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How Stephen Colbert Roasted Trump at the Tony Awards

How Stephen Colbert Roasted Trump at the Tony Awards How Stephen Colbert Roasted Trump at the Tony Awards
Freda Brock | 24 June, 2017, 23:41

While four Tony Awards is an incredible accomplishment, Dear Evan Hansen took the lead, winning six Tonys, out of its nine nominations.

No clear favorite this year meant more excitement, and the race for the top prize of "Best Musical" was too close to call going at last night's Tony Awards.

Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musical - Gavin Creel for Hello, Dolly!

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who recently won Oscars for the song "City of Stars" from the movie "La La Land", added to a remarkable year by earning Tonys for best score for writing the songs for "Dear Evan Hansen".

We understand there's quite a few clips above - but, did you notice Groundhog Day has been made into a musical? Unlike twelve months ago when "Hamilton" nearly swept the board, this year's Tonys were more even-handed. Stephen Colbert got in some choice digs at the President, but things only got pleasantly anarchic when Bette Midler, accepting the award for best leading performance by an actress in a musical, told the orchestra she would not be drowned out despite the lateness of the hour.

Set designer Nigel Hook ("The Play That Goes Wrong") is the first sole nominee to win since Michele Pawk took home Best Featured Actress (Play) for "Hollywood Arms" in 2003.

Michael Aronov, victor of the award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for "Oslo", poses in the press room during the 2017 Tony Awards at 3 West Club on June 11, 2017 in New York City.

Later, Midler tweeted she actually forgot to thank more people in her speech.

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"Oslo" won the best play award. I'm honored to say to our veterans, on behalf of Joe, myself, the company of "Bandstand' and everybody here tonight, we've got your six".

Nixon was named best featured actress in a play for a revival of Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes", about a greedy southern family's underhanded business practices.

And when that star is Bette Midler, just assume that goes double for her.

Frank and Claire Underwood took command of the 2017 Tony Awards on Sunday.

The 71st Tony Awards, hosted by the indomitable Kevin Spacey, took place over the weekend and the big winners did not come as a surprise.

Christopher Ashley paid tribute to the people of Newfoundland as he accepted his Tony for best director of a musical for "Come From Away".

Broadway producers will be thankful this year that the telecast won't have to compete with any NBA Finals games, but there will be a Stanley Cup playoff game and a soccer game pitting the USA and Mexico.

And he didn't leave United States politics behind for the evening - the star impersonated former USA president Bill Clinton and appeared on stage as his House of Cards character Frank Underwood. How about: His impression of Bill Clinton even caught the fancy of a former vice president in the audience - Joe Biden.

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