories on Saturday. “I have amazing options and we’re on the edge. Let’s see people, let’s see. Let’s go. I feel really excited and grateful.