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Harry Potter, Andrew Garfield, Glenda Jackson win top Tony Awards

Harry Potter, Andrew Garfield, Glenda Jackson win top Tony Awards

De Niro's Tony Awards appearance came just days after he spoke to high school students at the Jimmy and Rosemary Breslin Writer Awards, where he described Trump as a "congenital liar" and a "mean-spirited, soulless, amoral, abusive con-artist son of a b-h".

"Harry Potter", a record-setting $69 million two-part production set 19 years after the last of J.K. Rowling's best-selling novels about the boy wizard, won a total of six Tonys including best new play and best director.

This charming show beat back stiff challenges from two revivals of American musical-theater classics: "Carousel" and "My Fair Lady". Also shut out was "Frozen, " the stage adaptation of the blockbuster Disney film.

Shalhoub, best known for his role on Monk, exited The Band's Visit earlier this year.

For Ari'el Stachel, starring in the musical "The Band's Visit" was part of a coming out journey of sorts.

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"The Band's Visit", based on a tiny movie that maybe two people saw, tells the story of an Egyptian military band that, through a travel mix-up, winds up for a night in a small, dusty, forsaken village in northern Israel.

Angels In America was named best play revival on Sunday.

Springsteen made no reference to De Niro's remarks during his subsequent performance. The Tony Awards crowd proved a perfectly suitable liberal environment for a fresh statement, featuring for example, the outspoken anti-Trump survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. He continued, "I want any kid who is watching to know that your biggest obstacle may turn into your objective".

Though the ceremony was flush with big stars - Andrew Garfield, taking home Leading Actor in a Play for Angels in America; Tina Fey, introducing her new musical Mean Girls; Bruce Springsteen, accepting a special Tony Award for Springsteen on Broadway - on the Tonys stage, everyone is quick to embrace their inner underdog. Viewership spiked in 2016 due to "Hamilton, " only to drop sharply previous year.