Saturday, 23 June, 2018

'Dear Evan Hansen,' Bette Midler, 'Oslo' win big at Tony Awards

Melody Ballard | 12 June, 2017, 18:59

- "Dear Evan Hansen", a heart-wrenching musical about teen angst, loneliness and suicide in the social media age, has taken top honors at the Tony awards.

"Dear Evan Hansen", directed by Michael Greif, picked up six awards in total, including a best leading actor Tony for 23-year-old Ben Platt in the title role.

"Dear Evan Hansen" was the big victor at the 2017 Tony Awards, broadcast live from New York's Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, walking off with awards for best musical and lead actor as well as actress nods for Ben Platt and Rachel Bay Jones.

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who recently won Oscars for the song "City of Stars" from the movie "La La Land", added to a remarkable year by earning Tonys for best score for writing the songs for "Dear Evan Hansen".

"Hello Dolly!" won four Tonys, including best musical revival.

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"Dear Evan Hansen" won the prize for Best Musical, and "Oslo" took home the Tony for Best Play. Rebecca Taichman won best directing play honors for "Indecent".

Kevin Spacey, from left, Michael Kelly and Robin Wright appear as their characters from "House of Cards" as they present Lin-Manuel Miranda with the envelope for best musical at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in NY.

Former "Roseanne" star Metcalf won her first Tony after several nominations, taking best actress in a play for "A Doll's House, Part 2", a lively, fast-paced sequel to the Henrik Ibsen classic.

Cynthia Nixon won her second Tony for her work in a revival of "The Little Foxes".

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Gavin Creel, "Hello, Dolly!". Nixon was one of the most politically outspoken winners, giving a shout-out to people who refuse to just stand by and watch when bad things happen in the world. Andy Blankenbuehler won his second choreography Tony in as many years - last year for "Hamilton" and this time for "Bandstand". He also played with speculation about his sexual orientation as he sang the Andrew Lloyd Webber song "As If We Never Said Goodbye" from "Sunset Boulevard". In an interview, he said he had enjoyed both Spacey and the ceremony, even though he hadn't had time to see this year's nominated shows yet. "I still have you on there", Biden said, and quipped, "I probably ruined your reputation".


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