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The 71st Tony Award Winners

12 June 2017

The play, which garnered a total of seven Tony nominations, also saw Michael Aronov win the Tony Award for featured actor in a play.

"Hello, Dolly!" captured four of its 10 nods, including best revival. The top ticket price of $748 is second only to "Hamilton" and its $849 premium seats.

After his Tony-nominated roles in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" in 2002 and "Hair" in 2009, he spent almost three years starring in "The Book of Mormon", both in London and on Broadway. He previously appeared in "The Book of Mormon" in 2014, and his father is Marc Platt, a producer with past nominations for Best Musical ("Wicked", 2004), Best Musical Revival ("Pal Joey", 2009) and Best Play ("Indecent", 2017).

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Its star Rachel Bay Jones took the Tony for best featured actress in a musical.

Host Kevin Spacey performs onstage during the 2017 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11.


Nixon's speech, in which she quoted directly from The Little Foxes playwright Lillian Hellman, was a case in point.

Cynthia Nixon at the Tony Awards said that she was grateful to have had the chance to perform in the 1939 play about lesbian relationships.

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Sally Field, a nominee for "The Glass Menagerie", delivered a brief history of the service work done since the World War I era by "the women of the Wing" - the American Theater Wing, which administers the Tony Awards.

The telecast opened on a mournful host dressed like the title character in "Dear Evan Hansen" - complete with arm cast - before he soon showed up in a bed to mock "Groundhog Day The Musical" with an assist with Stephen Colbert, and then donning a fake beard as if he was in "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812".

"The musical won six Tonys, the most of any show".

"We are definitely interested; we're talking about plans", said Grove. How about: His impression of Bill Clinton even caught the fancy of a former vice president in the audience - Joe Biden.

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There were no technical or human snafus - other than Midler's elongated speech - that marred previous awards shows this year, including the wrong victor announced at the Oscars and sound issues at the Grammys.

The 71st Tony Award Winners