Who won what at the Tony Awards?
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 12, 2017,
Jun 12, 2017, 17:17
Josh Groban and the cast of "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" perform at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in NY. And when some of the biggest names in the Broadway history are sitting in one room, some Trump bashing is inevitable.
Kevin Spacey stole the show as he hosted the Tony Awards for the first time, performing an elaborate opening medley that poked fun at rumours about his sexuality.
The "House of Cards" star quoted a few of Jones' famous lines.
"I can't believe how many people do that eight times a week", a breathless Spacey said afterwards.
While in character, he also joked about recent USA election result: "We've already had some surprising winners haven't we? I'm not even talking about the Tony Awards". "Dear Evan Hansen" finished with six out of its nine nominations, including best musical. Spacey talked about the show's accountants and said: "You guys do not have to worry about them tonight, at all", he said.
"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert also took some sharp digs at the current administration.
He joked about the revival in Washington D.C. of a show that started off-Broadway in the 1980s. But reviews have not been kind. "It could close early - we don't know". "Best of luck to everyone involved". Kline took honors as best leading actor in a play.
Moments later, the show's story writer, Steven Levenson, won the Tony for best book, and Alex Lacamoire earned one for best orchestations.
"There are people who eat the Earth and all the people on it and there are all the people who just stand around and watch them do it", she said.
Actress Sally Field, spoke about American Theatre Wing and said, " This reminds us of our strength in diversity, our common bonds and our enduring national spirit that has always guided us through adversity.
She finished by assuring the crowd that the Wing is going strong in its mission to "illuminate the darkness with the blazing truth of art".
Dear Evan Hansen scooped the most Tony Awards of all the nominees, including Best New Musical.
Kevin Spacey, from left, Michael Kelly and Robin Wright appear as their characters from "House of Cards" as they present Lin-Manuel Miranda with the envelope for best musical at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in NY.