The stars come out at the Tony Awards

Intimate 'Evan Hansen' takes top honors at Tonys

Intimate 'Evan Hansen' takes top honors at Tonys

Kevin Spacey and the cast of Dear Evan Hansen perform at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in NY.

Other shows shined, too, including "Oslo", a three-hour meditation on diplomacy, which was named best play and had the best actor in a featured role for Michael Aronov.

In the musical categories, Ben Platt took home the award for Best Leading Actor for "Dear Evan Hansen" and Bette Midler won Best Leading Actress for her role in "Hello, Dolly!".

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who recently won Oscars for the song "City of Stars" from the movie "La La Land", added to a remarkable year by earning Tonys for best score for writing the songs for "Dear Evan Hansen".

The star's wife, Chrissy Teigen, joined him at the star-studded Tony Awards ceremony at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and she couldn't have been more excited for her husband's accomplishment. Some non-white nominees, like set designer Mimi Lien and orchestrator Alex Lacamoire, won trophies, and the cast of "Jitney" - mostly African-American - helped it win the revival Tony. Best director went to Rebecca Taichman for "Indecent".

Former "Roseanne" star Metcalf won her first Tony after several nominations, taking best actress in a play for "A Doll's House, Part 2", a lively, fast-paced sequel to the Henrik Ibsen classic.

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Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Cynthia Nixon, "Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes".

Noting one of its lines about people who "eat the Earth" and others who "watch them do it", Nixon praised present-day activists as "the people who in 2017 are refusing to just stand around and watch them do it".

Spacey peppered his routines - aided by Whoopi Goldberg and Stephen Colbert, to name a few guests - with a healthy dose of self-deprecating humor, making a storyline out of the fact that he wasn't the first choice for hosting duties.

Spacey even had fun with rumors about his sexual orientation while singing the Andrew Lloyd Webber song "As If We Never Said Goodbye" from "Sunset Boulevard". "This has the ability to lift your spirits in these awful, bad times", she said of her show. Spacey, dressed as Close, sang "I'm coming out." and then paused, tantalizingly.

At the party, nominees, celebrities and other guests wandered through the hotel's food stalls, munching on everything from filet mignon to avocado gazpacho to lobster rolls to chocolate macaroons. "And then to be representing my show and performing tonight - I just had the best time".

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