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Robert De Niro yells 'F--k Trump' at Tony Awards

11 June 2018, 09:42 | Max Haynes

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Bruce Springsteen, the recipient of a special Tony Award and perhaps the most famous name inside Radio City Music Hall, was introduced by his friend Billy Joel.

Garfield won best actor in a play for his acclaimed performance in "Angels in America", which also won Nathan Lane his third Tony, as closeted conservative lawyer Roy Cohn, who died of AIDS. At the Olivier Awards in London, where the show first premiered in 2016, Cursed Child scored nine out of 11 awards, including Best Play, Best Director (for Tiffany), and acting awards for Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni, and Anthony Boyle.

The Band's Visit marks Stachel's Broadway debut.

Another year, another unforgettable Tony Awards-and the 72nd annual ceremony had plenty of notable moments, from the impactful, to the hilarious, to the downright iconic. He then referenced last week's US Supreme Court decision which ruled in favour of a baker's right to deny a gay couple a wedding cake based on his beliefs.

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Best Way to Celebrate Pride: After accepting his prize for Angles in America, Tony Kushner ended his acceptance speech by saying: "What kind of homosexual would I be if I didn't say it's June 10?" Victory in the category of best featured actor in a musical went to Ari'el Stachel of "The Band's Visit".

In other wins, Glenda Jackson added to her impressive resume with a Tony Award for best actress in a play for her work in a revival of Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women". Tina Fey is a superstar and she wrote a snappy, smart script for "Mean Girls", a musical based on her popular 2004 movie. The smart bet was that Broadway would give her a Tony for her script. "It's f*** Trump." Even more cheers erupted.

Tony Shalhoub, the former star of "Monk" and a founding member of Cambridge's American Repertory Theater, won for best leading actor in a musical, and his costar in "The Band's Visit", Katrina Lenk, won for best actress.

Most Famous Goat: Once On This Island won best musical revival, meaning that its resident goat is now the most famous goat on Broadway. She concluded: "To all the artists out there, be your true self and the world will take note".



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