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‘The Band’s Visit’ Tops 2018 ‘Tony Awards’

Musical Wins 10 Tonys

“The Band’s Visit,” a musical about an Egyptian police orchestra stranded for a night in Israel, swept the 2018 “Tony Awards” on CBS last night, winning 10 trophies including Best Musical. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two,” a sequel to the seven-novel series, won Best Play. Best Revival of a Play went to “Angels in America.” And, in a major upset, “Once on This Island” defeated “Carousel” and “My Fair Lady” to win best Musical Revival.

The acting prizes for a play went to Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane for “Angels in America” and Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf for “Three Tall Women.” Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lena, meanwhile, won for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical.

Of note: After Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama teacher Melody Herzfeld received the Excellence in Theatre Education Award,, the audience was treated to a surprise performance by the Stoneman Douglas drama kids themselves.

-Best Play: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”

-Best Revival of a Play: “Angels in America”

-Best Musical: “The Band’s Visit”

-Best Revival of a Musical: “Once On This Island”

-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Andrew Garfield, “Angels in America”

-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Glenda Jackson, “Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women”

-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Tony Shalhoub, “The Band’s Visit”

-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Katrina Lenk, “The Band’s Visit”

-Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Nathan Lane, “Angels in America”

-Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Laurie Metcalf, Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Women”

-Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Lindsay Mendez, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel”

-Best Direction of a Play: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”

-Best Book of a Musical: “The Band’s Visit”

-Best Direction of a Musical: “The Band’s Visit”

-Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: “The Band’s Visit”

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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