Tony Shalhoub Leads Winners At The 2018 Tony Awards

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Tina Fey takes bows with the cast of"Mean Girls. Noam Galai Getty Images

Fresh off its big win at the 2018 Tony Awards, The Band's Visit will welcome a familiar face to its cast.

CBS's Sunday telecast of the 72nd annual Tony Awards scored an audience of 6.3 million viewers, a 4.5 percent rise over previous year, according to Nielsen data.

Ari'el Stachel accepts the award for featured Actor in a musical for "The Band's Visit" at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in NY.

Ari'el Stachel, accepting for his featured performance in The Band's Visit, fought back tears explaining that he hid his Middle Eastern identity following September 11, encouraging people to embrace who they are: "Your biggest obstacle may be your greatest goal".

"Once on this Island", which opened to rave reviews in December, took home the Best Revival of a Musical award.

The Hacksaw Ridge star, 34, dedicated the win to the LGBTQ community and said the play was a rejection of bigotry, shame and oppression.

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Donning a stylish black bow-tie with a fitted whited collar, Sparky, the goat made heads turned, and if we may say so he looked nothing but dapper! Then came Robert De Niro, who arrived to present the most anticipated moment of the night - a performance by Bruce Springsteen - and began by launching an expletive at the president, pumping his arms for emphasis.

Kushner took the stage and pointed out there were 21 weeks until the midterm elections in the United States: "Twenty-one weeks to save our democracy, to heal our country and to heal our planet". Tatiana Maslany gave Nathan Lane the honor for best execution by a performer in an included part in a play.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas' Melody Herzfeld accepts the Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre Education.

The 72nd ceremony, held at Radio City Musical Hall in NY, began on a comedic note with hosts Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban performing a light-hearted medley.

Jackson, 82, returning to Broadway after 30 years and a lengthy term as a British politician, was named best actress for her tour de force performance in Edward Albee's Three Tall Women.

Sadly, Mean Girls now has the dubious distinction of faring the most poorly in Tony Awards history, alongside The Scottsboro Boys in 2011, which was also shut out despite 12 nominations.

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