Robert De Niro drops F-bomb against Trump at the Tony Awards
Jun 11 2018 by Francis Osborne
Shalhoub thanked his immigrant father, and said he hopes "we, their descendants, never lose sight of what they taught us". "And we all belong, so let's just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked", he said.
The tip-off that "The Band's Visit" was going to win big came with the award for Best Book of a Musical. Tragic for those of us who can't afford tickets to his show, but on the plus side, it was significantly shorter than the E Street Band's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction speech. Then Ming-Na Wen presented the education award to Melody Herzfeld, the drama teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who kept her students safe during the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
With the audience of theatre actors, directors and producers shrieking and rising to their feet in applause, De Niro said: "It's no longer down with Trump".
Actor Robert De Niro used the opportunity of the Tony Award ceremony to fling insults at the USA president. Though "Mean Girls" was nominated for 12 awards, the stage adapation of the Tina Fey film did not win any.
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".
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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. She said she was happy to be in a production that "celebrates diversity and individuality". She concluded: "To all the artists out there, be your true self and the world will take note". Onstage guests were volunteers and staffers from three organisations that bring relief to areas impacted by natural disasters.
Airing on Sunday, the awards show will recognize the best of Broadway's 2017-18 season. The Tonys didn't specifically address that, but did touch on gun violence, depression, politics and inclusion. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.