A number of stars took thinly veiled jabs at the Trump administration during the Tony Awards June 11. Kevin Spacey (and his various impressions) weren't the emcees of those creative arts awards, though.
If last year was a coronation for the blockbuster musical "Hamilton", this year's Tonys was more even-handed with notable wins for a number of shows, including the best play "Oslo". Groff declared. Awesome, wow. Cynthia Nixon, accepting the featured actress in a play prize for her repertory turn in "Little Foxes", cited playwright Lillian Hellman's line about people who stand back during injustice.
Bearing in mind, it was Midler's first Tony Award in 43 years, so naturally she had hundreds a few people to thank. "So this is a big deal, huh?" he joked to the audience. Before heading inside, the family posed together on the red carpet. It was every man for himself and sometimes we had drinks, but it wasn't the way it is today.
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Platt's performance from Evan Hansen was terrific, but the showstopper of the night belonged to the high-energy cast of Nastasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812.
The late-night host wasn't done yet. Blankenbuehler brought his grandfather's dog tags with him on stage as he accepted the award for the military-themed musical.
Sankoff said it "blew her mind" to see host Kevin Spacey and "The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg engaged in tongue-in-cheek banter with a nod to "The Rock" to kick off the telecast.
Dear Evan Hansen, starring 23-year-old Ben Platt in a breakout - and knockout - performance, took six awards at the Tony Awards on Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall, including best musical and best actor for Platt. Rebecca Taichman won best directing play honors for "Indecent". Spacey added some zest in the second half of the show, appearing as Johnny Carson and Bill Clinton. She had opted not to sing during the show, so maybe she thought she deserved extra time.