Best Performances From The 2017 Tony Awards

Another memorable speech came from the night's other big musical star, Bette Midler, winning best actress (her first competitive Tony) for her lauded turn in "Hello, Dolly!".

"Dear Evan Hansen" star Ben Platt, 23, is the youngest sole victor for Best Actor (Musical); teens David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, & Kiril Kulish shared in the award for "Billy Elliot" in 2009. Meanwhile, Ben Platt landed Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role while Rachel Bay Jones won Best Performance By An Actress In A Featured Role. The musical won four Tonys, including best musical revivla and Bette Midler taking home her first statuette as best actress in a musical. Andy Blankenbuehler took home yet another Tony for Best Choreography after the cast of Bandstand showed everyone exactly why he deserved it (and, of course, the award was announced during a commercial break).

After the Tony nominations in May, the smart money must have been on "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812", which had snapped up a leading 12 nods and looked strong in every category.

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No clear favorite this year meant more excitement, and the race for the top prize of "Best Musical" was too close to call going at last night's Tony Awards.

"Dear Evan Hansen" was the big victor of the Tony Awards Sunday and a Syracuse University alumna got to accept a top award.

Kevin Spacey's marathon sprint through the Broadway season in an 11-minute opening number. She received a special Tony award in 1974.

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It seems Bette Midler owns the stage in Hello, Dolly! - and also at the Tony Awards!

House Of Cards actor, Kevin Spacey, did an exceptional job at making the crowd laugh, bringing down the house as host with a few impersonations, including one of Bill Clinton aimed at wife Hillary. The play also won for best musical revival.

Oslo, a crackling drama about the little-known backstory behind the 1993 Middle East peace talks, won the hard-fought competition for the best new play, reported New York Times.

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"I just want to say ... oh, shut that crap off!" Midler wasn't the only household name to win; Kevin Kline, Cynthia Nixon and Laurie Metcalfe were recognized. "I'm at death's door so I wasn't really keen to put these dancing shoes on again but he made it sound as though I had missed something in life and I would be a changed person from this experience and indeed I have been", she told reporters.

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