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Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Robert De Niro Gets Bleeped Saying 'F*** Trump' at 2018 Tony Awards

Robert De Niro Gets Bleeped Saying 'F*** Trump' at 2018 Tony Awards

With a bleep on live television and double fists raised in the air, Robert De Niro got the theatre crowd on its feet at the Tony Awards with a rousing political introduction of his old friend Bruce Springsteen that was focused squarely elsewhere: on President Donald Trump.

Most Talented (At Least at Cedar Shoals High School): Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Tituss Burgess hit the stage alongside his high school yearbook title and a glorious photo of his first role in the theater.

Angels In America was named best play revival on Sunday.

Notable Nominations: Leading the pool of nominations this year are Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical, each with 12 and both up for the coveted Best Musical accolade.

"Thanks for making me so welcome on your block", Springsteen said, accepting his award for his phenomenally successful solo show.

"The Band's Visit, " an intimate musical about unexpected connections in the Middle East, harvested a whopping 10 Tonys, including best musical, while "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, " at $68 million the most expensive non-musical production ever mounted on Broadway, won six awards, including best play.

Andrew dedicated his award to the LGBTQ community and referenced the case of a bakery that refused to bake a cake for a gay couple.

"The Band's Visit", for which Mr. Stachel won best featured actor at Radio City Music Hall in NY, was perhaps the flawless vehicle to deliver him to fame.

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. Check out show clips from The Band's Visit below. She explained that she had been told to change her last name "from Mendez to Matthews" or risk not being hired, but held fast and earned a Tony Award to prove them wrong.

Radio City Music Hall was awash in tears when the drama students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkland, Fla., sang "Seasons of Love" from "Rent", a show written by Jonathan Larson, who, like the kids caught up in the February massacre at the school, died far too young.

In an upset, "Once on This Island" beat out "My Fair Lady" and "Carousel" for best revival of a musical.

Glenda Jackson, whose performance in Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women" should not be missed, won the Tony for Best Actress in a Play.

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