What Did Robert De Niro Say At The Tony Awards?

Tony Awards Races to watch and front-runners to beat

Tony Awards Races to watch and front-runners to beat

MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle says liberal celebrities like Bill Maher and Robert De Niro might be helping President Trump, even if there are a lot of people who agree with their latest condemnations of the president.

He added: "I am part of a cast of actors who never believed that they'd be able to portray their own races, and we're doing that".

The Tony ceremony was marked by politically pointed speeches - none more sharp than that by actor Robert De Niro, who dropped a couple of F-bombs while referring to President Trump, which were bleeped out by CBS.

It lost just one category among its 11 nominations, with its 10 wins just two shy of the record for any show set by "The Producers". Director David Cromer related that musical's themes to the mental health crisis evidenced by recent high-profile suicides, urging those overwhelmed by loneliness and disconnection to reach out for help. "We all belong. So I dedicate this award to the countless LGBTQ people who have fought and died to protect that spirit, to protect that message for the right to live and love as we are created to".


English composer Andrew Lloyd Webber received a lifetime achievement award for his work in theatre at the ceremony, which was held at Radio City Music Hall in NY. The musical also won Best Revival, Best Choreography, and Best Leading Actress in a Musical, among others. Later, Springsteen will perform My Hometown on the piano from his sold-out one-man show.

The Tony Awards also addressed issues of authenticity and equity in casting.

When hosts Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban came back onstage, they were dressed in each other's characters in the musicals they were in - with her in a beard and him in a short waitress outfit.

The biggest victor of the night was The Band's Visit, a musical about an Egyptian band visiting an Israeli desert town. SpongeBob took home a single award, for Best Scenic Design, and Mean Girls left completely empty handed, which, as The Hollywood Reporter reveals, means it is tied with The Scottsboro Boys as the most-nominated show ever to go home awardless in a single year.

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