Andrew Garfield Dedicates His Tony Award to LGBTQ Community

Andrew Garfield Dedicates His Tony Award to LGBTQ Community

Oscar-winning actor Robert de Niro issued an expletive-laden denunciation of US President Donald Trump during the live television broadcast of the Tony Awards ceremony on Sunday.

Many congrats to Stachel on his first Tony win!

John Tiffany accepts the award for Best Direction of a Play for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two.

"Angels", Tony Kushner's epic about AIDS during the Reagan years, also won the Tony for Best Revival of a Play. Thorne wrote the script and is credited for the award; however, Rowling receives a Tony by way of producing the play through the shingle Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, which produced alongside leads Sonia Friedman and Collin Callendar.

However, it was heard by those in the audience and journalists covering the awards show, which honors the best of Broadway theatre, and it quickly became the top trending item on Twitter.

The Band's Visit, the Broadway musical based on an Israeli film, swept the Tony Awards on Sunday night, taking home 10 prizes - including best musical - at the ceremony in NY.

Best Boat Quote: "All four of tonight's best musical nominees are based on movies", said Tina Fey, "But only one of these movies paid for my boat".

Billy Joel gave his friend Bruce Springsteen a special Tony Award.

"F*** Trump!" he exclaimed. Then Ming-Na Wen presented the education award to Melody Herzfeld, the drama teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who kept her students safe during the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

The Tony for best revival of a musical - a category that generated suspense - was won by the musical "Once On This Island", beating out the beefier Lincoln Center revival of "My Fair Lady" and the Broadway revival of "Carousel", which may have split the vote for classic musicals. She told the crowd how early in her career, she'd been encouraged to change her last name to Matthews to better her chances of playing non-minority roles. To all artists out there, she said: "Just be your true self and the world will take note".

Who's Hosting?: Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles have been named this year's emcees.

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