Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Culture | By Henry Herrera

Tony Awards honor Chicago's David Cromer and Laurie Metcalf

Tony Awards honor Chicago's David Cromer and Laurie Metcalf

In an upset, "Once on This Island" beat out "My Fair Lady" and "Carousel" for best revival of a musical.

Two new musicals led the nominations for the top Tony Award crown, with Tina Fey's Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants receiving 12 nods each. "He is us." But Garfield understands that the character and his experiences are "more specially for the LGBTQ community, and everything that he represents is for the LGBTQ community".

Before introducing Bruce Springsteen's performance at the Tony Awards, actor Robert De Niro walked onstage at Radio City Hall, announcing, "First, I wanna say, 'F**k Trump.' It's no longer 'Down with Trump, ' it's 'F**k Trump'".

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". Based on the Eran Kolirin screenplay for the Israeli film that few could have imagined being translated into the musical of the year, "The Band's Visit", with an original score by David Yazbek and a book by Itamar Moses (both winners), is an inspired creation, a music drama that floats across the stage with the autonomy of a dream.

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The beloved new Broadway production of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Once On This Island has been named the 2018 Tony victor for Best Revival of a Musical! The night's first big victor, Andrew Garfield, best actor in a play for "Angels in America", earned hearty cheers when he declared, "Let's just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked". "May we, their descendants, never lose sight of what they taught us", he said.

Andrew Garfield won his first Tony, for best leading actor in a play, for playing a young gay man living with AIDS in the sprawling, seven-hour revival Angels in America opposite Lane. Bareilles and Groban did a medley honoring Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Chita Rivera and Andrew Lloyd Webber, cast some Harry Potter spells and folded social media into the evening with the fun hashtag #TonyDreaming, which encouraged Twitter users to post pics of their early days in theater - whether it be in elementary, high school or otherwise.

Salonga has graced the Tony stage four times already.

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. Unlike many awards show hosts who either go AWOL for too much of the proceedings or drag things out with over-exposure, Bareilles and Groban were a welcome connective thread throughout, most disarmingly when they sang a mock-serious dirge about the rigors of the eight-show week. To all artists out there, she said: "Just be your true self and the world will take note". Viewership spiked in 2016 due to "Hamilton, " only to drop sharply previous year.

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