The 68th Annual Tony Awards got off to a hopping good time when host Hugh Jackman bounced his way from the streets of New York to the stage. It was silly, athletic and a great start to the night. Watch the video here.

It isn’t just Jackman in the opener, of course. Over the course of his hops, Jackman passes by Sting, Rocky (and some dead cows hanging in a fake meat locker?), the cast of “Aladdin,” some showgirls, Clint Eastwood and more. He also rides in an elevator with Neil Patrick Harris and plays the piano (still bouncing) with the Carole King actress.

This could very well be one of the best awards-show openings ever.

Posted by:Laurel Brown