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Glenda Jackson Wins Her First Tony Award at 82!

Andrew Garfield Dedicates His Teary Tonys Speech to Those Who Just Want a Cake Baked ‘Just Bake a Cake’: Andrew Garfield Slams SCOTUS and Dedicates His Tony Award to the LGBTQ Community
Felix Bryan | 12 June, 2018, 00:35

The 82-year-old actress won the award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her work in the play Three Tall Women. How did this happen, and why have I not done a musical before?' It's hard for me to believe those other guys weren't chosen.

"(Let's) just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked", he said, to rousing applause. Many critics have tapped "The Band's Visit" as their odds-on favorite to be crowned best new musical.

Best Introduction: "I am attractive theater actress, Amy Schumer", said Amy Schumer, introducing My Fair Lady, "a comedy about class and sexism", when Eliza Doolittle is taken under the wing of Henry Higgins, "mans-splaining expert on dialects".

De Niro appeared on stage to introduce rocker and Tony Awards performer Bruce Springsteen, and started out by saying: "I'm gonna say one thing".

For those of you who can't manage snagging a ticket to the show, don't fret.

The "deplorables" who voted for Trump probably were not watching the Tony Awards.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Nathan Lane, "Angels in America".

The Middle East conflict, immigration, LGBT equality, gun control - many social issues came up, explicitly or implicitly, during the ceremony, which was hosted with a light (and musical) touch by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban. To win, "The Band's Visit" prevailed over three brand-name franchises: "Frozen, " "Mean Girls, " and "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical".

The Tony Awards kick off on Sunday night with a pair of first-time hosts and no clear show juggernaut like "Hamilton" to watch vacuum up statuettes, but the production will get a likely assist by The Boss - Bruce Springsteen.

Salonga has graced the Tony stage four times already. Nathan Lane, a victor for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance as Roy Cohn in Angels in America, follows in the footsteps of original Broadway Roy Cohn Ron Liebman, who won in the leading category for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches in 1993. His admission letter to Hogwarts is undoubtedly on its way. When the camera cut to him, it looked like he wanted to pretend he dropped his phone and crawl under the seat in front of him.

De Niro, a noted liberal, has been increasingly critical of Trump, a Republican, at smaller showbusiness events, but none have the high profile and audience of the Tony Awards. "I would just not do that job". And then he admitted in front of many, many witnesses that his dramatic skills killed famed acting coach Lee Strasberg. Let's see what the television critics had to say about Broadway's biggest night. "Happy birthday, Judy Garland!"

"The Band's Visit", about an Egyptian police band that gets stranded in a remote Israeli desert town, forcing both sides to get to know each other, triumphed over much flashier shows to win best musical Sunday night - and a total of 10 awards. In addition, the show featured a special performance from the 2017 Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen.

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