"America", the famously frank Jackson said, graciously, "is always great".
The dominance of "The Band's Visit" was widely expected, as was that of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a dramatic sequel to the iconic series of books that imagines Harry Potter with a Hogwarts-bound son of his own.
According to US Today, Tony Award victor John Tiffany, who won for his role in the hit Broadway show Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, was making his way into the media room just as the Meet The Focker's actor went rogue. Members of Herzfeld's drama department took the Tony stage to serenade her with "Seasons of Love" from the musical "Rent".
Bravo to Ari'el Stachel, who just won his first Tony Award!
Broadway is in danger of becoming a theme park, but Tony voters staged a revolution Sunday night, saying, in effect: No more shows based on famous movies or cartoons. Her presence at the podium proved that was lousy advice.
The American Theatre Wing's 72nd Annual Tony Awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Later, Springsteen will perform My Hometown on the piano from his sold-out one-man show.
Kushner would later offer up a more serious answer on the matter adding that he agreed with De Niro, referring to Trump's election as the "Hitler mistake". He was bleeped out. An emotional Mendez, who won for her performance in Carousel, exclaimed gratitude at being part of a community that celebrates diversity. "We are all sacred, and we all belong", said Garfield.
"(Let's) just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked", he said, to rousing applause.
In one of the ceremony's most mesmerizing moments, Melody Herzfeld, the heroic drama teacher who nurtured numerous young people demanding change following the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida, was honored from the Tony Award stage. He continued, "I want any kid who is watching to know that your biggest obstacle may turn into your objective". Even Springsteen could be seen nodding his head in time with the music.
The show stars Hailey Kilgore of Happy Valley, a 19-year-old making her Broadway debut in a story of ill-fated love on a tropical island.