Amazing!: Bette Midler’s Tony Awards Speech Was Literally Everything

Amazing!: Bette Midler’s Tony Awards Speech Was Literally Everything

Kevin Spacey performs at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in NY.

Host Kevin Spacey kept the show moving at a brisk pace, and offered a self-deprecating poke at being the last choice for the evening’s MC. Mr.

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Evan Hansen, the story of a high schooler wracked by confusion and loneliness, won as best new musical.

And the 96-year-old stage veteran returned the favor: On Facebook legendary publicist B. Harlan Boll shared that Channing was touched by Midler’s praise and thought the award was well-deserved. This year the Tony voters spread the wealth around, calling “Hello Dolly” the best musical revival, and honoring its star Bette Midler.

Kevin Spacey impersonates President Bill Clinton at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in NY. The musical won four Tony awards in all.

Rebecca Taichman accepts the award for best direction of a play for “Indecent” at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in NY. The real test will see how well these shows perform during the summer season after Broadway has finished its biggest night across the country. It also beat “Come From Away” for best original score, best book of a musical and best featured actress in a musical.

The acidly amusing Kevin Kline was named best leading actor in a play for his performance in Noel Coward’s Present Laughter, while Laurie Metcalf won best leading actress for her darkly comic work in A Doll’s House Part 2. The 2017 Tony Award nominee slipped into his Hello, Dolly! altar ego, Horace Vandergelder, to perform “Penny In My Pocket”.

People appear in the audience at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in NY.

“Dear Evan Hansen” was named best musical and was the night’s big victor with six awards in all.

Kevin Spacey impersonates Johnny Carson at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in NY.

Laurie Metcalf won best actress for “A Doll’s House, Part 2“, while Oscar-winner Kevin Kline took home a leading actor Tony for “Present Laughter“.

In his acceptance speech last night, Platt summed up the importance of the musical, his role and the larger conversation Dear Evan Hansen has created around mental health in a very quotable few words: “Don’t waste any time trying to be like anybody but yourself, because the things that make you odd are the things that make you powerful”.