Glenda Jackson Wins Her First Tony Award at 82!

Glenda Jackson Wins Her First Tony Award at 82!

"I fall in love with her every time", he said of future Leading Actress victor Katrina Lenk.

The Amazing Spiderman actor honoured the LGBTQ community saying, "It is a spirit that says no to oppression". The musical also won Best Revival, Best Choreography, and Best Leading Actress in a Musical, among others. 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".

Springsteen also received a special Tony, presented by Billy Joel, for his successful and critically acclaimed show, Springsteen on Broadway.

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David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter: The co-hosts were relaxed, natural and charmingly self-effacing throughout, starting with their tuneful opening number, which they began on dueling concert grand pianos and dedicated in advance to the losers - acknowledging how they've both been passed over for Grammy recognition themselves.

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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 sweep gained momentum when the award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical went to Ari'el Stachel, who plays the tall and handsome trumpet player in the show.

In her acceptance speech, telling Tony hopefuls to be true to themselves, Mendez said that when she had first moved to NY, she had been told she would need to change her name. But later, students in her drama department surprised the audience by appearing onstage to sing "Seasons of Love" from the musical "Rent". The artists and producers of this year's telecast rightly understand that this event is a vital homing beacon for theater people around the world, people who think differently and dream beyond their so-called limitations.

Darkest Confession: John Leguizamo won a Special Tony Award and gave a heart-warming speech about the impact of theater on his life, "I'm a living example of how theater can change you". Spacey's ceremony last year drew 6 million viewers, which represented a drop of approximately 31 percent in total viewers from the previous year.

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