This Season's Glorious Hats on Broadway

Take a look at the riot of bedecked hats on stars like Bette Midler and Cynthia Nixon.

Almost every actor on Broadway this season is wearing an elaborate or opulent hat. For costume designers, their head piece creativity (from movable goldfish to Beanie Baby-topped hats) knew no bounds in plays from revivalist "Hello, Dolly!" and "Little Foxes," to newcomers "Amelie" and "Anastasia." 

For example, icon Bette Midler wears this 30-inch-wide hat made of wire, beading and burnt ostrich feathers dyed red from designer Rodney Gordon in "Hello, Dolly!" during the revival play’s signature song. Fun fact: This is just one of 93 women’s hats in the musical.


Check out a number of other hats appearing on Broadway this season in the slideshow below.