All the times Trump was jabbed at the Tony Awards
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 16, 2017,
Jun 16, 2017, 17:39
Midler uttered those words when the orchestra started playing her off for winning Best Musical Actress for "Hello, Dolly!".
In all, Midler's speech lasted more than four minutes, but she wasn't done even then.
She expressed her appreciation for "all the people who are refusing to just stand and watch them do it".
"It's where I found everything I've ever loved and where I belong, and I've dreamed every day since of being on this stage and being part of this community of artists".
The 71-year-old singer and actress memorably said, "Shut that crap off!" when her acceptance speech was deemed too long and producers attempted to use music to get her to stop talking. Midler took the stage in a sequin gown, and made it clear she wouldn't leave the podium until she was good and ready.
This was Bette's first Tony Award for acting.
If one thing's for sure, we're now going to purchase tickets to see Bette in Hello, Dolly! That's very impressive. I was on that list a couple times, but, Ben, you know who you bumped off that list? It came away with two Tony awards for best set and lighting.
Spacey was named as Tony host after several other celebrities turned the job down. In fact, the production went home with an astonishing six Tony awards and was nominated for nine.
The acidly amusing Kevin Kline was named best leading actor in a play for his performance in Noel Coward's Present Laughter, while Laurie Metcalf won best leading actress for her darkly comic work in A Doll's House Part 2. Michael Aronov toook home the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for this production.
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.
Gavin Creel accepts Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for Hello, Dolly! Josh Groban and the cast of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 went all in for the final performance of the night. Kevin Kline picked up his third Tony Award for his portrayal of a preening actor in a revival of Noel Coward's Present Laughter.