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Orin Wolf, center, and the cast and crew of "The Band's Visit" accept the award for best musical at the 72nd annual Tony Awards. Broadway's big night was hosted by musicians-turned-stars of Broadway Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles, and even with threats of having the frightening angel from the revival of Angels in America swoop in and scare the tuna salad out of anyone who dared go over time, the awards show was still longer than most Broadway plays.
The 2018 Tony Awards are officially here! The Boss thanked the crowd for making him "feel so welcome on their block" and then walked off stage without singing a single song. He won his third, for best featured actor in a play.
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Garfield won best actor in a play for his acclaimed performance in the "Angels in America" revival, a monumental two-part drama about AIDS during the Reagan years. "Mean Girls" won nothing and "SpongeBob SquarePants" got only one for best set design. However, "Carousel" choreographer Justin Peck won the Tony, and cast member Lindsay Mendez won the the Tony for best supporting actress.
In her acceptance speech, telling Tony hopefuls to be true to themselves, Mendez said that when she had first moved to NY, she had been told she would need to change her name. One production number after another, from "My Fair Lady" to "Carousel" (with Justin Peck's choreography) to "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical" tapped that current. To all artists out there, she said: "Just be your true self and the world will take note". Onstage guests were volunteers and staffers from three organizations that bring relief to areas impacted by natural disasters.
Getting buzz from appearing on the telecast can dictate a show's future, both on Broadway and on tour.
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