Lea Salonga performs at the 72nd Tony Awards

Andrew Garfield Dedicates His Teary Tonys Speech to Those Who Just Want a Cake Baked

Andrew Garfield feels "Angels in America" is "the quintessential play for the LGBTQ community", so "it felt like the only thing to talk about" during his acceptance speech for Best Actor in a Play at the 2018 Tony Awards.

The highlight of the Tony Awards, aside from the heartfelt speeches of the winners, is the performances from each year's nominees. The momentum for this simple musical about an Egyptian police band in Israel really took off with Itamar Moses's somewhat surprising win over Tina Fey (Mean Girls) in the Best Book category.

"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!"

The intimate show, "Springsteen on Broadway" - or as De Niro referred to it, "Jersey Boy" - features the Boss performing his music and sharing stories from his 2016 autobiography "Born to Run". One of three statues were picked up by the cast on Sunday, which came roughly 25 years after the original production of Angels in America, which swept the 1993 Tony Awards, reported Variety.

Best Skill to Add to Your LinkedIn Profile: According to Nathan Lane, Angels in America playwright Tony Kushner is such "an adorable genius" that "even his emails are Pulitzer worthy".


In a social media post ahead of the awards show, she said the first time was in 1991 when she was won Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for "Miss Saigon". Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens who said 'yes, ' for this producer who 20 years ago got their house seats for them. Six won while making their Broadway debut, including Justin Peck (Best Choreography for Carousel), and Ari'el Stachel (Featured Actor in a Musical for The Band's Visit).

This was Salonga's fourth time on the Tony stage. "So this is for the people who lose". And I just want to say how proud I am to be a part of a community that celebrates diversity and individuality. "It just may take a bit longer". Onstage guests were volunteers and staffers from three organisations that bring relief to areas impacted by natural disasters.

Airing on Sunday, the awards show will recognize the best of Broadway's 2017-18 season. Bareilles and Groban will try to do that while also eviscerating any memory of last year's Tony host, Kevin Spacey, who since then has been accused by at least 24 men of sexual misconduct or assault.

While introducing a performance by Bruce Springsteen, for instance, presenter Robert De Niro said "f**k Trump" twice sending CBS censors scrambling to bleep his off-colour remarks. Viewership spiked in 2016 due to "Hamilton, " only to drop sharply previous year. Attendance was also up, coming in a 13.79 million, an increase of 3.9 percent at last season's 13.27 million.

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