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Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

"Frozen" Iced Out at Tony Awards, Show Goes 0-3


Walking the red carpet at Radio City Music Hall was Martha's Vineyard chef Chris Fischer, who accompanied his wife, Amy Schumer, who was nominated for her role in "Meteor Shower".

Others mentioned their heritage and their respect for others during their airtime: Presenter John Leguizamo said, "I am a human, not an animal", referencing President Trump's racist rhetoric.

The 72 Tony Awards saw big wins for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and The Band's Visit last night on CBS, as well as a short but censored bout of swearing from Robert De Niro against Donald Trump. "Thousands upon thousands of Latin people showed up and paid unreasonable prices to see themselves reflected back and see someone like themselves talking about them to them". And I just want to say how proud I am to be a part of a community that celebrates diversity and individuality. "It just may take a bit longer".

Best Book of a Musical: "The Band's Visit". Addressing his parents in the audience, Stachel, whose father was born in Israel, confessed that "for so many years of my life I pretended I was not a Middle Eastern person". "And they're looking at me right now and I can't believe it".

"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. "May we, their descendants, never lose sight of what they taught us", he said.

Angels in America - a two-part play which lasts nearly eight hours - was first shown in 1991, but Andrew told Newsbeat previous year that the play's message is still relevant.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical did things a little differently, interrupting hosts Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles to introduce the evening's leggiest number, Squidward's "I'm Not a Loser".

Best Revival of a Musical: "Once on This Island".

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