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.
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". An emotional Mendez, who won for her performance in Carousel, exclaimed gratitude at being part of a community that celebrates diversity.
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" won the Tony for best play on Sunday, while "The Band's Visit" swept the musical categories with 10 wins, including the top award best musical at Broadway's annual honors for the best in theater. Later, Springsteen will perform My Hometown on the piano from his sold-out one-man show.
Lane, who won for best featured actor in a play, said "Angels" still speaks to society in the midst of "political insanity". She told the crowd how early in her career, she'd been encouraged to change her last name to Matthews to better her chances of playing non-minority roles.
BT chief executive to step down this year
Jan du Plessis, the chairman of BT, said: "The Board is fully supportive of the strategy recently set out by Gavin and his team". Following the news of Mr Patterson's departure, BT's shares jumped 3% initially, before dropping back to trade at about 202p.
A teacher from one of those schools, Melody Herzfeld of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, was given special recognition for her courage during the February shootings, as were the students who make up her drama department and who took the stage to sing "Seasons of Love" from "Rent", clearly moving the hardened professionals watching. He finished by saying: "Your biggest obstacle may turn into your objective".
De Niro is one of the most respected actors in the United States with two Oscar wins for "Raging Bull" and "The Godfather: Part II". "I mean, if you're Donald Trump, it doesn't mean anything". And then he admitted in front of many, many witnesses that his dramatic skills killed famed acting coach Lee Strasberg.
Stachel, 26, is making his Broadway debut in "The Band's Visit", which stars Tony Shalhoub ("Monk") and the rising star Katrina Lenk.
Most Famous Goat: Once On This Island won best musical revival, meaning that its resident goat is now the most famous goat on Broadway.