Other winners included Carousel (best choreography and best featured actress in a musical - Lindsay Mendez).
The victor for best featured actress in a musical was Lindsay Mendez for her work in the revival of "Carousel".
Orin Wolf, producer of "The Band's Visit", didn't have overall Monday ticket-sales numbers, but he said the post-Tony increase was significant. Salonga said on their Tony victory. The show isn't just about Jews and Arabs, he said, "It's about any tribes that have figured out reasons to be at odds with each other". Two past Tony Awards nominees will be your hosts: Sara Bareilles ("Waitress") and Josh Groban ("Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812").
Metcalf's award marked the second consecutive Tony for the actress, who past year won for best lead actress in a play for her performance in "A Doll's House, Part 2". He then referenced last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision which ruled in favor of a baker's right to deny a gay couple a wedding cake based on his beliefs. "It is a spirit that says we are all made perfectly".
"Our Broadway family wants to give and say thanks to you, by sharing the stage with you and your classmates", Morrison said.
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The two-part stage play won awards for Best Play, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, Best Direction, Best Sound Design and Best Lighting Design, having stormed Broadway after transferring there from London's West End.
Legendary actress Jackson, 82, meanwhile is virtually sure to win her first Tony for her star turn in Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women".
Most winners and presenters avoided mentioning Trump or Trump-ism by name, while making it clear that their sympathies were with the resistance.
Bruce Springsteen was presented a special Tony Award by Billy Joel for his hugely popular show "Springsteen on Broadway, " and Springsteen later performed. Many in the audience stood and cheered, while TV censors quickly bleeped out the offending words.
Fey, for her part, seemed thrilled to just be there that night. "I jumped to my feet". In the night's biggest surprise, Once on This Island, a fable of love and resilience, upset lavish productions of problematic faves My Fair Lady and Carousel to win the musical revival category.
And if that didn't leave you feeling moved (come on), Melody Herzfeld, a drama teacher who sheltered her students in a classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the shooting there in February accepted the excellence in theater education prize on Sunday before the taped portion of the evening, telling the audience: "We all have a common energy".