Tony Awards 2018: See all the performances


Itamar Moses '99 won Best Book of a Musical with his script for "The Band's Visit", whose lead actor, Tony Shalhoub DRA '80, also secured a Tony.

"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.

CBS's Sunday telecast of the 72nd annual Tony Awards scored an audience of 6.3 million viewers, a 4.5 percent rise over a year ago, according to Nielsen data.

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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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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"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.