72nd Annual Tony Awards List Of Winners

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British-American star Andrew Garfield won best actor in a play for his turn in a revival of Angels in America.

Andrew Lloyd Webber was honoured with a lifetime achievement award. "It is a spirit that says "no" to oppression, it is a spirit that says "no" to bigotry, "no" to shame, "no" to exclusion". He won his third, for best-featured actor in a play.

A performance from last years Best Musical "Dear Evan Hansen", which also won 6 Tony's last year. Victory in the category of best featured actor in a musical went to Ari'el Stachel of "The Band's Visit". "You know, they're like children to us, because they're so young and so that's the thing I'm most excited about I think". SpongeBob Squarepants avoided that fate by taking home Best Scenic Design in a Musical - which happens to be the only award The Band's Visit didn't win that it was nominated for.

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.

Springsteen will make a rare TV appearance, performing live on the show and receive a Special Tony Award for his one-man show Springsteen on Broadway.

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In his acceptance speech, Moses thanked his colleagues, including Shalhoub, who he said contributed to the "amazing cast".

"Let's not forget that 90% of us leave empty-handed tonight".

But musical Mean Girls, based on the 2004 film, went away empty-handed after receiving 12 nominations. Mendez, who plays millworker Carrie Pipperidge in "Carousel, " said that at the beginning of her career "I was told to change my name from Mendez to Matthews or I wouldn't work". She accepted in tears, recounting that when she moved to NY, she was told to change her last name to Matthews or she wouldn't work.

Ostensibly a celebration of theatre, the annual event was an opportunity for Broadway to talk up the virtues of inclusion and diversity, while also drawing attention to gay rights, gun control, and the challenges facing immigrants. This production transforms the reality of a tropical village devastated by a storm into a fantastical world alive with hope and the set includes a sand-filled beach, water, chickens and of course goats. Onstage guests were volunteers and staffers from three organizations that bring relief to areas impacted by natural disasters.

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