The anti-Trump sentiment swept backstage as playwright Tony Kushner and others from Angels in America spoke to reporters about its three big wins: best play revival and acting trophies for Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane. Two past Tony Awards nominees will be your hosts: Sara Bareilles ("Waitress") and Josh Groban ("Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812"). The 82-year-old star of her show, the veteran British actress and government official Glenda Jackson, also found herself on the winner's podium at Radio City Music Hall.
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".
John Tiffany accepts the award for Best Direction of a Play for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two.
Garfield won best actor in a play for his acclaimed performance in the Angels In America revival, a monumental two-part drama about AIDS during the Reagan years.
Stachel, 26, is making his Broadway debut in "The Band's Visit", which stars Tony Shalhoub ("Monk") and the rising star Katrina Lenk.
In an upset, "Once on This Island" beat out "My Fair Lady" and "Carousel" for best revival of a musical. To win, "The Band's Visit" prevailed over three brand-name franchises: "Frozen, " "Mean Girls, " and "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical". And before you knew it, almost everyone in the audience at Radio City Music Hall was on their feet. However, "Carousel" choreographer Justin Peck won the Tony, and cast member Lindsay Mendez won the the Tony for best supporting actress. Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and actress Chita Rivera were given the 2018 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. She told the crowd how early in her career, she'd been encouraged to change her last name to Matthews to better her chances of playing non-minority roles.