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Tony Awards 2017: Bette Midler, ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ and ‘Oslo’ Win Big

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Dear Evan Hansen, Oslo and Hello, Dolly! are among the big winners from the 2017 Tony Awards ceremony. Kevin Spacey hosted the evening.

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One of the night’s highlights was when Bette Midler won her first competitive Tony Award for her portrayal of Dolly Levi in the revival of Hello, Dolly!

“I’m so privileged, I’m so honored,” the legendary performer said in her speech. “I hope I don’t cry. Thank you to the Tony voters, many of whom I’ve actually dated… I’m so grateful for the outpouring of love and affection — I can’t remember the last time I had so much smoke blown up my a–, but there’s no more room.”

The orchestra tried to play Midler off the stage to no avail. After they gave up, she continued, “This thing [Hello, Dolly!] has the ability to lift your spirits in these terrible, terrible times. Come and see it.”

Here’s the complete list of winners for the Tony Awards 2017:

Best musical: Dear Evan Hansen

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Best play: Oslo

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Best revival of a play: August Wilson’s Jitney

Best revival of a musical: Hello, Dolly!

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Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical: Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical: Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play: Kevin Kline, Present Laughter

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play: Laurie Metcalf, A Doll’s House, Part 2

Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a play: Michael Aronov, Oslo

Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a play: Cynthia Nixon, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes

Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musical: Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly!

Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical: Rachel Bay Jones, Dear Evan Hansen

Best book of a musical: Dear Evan Hansen, Steven Levenson

Best original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theater: Dear Evan Hansen, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Best scenic design of a play: Nigel Hook, The Play That Goes Wrong

Best scenic design of a musical: Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Best costume design of a play: Jane Greenwood, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes

Best costume design of a musical: Santo Loquasto, Hello, Dolly!

Best lighting design of a play: Christopher Akerlind, Indecent

Best lighting design of a musical: Bradley King, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Best direction of a play: Rebecca Taichman, Indecent

Best direction of a musical: Christopher Ashley, Come From Away

Best choreography: Andy Blankenbuehler, Bandstand

Best orchestrations: Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen

Special Tony Award for lifetime achievement in the theatre: James Earl Jones

Special Tony Award: Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin, sound designers for The Encounter

Regional theatre Tony Award: Dallas Theater Center in Dallas, Texas

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award: Baayork Lee

Tony honors for excellence in theater: Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser

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