"Harry Potter", Glenda Jackson, Andrew Garfield win top Tony Awards

Andrew Garfield Dedicates His Teary Tonys Speech to Those Who Just Want a Cake Baked

Andrew Garfield, the star of the revival of "Angels in America", the victor of the Tony Award for best revival of a play, beat out a starry group of best-actor-in a-play nominees. The inherently political play provoked many political statements from its winners. So, I made a video for those who missed it. Kushner also took the stage as part of the group to accept best revival and called out three dates - July 15, when Angels closes on Broadway; November 6, the midterm elections; and today, June 10 - Judy Garland's birthday.

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. The Boss thanked the crowd for making him "feel so welcome on their block" and then walked off stage without singing a single song.

Nathan Lane, the longtime Broadway star who played the famously caustic dramatic role of Roy Cohn in "Angels", took home a Tony for best featured actor in a play. Two past Tony Awards nominees will be your hosts: Sara Bareilles ("Waitress") and Josh Groban ("Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812").

Best Recap of Mean Girls: Fey was on hand to introduce the musical version of her film Mean Girls, which she described as a play about "the vicious gifts of teenage girls and how we have to stop emulating them". She said she was happy to be in a production that "celebrates diversity and individuality".

The bill for the evening includes performances from the casts of the 2018 Tony Award-nominated shows The Band's Visit, Carousel, Frozen, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady, Once on This Island, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

Getting buzz from appearing on the telecast can dictate a show's future, both on Broadway and on tour. Viewership spiked in 2016 due to "Hamilton, " only to drop sharply a year ago.

The show is a sort of victory lap for a Broadway season that saw grosses hit another record high by pulling in $1.7 billion - up 17.1 percent over last season's $1.45 billion.

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