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Lea performs at Tonys with 'Once On This Island' cast

14 June 2018

While "The Band's Visit" is based on a film, it came to the stage far less known - and presold - than the other contenders, "Mean Girls", "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical" and "Frozen".

While the United States censored the expletives, Aussie viewers were gifted the moment in all of its glory and Twitter was set alight.

With its 10-victory sweep at Sunday's night's Tony Awards, "The Band's Visit" is poised for a box-office boom.

U.S. musical The Band's Visit was the other big victor.

"I cried in the middle of Equinox", Fey told ET in May, about the moment she found out she was nominated for a Tony, joking: "I'm not the first and I won't be the last to cry in the middle of Equinox".

A starry revival of Tony Kushner's 7½-hour "Angels in America", which transferred to Broadway from the National Theater in London, was named the best play revival for an acclaimed production that cemented the play's claim as the best American drama of the late 20th century.

He thanked the creators of the show "for being courageous for telling a small story about Arabs and Israelis getting along at a time that we need that more than ever".

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The "Amazing Spiderman" fame actor honoured the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, saying: "It is a spirit that says no to oppression".

Donning a stylish black bow-tie with a fitted whited collar, Sparky, the goat made heads turned, and if we may say so he looked nothing but dapper! Later, Springsteen will perform "My Hometown" on the piano from his sold-out one-man show. Members of Herzfeld's drama department took to the Tony stage to serenade her with "Seasons of Love" from the musical "Rent".

A performance from last years Best Musical "Dear Evan Hansen", which also won 6 Tony's last year.

Laurie Metcalf won her second Tony, playing a younger version of Jackson's imperious character in Three Tall Women.

The rocker received his special Tony at the 72nd annual awards from fellow musician Billy Joel at a gala ceremony at Radio City Music Hall hosted by singer-songwriter-actors Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles.

Nathan Lane of "Angels in America" nabbed a Best Featured Actor statue for his performance as Roy Cohn, a venal power-broker who was a mentor to President Trump.

"I never dreamed that one day I, a Brit of all things, would be honoured with the same lifetime award that my idol won, by my peers and the true home of the musical, Broadway".

Lea performs at Tonys with 'Once On This Island' cast