Local faces at the Tony Awards

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"We are all sacred and we all belong, so let's just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked", Garfield said.

Elsewhere at the Tony Awards, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child picked up six awards - but the Mean Girls musical, based on the 2004 film, went away empty-handed after receiving 12 nominations. "May we, their descendants, never lose sight of what they taught us", he said.

Garfield won a Tony statue for lead actor for his role in the play Angels In America, where he plays the role of iconic gay character Prior Walter in 1980's America.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Nathan Lane, "Angels in America". It is a spirit that says no to oppression.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Laurie Metcalf, "Three Tall Women".

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Bruce Springsteen also treated viewers to a bit of his impossible-to-get-tickets-to show, though Robert De Niro kind of upstaged him with that whole "F-k Trump!" moment. Many in the audience stood and cheered, while TV censors quickly bleeped out the offending words. "I jumped to my feet". Drilling into the numbers, the live event was up a tiny 2.1% over the Kevin Spacey fronted 71 Tony Awards of June 11, 2017. He also declared, "I'm an immigrant, and I'm not an animal" - referring to Trump's recent remarks that some people living in a country illegally or without legal permission are "animals".

The award speech for Best Musical at the end of the night even included some butchered Hebrew (it seems a producer was just trying to say "I love you" to his kids), and echoed the recurring themes of the evening of diversity and tolerance ("In the end we are far more alike than different.").

Expect to see the likes of Tina Fey representing "Mean Girls", as well as Andrew Garfield, Denzel Washington and Amy Schumer, who are all nominated for their work in plays this year.

Herzfeld spoke during the pre-show.

This story has been corrected to show that the official after-party was at the Plaza Hotel, not the Ritz Hotel.

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