With Tony for 'The Band's Visit,' Ari'el Stachel Embraces His Roots

With Tony for 'The Band's Visit,' Ari'el Stachel Embraces His Roots

With Tony for 'The Band's Visit,' Ari'el Stachel Embraces His Roots

On Sunday, Angels in America actor and newly minted Tony Award victor Andrew Garfield used his speech to advocate for LGBT rights.

Nathan Lane, Broadway's No. 1 musical-comedy actor for years, can now make the claim that he's Broadway's No. 1 dramatic actor, too, picking up the Tony for his chilling and brilliant performance as Roy Cohn, Donald Trump's lawyer, in "Angels in America". Garfield ended his speech with an reference to the recent Supreme Court ruling, which found that a Colorado bakery was legally permitted to deny service to customers attempting to order a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding.

"We are all sacred and we all belong", Garfield said.

"(Let's) just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked", he said, to rousing applause.

Orin Wolf, center, and the cast and crew of "The Band's Visit" accept the award for best musical at the 72nd annual Tony Awards.

Herzfeld, the one-woman drama department at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was cheered by the crowd at Radio City Music Hall.

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Taking the stage to present Bruce Springsteen towards the end of Sunday's three-hour CBS telecast, the actor opened with a few simple words: "First, I wanna say, 'F-k Trump.' It's no longer 'Down with Trump, ' it's 'F-k Trump'".

The cast and producers of "The Band's Visit" pose backstage with their awards, which include the Tony for Best Musical.

"F*** Trump!" he exclaimed.

Best Recap of Mean Girls: Fey was on hand to introduce the musical version of her film Mean Girls, which she described as a play about "the vicious gifts of teenage girls and how we have to stop emulating them".

In her acceptance speech, telling Tony hopefuls to be true to themselves, Mendez said that when she had first moved to NY, she had been told she would need to change her name. She said she was happy to be in a production that "celebrates diversity and individuality". Onstage guests were volunteers and staffers from three organizations that bring relief to areas impacted by natural disasters.

This charming show beat back stiff challenges from two revivals of American musical-theater classics: "Carousel" and "My Fair Lady". This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

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