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Watch Bette Midler Refuse to Leave the Stage at the Tony Awards

Watch Bette Midler Refuse to Leave the Stage at the Tony Awards

Rachel Bay Jones won her first Tony for her work in the musical, capping a long career onstage with plenty of zigs and zags.

Actors Cynthia Nixon, Kevin Kline and Laurie Metcalf all won Tonys for performances in plays.

Unlike previous year, when "Hamilton" dominated the show and won 11 Tonys, the wealth was spread out this time.

Stephen Colbert makes jokes at President Donald Trump's expense on The Late Show daily, but last night he took some of his showstopping zingers straight to the Broadway stage.

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But even a Broadway diva has to send her gratitude to those who came before her. Midler ended her speech by giving her thanks to the Broadway divas across history-including original Hello Dolly stars Carole Channing and Pearl Bailey.

"Hello, Dolly!" won four Tonys, including best musical revival.

The big victor was a show about outsiders - "Dear Evan Hansen", which featured a lonely 17-year-old who gets caught in a web of lies.

The late-night host wasn't done yet.

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Michael Aronov was a surprise victor in the featured actor category for his kinetic performance as an Israeli negotiator in "Oslo", a behind-the-scenes look at the 1993 Middle East peace accords. The top play nominees are "A Doll's House, Part 2", with eight, and "Oslo" with seven. He went on to do impersonations of former President Bill Clinton and Johnny Carson. For those of you who aren't theater nerds, I'll explain a bit about what an opening number is meant to do.

Josh Groban and the cast of "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" perform at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in NY. Spacey talked about the show's accountants and said: "You guys do not have to worry about them tonight, at all", he said.

The boisterous "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812", which had 12 nominations, ended up winning just two technical awards, for best set and lighting. No person of color won an acting award, though some of the acting categories featured a diverse list of nominees.

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    Also, the Best Play award went to " Oslo ". "I'm coming out", he sang in a black and gold dress, before adding: "Wait, no, wait". Hello, Dolly! also took home Best Revival of a Musical , and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical .