72nd Annual Tony Awards List Of Winners

Posted June 14, 2018

Plus, there will be numbers from the casts in the Best Musical category: "The Band's Visit" (which will bring home a Tony), "Frozen", "Mean Girls" and "SpongeBob Squarepants". Its embrace of foreign cultures working together found a sweet spot with Tony voters.

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

Springsteen, whose show started as a limited 8-week run in October 2017 will play for 236 performances before year's end, said appearing on Broadway has been "one of the most exciting things I've ever experienced". In her acceptance speech, Lenk paid tribute to the late Israeli actress Ronit Elkabetz, who originated her role in the film.

Best Book of a Musical: "The Band's Visit".

"We're getting messages from kids all over the Middle East thanking us and telling us how transformative our representation is for them".

Mr. Wolf said the musical, produced.

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"Angels in America", playwright Tony Kushner's 1993 epic about the AIDS epidemic, won the award for best revival of a play for the 2018 iteration starring Andrew Garfield.

The stage actress played the role of one of the gods, Goddess of Love, Erzulie, who helped Ti Moune get back with the man who has captured her heart. "It is a spirit that says "no" to oppression, it is a spirit that says "no" to bigotry, "no" to shame, "no" to exclusion".

"We are all sacred and we all belong", he said. He was referring to last week's Supreme Court decision in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because of religious objections.

The drama teacher, Melody Herzfeld, won the Excellence in Theatre Education Award - not only for keeping students safe during the initial event, but for encouraging her students to use drama and art and music to express themselves after.

Grit and heart were the big winners at last night's Tony Awards - no more evident than when drama students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High wowed Radio City with a heart-wrenching performance of "Seasons of Love" from Rent.

Herzfeld encouraged many of her pupils to lead the nationwide movement for gun reform, including organizing the March For Our Lives demonstration and the charity single "Shine".

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British actress Glenda Jackson, victor of the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for 'Edward Albee's Three Tall Women, ' poses in the 72nd Annual Tony Awards Media Room. That show also yielded the featured actress win to "Rosanne" star Laurie Metcalf.

The legendary actor urged the audience to vote in November and lauded Springsteen for his own political commitment before the singer sat at a piano for a moving performance based on his "Springsteen on Broadway" show that had him singing his classic hit, "My Hometown".

"Let's not forget that 90% of us leave empty-handed tonight. So this is for the people who lose/Most of us have been in your shoes", they sang in the upbeat opening number. Though "Mean Girls" was nominated for 12 awards, the stage adapation of the Tina Fey film did not win any.

Other winners included Carousel (best choreography and best featured actress in a musical - Lindsay Mendez).

"It's such a great night", she said on the red carpet before the awards. She concluded: "To all the artists out there, be your true self and the world will take note".

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