Ari'el Stachel, the California-born son of an Israeli-Yemeni father and an Ashkenazi mother from NY, won the award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance as a romantic Egyptian trumpeter in "The Band's Visit".
Andrew Garfield accepts the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play award for "Angels in America".
According to US Today, Tony Award victor John Tiffany, who won for his role in the hit Broadway show Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, was making his way into the media room just as the Meet The Focker's actor went rogue.
Most Famous Goat: Once On This Island won best musical revival, meaning that its resident goat is now the most famous goat on Broadway. Mendez, who plays millworker Carrie Pipperidge in "Carousel, " said that at the beginning of her career "I was told to change my name from Mendez to Matthews or I wouldn't work". Her presence at the podium proved that was lousy advice.
The American Theatre Wing's 72nd Annual Tony Awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 10, 8pm-11pm ET. "This is deeply appreciated, and thanks for making me feel so welcome on your block", The Boss said.
The Tony Awards show was seen by some six million Americans previous year. Though "Mean Girls" was nominated for 12 awards, the stage adapation of the Tina Fey film did not win any. It's a spirit that says we are all made perfectly and we all belong.
Then, getting political, Garfield said, referring to the recent SCOTUS decision, "Let's all bake a cake for everybody who wants a cake to be baked!"
Best Skill to Add to Your LinkedIn Profile: According to Nathan Lane, Angels in America playwright Tony Kushner is such "an adorable genius" that "even his emails are Pulitzer worthy".
Just one year after Kevin Spacey served as an oft acerbic and self-serving host, the kinder, gentler 2018 broadcast abandoned caustic satire (some mocking of accountants aside) and stuck to themes of inclusion and diversity, encouraging viewers to take to social media and post photos of themselves "Broadway dreaming", with presenters also showing off their early head shots on the set, echoing the current Facebook trend. Then Ming-Na Wen presented the education award to Melody Herzfeld, the drama teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who kept her students safe during the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.