Published: Mon, June 12, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Broadway shows its age on Bette's big night out

"Dear Evan Hansen", starring 23-year-old Ben Platt in a breakout - and knockout - performance, took six awards Sunday evening at Radio City Music Hall, including best musical and best actor for Platt.

Left: Kevin Spacey, from left, Michael Kelly and Robin Wright appear as their characters from "House of Cards" as they present Lin-Manuel Miranda with the envelope for best musical at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in NY.

"Come From Away" star Jenn Colella lost the best featured actress in a musical Tony to Rachel Bay Jones of "Dear Evan Hansen", while choreographer Kelly Devine lost to Andy Blankenbuehler for "Bandstand".

Other winners included August Wilson's "Jitney," which collected the Tony for best play revival.

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who won Oscars as lyricists for La La Land, took home Tonys for Best Original Score for Dear Evan Hansen, while music supervisor Alex Lacamoire won the Tony for Best Orchestrations for the second year in a row.

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The title character, Evan Hansen, is a high school senior with a social anxiety disorder who finds himself amid the turmoil that follows a classmate's death.

Kevin Kline won Best Actor (Play) for "Present Laughter". So, he now needs to only win for a featured role in a play to become the first man to have Tonys in all four acting categories. It was nominated for seven Tony Awards.

Taking the silver gong for her leading portrayal in Hello, Dolly!, the Divine Miss M had a lot of people to thank.

"The entire night last night we were thinking about the parties that they were having out in Gander and we knew Chris was thinking exactly the same thing", Hein said in a phone interview alongside Sankoff on Monday. He dedicated it to 9/11 first responders and all those who were generous on that bad day.

But the ultimate insider was first-time host Kevin Spacey, who danced, joked and sang his way through the telecast easily.

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