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Andrew Garfield attends the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall

At age 82, Jackson has returned to Broadway for the first time in more than three decades after a lengthy detour into British politics. David Cromer was named best director of a musical for "The Band's Visit, " and John Tiffany won for best direction of a play for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child".

Garfield won best actor in a play for his acclaimed performance in the Angels In America revival, a monumental two-part drama about AIDS during the Reagan years.

Nathan Lane, the longtime Broadway star who played the famously caustic dramatic role of Roy Cohn in "Angels", took home a Tony for best featured actor in a play. "Mean Girls" won nothing and "SpongeBob SquarePants" got only one for best set design.

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Musical The Band's Visit, about Egyptian musicians stranded in a small Israeli town, won several early awards including best score, best director and best featured actor.

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De Niro appeared on stage at New York's Radio City Music Hall to introduce rocker and Tony Awards performer Bruce Springsteen.

"Your biggest obstacle", said Stachel of "The Band's Visit", addressing young artists all across the nation, "may turn out to be your objective".

Although most of the speakers at the Tony Awards avoided mentioning Trump by name, many sporting "Times Up" pins and highlighting left-leaning organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union.

Best Boat Quote: "All four of tonight's best musical nominees are based on movies", said Tina Fey, "But only one of these movies paid for my boat". The smart bet was that Broadway would give her a Tony for her script. She accepted in tears, recounting that when she moved to NY, she was told to change her last name to Matthews or she wouldn't work. The show went on to win best musical revival, beating "My Fair Lady" and "Carousel". To all artists out there, she said: "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.

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