Tonight's show will be hosted by singers Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. They turned that into a playful song. It wasn't a big blowout welcome like the ones Neil Patrick Harris used to do, but there's genuinely no point in trying to compete with that. Both musicals and plays are recognised by the Tonys. And if you don't love the ensembles, you can't possibly love the Tonys.
Glenda Jackson, 82, won best actress in a play for her fiery portrayal of an elderly woman in "Three Tall Women", and her co-star, Laurie Metcalf, won featured actress.
The production was nominated for ten awards and won in six categories.
The biggest victor of the night was The Band's Visit, a musical about an Egyptian band visiting an Israeli desert town. Golden Globe victor Tony Shalhoub, of "Monk" and "Men In Black" fame, won Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, with Katrina Lenk as Best Leading Actress and Ari'el Stachel as Best Actor in a Featured Role.
The revival of "Carousel" won two awards - choreography and for Lindsay Mendez, who won best featured actress in a musical.
Zuber, who won her seventh Tony on Sunday, told Broadway World in an interview that the award represents "recognition of the wonderful collaboration" that went into the production.
Springsteen then took the stage to perform a soulful rendition of "My Hometown". Frozen was pleasantly Disney, but not much more than that.
The show also won awards for its luminous lead actress, Katrina Lenk, and its director, book and score, among others. She got Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for her work in Carousel.
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Viewers in the United Kingdom are set for a late night in order to catch the 72nd Tony awards.
It can be awkward when awards shows try to address current events - very awkward, in fact. A shooting rampage in February took the lives of 17 students and faculty members at the school.
In one of the ceremony's most mesmerizing moments, Melody Herzfeld, the heroic drama teacher who nurtured numerous young people demanding change following the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida, was honored from the Tony Award stage.
Prior to the awards night, Salonga congratulated her friends on Twitter saying: "Today is going to be the craziest of insane days, and I may not be able to see my friends from other shows because of shuttles and busyness". It could have been something from Hamilton, yes.
Stachel's message back? "I want any kid who's watching to know that your biggest obstacle may turn into your objective".
Theatre fans in the United Kingdom can rest assured that at least one Brit will take home a prize from the 2018 Tonys.
It was a lovely broadcast. The cast of "Dear Evan Hansen" will also return for a performance. "And for those of us who are fortunate enough not to be suffering so deeply, let's make sure we answer them".