UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The Tony Awards returned to New York on Sunday, June 10, to celebrate Broadway’s biggest stars with the theater’s highest honors.
“The Band’s Visit” netted the most trophies, a total of 10, including Best New Musical, just one less than “Hamilton” did in 2016.
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” won Best New Play, along with 5 more Tonys.
Andrew Garfield won Best Actor in a Play for his role in “Angels in America”, dedicating his award “to the countless L.G.B.T.Q. people who have fought and died for the right to live and love.”
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl., who survived a mass shooting in February, sang “Seasons of Love”, the anthem of survival from the award-winning musical “Rent.”
Performer Lindsay Mendez, whose father is Mexican-American, praised the theater, stating “I am so proud to be part of a community that celebrates diversity and individuality.”