Andrew Garfield Dedicates His Tony Award to LGBTQ Community

Tonya Becker
June 11, 2018

"F-ck Trump!" he exclaimed with a scowl on his face. "Boy, do we need that now".

'I just have one thing to say, ' he said as he took the podium. Garfield said as he accepted his first Tony award. But, not surprisingly, the Twitterverse blew up with people curious about what De Niro had uttered.

Kushner would later offer up a more serious answer on the matter adding that he agreed with De Niro, referring to Trump's election as the "Hitler mistake". David Cromer was named best director of a musical for "The Band's Visit, " and John Tiffany won for best direction of a play for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child". The play is based on the 2007 award-winning Israeli movie directed by Eran Kolirin. Its embrace of foreign cultures working together found a sweet spot with Tony voters. The musical adaptation of the legendary and beloved 2004 film was nominated for a total of 12 Tony Awards, tying SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical for the most of the season.

Glenda Jackson poses with her award for Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play for Edward Albee's Three Tall Women.

"The Band's Visit", about Egyptian musicians stranded in a small Israeli town, swept the musical categories with 10 wins.

"It is that spirit that says no to oppression, it is a spirit that says no to bigotry, no to shame, no to exclusion", he said specifically of the LGBT community. "May we, their descendants, never lose sight of what they taught us", he said.

In one of the ceremonys most mesmerizing moments, Melody Herzfeld, the heroic drama teacher who nurtured numerous young people demanding change following the February school shooting in Parkland, was honored from the Tony Award stage.

The 72nd annual Tony Awards will be held at Radio City Music Hall.

"I'm going to say this". She later encouraged many of her pupils to lead the nationwide movement for gun reform.

Congrats to Metcalf on her Tony win!

Prior to the awards night, Salonga congratulated her friends on Twitter saying: "Today is going to be the craziest of insane days, and I may not be able to see my friends from other shows because of shuttles and busyness".

Taking the stage to introduce Bruce Springsteen's performance at the awards, the 74-year-old wasted no time with such a public opportunity. The Boss thanked the crowd for making him "feel so welcome on their block" and then walked off stage without singing a single song. " Watch Bruce's monologue and performance of "My Hometown" below". The smart bet was that Broadway would give her a Tony for her script. "This is a play for those people, to remind them that they were created perfectly". "Lets not forget that 90 percent of us leave empty-handed tonight". Among them were wereactors Lindsay Mendez and Ari'el Stachel, who specifically called out the importance of diversity on Broadway.

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