This year’s Tony Awards, which were held last night (June 10th) at Radio City Music Hall, featured the conferring of awards to people and productions for excellence in live Broadway theatre. Some of the winners included Christine Jones in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two, and David Zinn in SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical among others.
Some of the standout moments definitely included the mixed reactions to Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway play as it was referred to as an “800-year monologue” and a “rejected Folger’s commercial.” Robert De Niro was not subtle when he walked onstage and immediately exclaimed, “I’m just going to say one thing: F*ck Trump! It’s no longer ‘down with Trump.’ It’s ‘F*ck Trump!'” The profane declaration was met with both uncomfortable laughter and applause from those in Radio City Music Hall.
One of the most moving parts of the evening was a surprise performance of “Seasons of Love” from Rent by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama program. It was to honor their teacher who will receive a $10,000 prize for her theater program, and has been responsible for more than 50 productions at Stoneman Douglas since 2003. You can watch the performance below.