Lucy Liu, Danai Gurira Shine in Yellow on the Tonys Red Carpet

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Danai Gurira (left) and Lucy Liu on the 2016 Tony Awards red carpet.

'Waitress' star Jessie Mueller and 'The Color Purple' actress Heather Headley are among the theatrical stars to rock the statement shade, too.

The Tony Awards red carpet on Sunday night was a stark contrast to the recent CFDA Awards, where almost everyone turned up in black. Instead, Broadway’s finest put on their brightest gowns for the occasion — as well as silver ribbons for the victims of tragedy in Orlando, Fla. One of the most popular bold hues of the evening? Yellow.

Actress Lucy Liu was resplendent in a pastel-yellow Zuhair Murad Couture halter gown, featuring 3D appliqués on the low-cut bust, fitted cummerbund-style waist and down the skirt. Tony-nominated playwright and The Walking Dead actress Danai Gurira, meanwhile, went a bit more vibrant. Her Rosie Assoulin frock was impeccably cut and glamorous, with a jagged, asymmetrical cutout.

BRIGHT STARS: From left: Thalia, Heather Headley and Jessie Mueller on the 2016 Tony Awards red carpet. (Photos: Getty Images)

Jessie Mueller, star of Broadway’s Waitress, wore a bright, buttery yellow Self-Portrait gown, with a crewneck silhouette and layered sheer skirt. Singer Thalia, who coincidentally wore yellow to last year’s Tony Awards as well, opted for a mustard-y shade with a strapless sweetheart neckline and full trumpet skirt. Additionally, Tony-winning actress and singer Heather Headley — who replaced Jennifer Hudson in The Color Purple — looked sunny and sweet in her high-neck belted gown.