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Kevin Spacey Added a New Celebrity Impression to His Arsenal: Fred Astaire

“I lost 30 pounds, for starters”, Midler continued. “This thing has the ability to lift your spirits in these bad times”, she continued.The show stars 23-year-old Ben Platt in a breakout performance.Platt held back tears as he accepted the award on Sunday, calling the moment “insane” before thanking his family. “The things that make you odd are the things that make you powerful”. See below for the five best performances from the 2017 Tony Awards.At last night’s Tony Awards, Broadway passed the torch to a younger generation of stars. Some non-white nominees, like set designer Mimi Lien and orchestrator Alex Lacamoire, won trophies, and the cast of “Jitney” – mostly African-American – helped it win the revival Tony. He also has won two Grammy awards for the cast albums of “Hamilton” and “In the Heights”. He thanked, among others, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.In drama, top acting honors went to Kevin Kline for “Present Laughter” – his third Tony – and to Laurie Metcalf – her first – for “A Doll’s House, Part 2″. Miss Nixon related how co-star Laura Linney was the one to convince her to switch their roles in the show’s run.Rebecca Teichman won Best Director for “Indecent, which recounts the bumpy journey to Broadway of Shalom Asch’s controversial Yiddish play “God of Vengeance”. Spacey remarked, prompting Goldberg to respond, “Well, Kevin, it depends on who you ask!”After winning a Tony award Sunday night, Hawaii’s own Bette Midler took the chance to give the teachers who introduced her to theater an emotional “thank you”.Spacey was named as Tony host after several other celebrities turned the job down. “Hello, Dolly!”- which didn’t have a real performance on the show- is at number 22, followed by “The Great Comet”. Spacey added some zest in the second half of the show, appearing as Johnny Carson and Bill Clinton. The show featured stars, clad in their awards show finest, hurling barbs at President Trump.Host Kevin Spacey kept the show moving at a brisk pace, and offered a self-deprecating poke at being the last choice for the evening’s MC. Mr. It earned Christopher Ashley the Tony for best direction of a musical. He also played with speculation about his sexual orientation as he sang the Andrew Lloyd Webber song “As If We Never Said Goodbye” from “Sunset Boulevard”.