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Robert De Niro yells 'F--k Trump' at Tony Awards

11 June 2018

Metcalf's award marked the second consecutive Tony for the actress, who previous year won for best lead actress in a play for her performance in "A Doll's House, Part 2".

72nd Annual Tony Awards - Photo Room - New York, U.S., 10/06/2018 - (L-R) Colin Callender, Sonia Friedman, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany pose with their Best play award for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two".

Andrew dedicated his award to the LGBTQ community and referenced the case of a bakery that refused to bake a cake for a gay couple.

Best Introduction: "I am handsome theater actress, Amy Schumer", said Amy Schumer, introducing My Fair Lady, "a comedy about class and sexism", when Eliza Doolittle is taken under the wing of Henry Higgins, "mans-splaining expert on dialects". "This is deeply appreciated, and thanks for making me feel so welcome on your block", The Boss said.

Tony Shalhoub, the former star of "Monk" and a founding member of Cambridge's American Repertory Theater, won for best leading actor in a musical, and his costar in "The Band's Visit", Katrina Lenk, won for best actress.

Broadway is in danger of becoming a theme park, but Tony voters staged a revolution Sunday night, saying, in effect: No more shows based on famous movies or cartoons. 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.

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Best Skill to Add to Your LinkedIn Profile: According to Nathan Lane, Angels in America playwright Tony Kushner is such "an adorable genius" that "even his emails are Pulitzer worthy". Bareilles and Groban will try to do that while also eviscerating any memory of last year's Tony host, Kevin Spacey, who since then has been accused by at least 24 men of sexual misconduct or assault. "And after 9/11 it was very, very hard for me and so I concealed and I missed so many special events with them".

But when Itamar Moses, one of those little-known people, beat Tina Fey for his book for "The Band's Visit", you knew something was up. "Your biggest obstacle may turn into your goal", he said to the audience as he accepted the Tony. His admission letter to Hogwarts is undoubtedly on its way. De Niro said. "It's no longer 'down with Trump.' It's 'f*ck Trump!'" He also looked touched, but mostly that he wanted to use a little of that Harry Potter magic to disappear. "Good for him. I mean, it's Robert De Niro".

Springsteen, whose show started as a limited 8-week run in October 2017 will play for 236 performances before year's end, said appearing on Broadway has been "one of the most exciting things I've ever experienced". Anyone want to chip in for bail money?

Cohosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban and presented by the American Theater Wing and the Broadway League, the Tonys were televised on CBS from Radio City Music Hall in NY. "Happy birthday, Judy Garland!" The show went on to win best musical revival, beating "My Fair Lady" and "Carousel".

Most winners who took the stage, however, gave decidedly less divisive speeches.

Robert De Niro yells 'F--k Trump' at Tony Awards