Israeli-American actor wins Tony for role in 'The Band's Visit' musical

Andrew Garfield attends the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall

Robert De Niro's over coming up with clever ways to insult President Trump - he's now sticking with "F*** Trump", which he just blurted out at the Tony Awards. twice. (Metcalf was a member of the cast of "Roseanne, " recently canceled by ABC after star Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet). To win, "The Band's Visit" prevailed over three brand-name franchises: "Frozen, " "Mean Girls, " and "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical".

Musical The Band's Visit, about Egyptian musicians stranded in a small Israeli town, won several early awards including best score, best director and best featured actor.

The legendary actor urged the audience to vote in November and lauded Springsteen for his own political commitment before the singer sat at a piano for a moving performance based on his Springsteen on Broadway show that had him singing his classic hit, My Hometown.

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The victor for best featured actress in a musical was Lindsay Mendez for her work in the revival of "Carousel".

Most Embarrassing Moment: When John Tiffany took home the prize for his directorial work on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, he said his thank yous and then asked the entire crowd at Radio City to sing "Happy Birthday" to his boyfriend, David Knock. 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. Mendez, who plays millworker Carrie Pipperidge in "Carousel, " said that at the beginning of her career "I was told to change my name from Mendez to Matthews or I wouldn't work".

Veteran actress Chita Rivera and British musical impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber received lifetime achievement awards, while actor, writer and comedian John Leguizamo was given a special Tony for his one-man show, "Latin History for Morons". Nathan Lane offered up an emotional speech for his win for his portrayal of Roy Cohn, noting, "I'm standing here because Tony [Kushner] wrote one of the greatest plays of the 20th century, and it's still speaking to us as strongly as ever". 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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