Broadway Stars Steal the Spotlight at 2018 Tony Awards

Wendy Jensen
June 12, 2018

Here's the full list of Tony winners (including the surprising Best Revival of a Musical Tony To Once On This Island) and more coverage from WNYC.

As is tradition, Sunday's ceremony gave each of the shows nominated for Best Musical (The Band's Visit, Mean Girls, Frozen and SpongeBob SquarePants) and Best Revival of a Musical (Carousel, My Fair Lady and Once on This Island) a chance to shine on the world's greatest stage: television. "Let's just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked", Garfield said during his acceptance speech for Best Actor in a Play, referring to the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial June 4 decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop same-sex wedding cake case. The two-part production originally won two Tonys for Best Play: for part one, "Millennium Approaches" (1993), and part two, "Perestroika" (1994).

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A small-scale, intimate musical about hard-won cultural understanding was an altogether apt Tony victor on a night where tolerance and inclusion were constant themes.

CBS' three-hour broadcast also featured a performance by the cast of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, as well as a highly anticipated appearance from Bruce Springsteen, who received a special Tony Award for his contributions to Broadway.

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The show also won awards for its luminous lead actress, Katrina Lenk, and its director, book and score, among others. Ari'el Stachel, who won for best featured actor, praised the show for "telling a small story about Arabs and Israelis getting along, at a time that we need that more than ever". The not-quite Jewish co-hosts, Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles, were delightful, if aggressively wholesome.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Laurie Metcalf, "Three Tall Women".

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"At a moment in time, where maybe the most important thing that we remember right now is the sanctity of the human spirit, it is the profound privilege of my life to play Prior Walter in Angels in America because he represents the purest spirit of humanity", he said. Previously, "Tarzan" also failed to win any Tony Awards in 2006. But later, students in her drama department surprised the audience by appearing onstage to sing "Seasons of Love" from the musical "Rent".

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