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June 21 2018, 12:19 | Perry Erickson
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Garfield's early victory allowed the TV broadcast to begin with a familiar face from the movie "Spider-Man", ideal for younger viewers who then got to see both Fey and a scene from her nominated musical, "Mean Girls".
The victor for best featured actress in a musical was Lindsay Mendez for her work in the revival of "Carousel". "He is us." But Garfield understands that the character and his experiences are "more specially for the LGBTQ community, and everything that he represents is for the LGBTQ community". The presentation of awards was also well-choreographed, with just two awkward missteps: The first was when Harry Potter and the Cursed Child playwright Jack Thorne was cut off before his acceptance speech for Best Play, a moment that was compounded by the orchestra playing the whole team offstage to Carole King's "Natural Woman".
Taking the stage to introduce Bruce Springsteen's performance at the awards, the 74-year-old wasted no time with such a public opportunity. Other than Best Musical, the winners were David Cromer for direction, Itamar Moses for book, Jamshied Sharifi for orchestrations, Tyler Micoleau for lighting, Kai Harada for sound design, and three acting awards: Ari'el Stachel for Featured Actor, Tony Shalhoub for Leading actor, and Katrina Lenk for Leading Actress in a Musical. However, it was heard by those in the audience and journalists covering the awards show, which honors the best of Broadway theater.
Nathan Lane, the longtime Broadway star who played the famously caustic dramatic role of Roy Cohn in "Angels", took home a Tony for best featured actor in a play.
"It asks 'What do we do when our lives are being threatened, when the powers that be don't deem our particular community worthy enough?'" he said.
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He also praised "a cast of actors who never believed they would be able to portray their own races".
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.
De Niro, a noted liberal, has been increasingly critical of Trump, a Republican, at smaller showbusiness events, but none have the high profile and audience of the Tony Awards.
Jackson, 82, returning to Broadway after 30 years and a lengthy term as a British politician, was named best actress for her tour de force performance in Edward Albee's Three Tall Women.
The Middle East conflict, immigration, LGBT equality, gun control - many social issues came up, explicitly or implicitly, during the ceremony, which was hosted with a light (and musical) touch by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban. She went on to say: "To all of you artists out there, just be your true self and the world will take note". Viewership spiked in 2016 due to "Hamilton, " only to drop sharply past year.