"Next to the passing of my dear parents, the birth of my sons and the reunifying of my theater students on February 14, there has never been a more defining moment in my life", Herzfeld said Sunday. Director David Cromer related that musical's themes to the mental health crisis evidenced by recent high-profile suicides, urging those overwhelmed by loneliness and disconnection to reach out for help.
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".
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"Let's bake a cake for everyone", Garfield said. "I can tell you it's been extraordinary", he said.
Ari'el Stachel, accepting for his featured performance in The Band's Visit, fought back tears explaining that he hid his Middle Eastern identity following September 11, encouraging people to embrace who they are: "Your biggest obstacle may be your greatest objective".
Nathan Lane of "Angels in America" nabbed a Best Featured Actor statue for his performance as Roy Cohn, a venal power-broker who was a mentor to President Trump.
Andrew Garfield poses backstage with his award for Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play for 'Angels in America'. He said the play is a rejection of bigotry, shame and oppression.
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The initiative proposes the state to be split into three new states: California , Northern California and Southern California . With its 55 electors in the Electoral College, California has always been a stronghold for the Democratic Party.
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"We are all sacred and we all belong", Garfield said.
Laurie Metcalf won her second Tony, playing a younger version of Jackson's imperious character in Three Tall Women.
Co-hosts Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles, talented and likable if not terribly thrilling, made somewhat subdued hosts, opening the show with a self-parodying duet on piano for all the losers out there - including them.
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Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber was honored with a lifetime achievement award. Yet another former Yale student working on "The Band's Visit" - Kai Harada - took home the award for Best Sound Design of a Musical.