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Michael Cera and wife Nadine

Angels playwright Tony Kushner also took the stage when the play was given the Tony for best revival.

Director David Cromer was also honoured for his work on the play, and used his time to send a message to people suffering from depression.

The expletive was bleeped by the CBS network for the millions of television watchers at home. All three performers had moving speeches-Stachel talked about his former denial of his Middle Eastern heritage and the power of the musical's diversity ("I am part of a cast of actors who thought we'd never get to play our own races", he said).

Garfield, who in "Angels in America" plays Prior Walter, a gay man coping with AIDS and abandonment by his boyfriend, dedicated his award to "the countless LGBTQ people who have fought and died for the right to live and love" as they choose.

Mendez's win for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel also follows one for Audra McDonald (then Audra Ann McDonald) in the same category in 1994-McDonald's first win of a now six career Tonys.

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Other winners included Carousel (best choreography and best featured actress in a musical - Lindsay Mendez).

"Angels in America" is "for anyone who has felt like they don't belong, who have felt ostracized by their culture, who have been told or indoctrinated by religion or by a society that somehow they were created wrong", Garfield adds.

Some of the presenters were even less coy about their politics: Introducing a rambling musical monologue by Bruce Springsteen, Robert De Niro simply remarked, "F*ck Trump", leading to a standing ovation as the audio was cut off for several seconds. Whether because of the many speeches about embracing that what make you different might make you great, or the earnest energy of Groban and Bareilles, or the lyrics of the closing number ("To all Tony dreamers at home, keep on with the show"), it gave a heartfelt veneer to the conclusion of a season that's been critiqued for not being up to par creatively. This telecast may not turn out to be a ratings bonanza, but it spoke loud and clear to the people who need to hear it: There's a place for you. "We all want the same thing".

De Niro, a noted liberal, has been increasingly critical of Trump, a Republican, at smaller showbusiness events, but none have the high profile and audience of the Tony Awards. "To all of you artists out there, just be your true self and the world will take note". Spacey's ceremony last year drew 6 million viewers, which represented a drop of approximately 31 percent in total viewers from the previous year.

The show is a sort of victory lap for a Broadway season that saw grosses hit another record high by pulling in $1.7 billion - up 17.1 percent over last season's $1.45 billion.

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