Before she hit it big on Glee, Lea Michele was already a Broadway sensation, so we weren’t surprised when she told us that she plans to make a theatrical entrance at Sunday night’s Tony Awards. “For the last several red carpets I’ve done classic Hollywood glamour, but the look I’m planning for the Tonys is more modern,” Michele told us at the launch of MARKTBeauty.com in N.Y.C. last night. “My dress is very bright; I’ve never worn anything like this on a red carpet before!” (The actress will change into an ensemble that she describes as “classic Broadway” before taking the stage at Radio City Music Hall to sing a duet with co-star Matthew Morrison.) Though she works with stylist Estee Stanley, Michele told us it’s boyfriend Theo Stockman (who is currently starring in the Green Day-inspired musical American Idiot) who gets to have final approval.
“He refuses to go out with me if I'm wearing anything uncomfortable,” she confessed. “He looks at my shoes and my clothes and says, 'Are you sure you're going to be comfortable in this all night?'”