'The Band's Visit' sweeps Tony Awards as 'Harry Potter' wins best play

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Nathan Lane of Angels in America nabbed a Best Featured Actor statue for his performance as Roy Cohn, a venal power-broker who was a mentor to Mr. Trump.

This was Salonga's fourth time on the Tony stage. To win, "The Band's Visit" prevailed over three brand-name franchises: "Frozen, " "Mean Girls, " and "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical".

One by one, the winners of "The Band's Visit" referenced the show's themes of acceptance and finding a common humanity. Mendez, who plays millworker Carrie Pipperidge in "Carousel, " said that at the beginning of her career "I was told to change my name from Mendez to Matthews or I wouldn't work". Some of the Tony winners and nominees spotted at the fete included Andrew Garfield, Lindsay Mendez, Ethan Slater, Gavin Lee, and co-host Sara Bareilles. "It just may take a bit longer".

After winning best featured actor in a musical for The Band's Visit (which is about Israelis and Arabs getting along), Ar'iel Stachel emotionally paid tribute to his parents who were in the audience, "I have avoided so many events with them because for so many years of my life I pretended that I was not a Middle Eastern person". A revival of "Angels in America" has 11 and the two-part play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has 10.

"What makes this fourth time special is that this is the first time I'll actually be on the Tony stage with my cast representing our Tony-nominated show!" Its major award was Best Revival, meaning that Tony Kushner got to speak, both urging voters to heal our democracy, and wishing a happy birthday to Judy Garland.

Jackson, 82, returning to Broadway after 30 years and a lengthy term as a British politician, was named best actress for her tour de force performance in Edward Albee's Three Tall Women. She later encouraged many of her pupils to lead the nationwide movement for gun reform.

Then came Robert De Niro, who arrived to present the most anticipated moment of the night - a performance by Bruce Springsteen - and began by launching an expletive at the president, pumping his arms for emphasis. Onstage guests were volunteers and staffers from three organisations that bring relief to areas impacted by natural disasters. That primetime ceremony of previous year also had the distinction of facing the deciding game of 2017 Stanley Cup Finals with the wining Pittsburgh Penguins Nashville Predators.

While the U.S. censored the expletives, Aussie viewers were gifted the moment in all of its glory and Twitter was set alight. Viewership spiked in 2016 due to "Hamilton, " only to drop sharply a year ago.

The show will be a sort of victory lap for a Broadway season that saw grosses hit another record high by pulling in $1.7 billion - up 17.1 percent over last season's $1.45 billion.

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