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

Dear Evan Hansen, a show that centres on a lonely teenager who fabricates a former friendship with a classmate who killed himself, won best musical as well as best musical actor with Ben Platt and Rachel Bay Jones, who scooped best actress in a featured role.

Veteran Bette Midler won her second Tony with best actress in a musical for her role in Hello, Dolly!, which won four prizes.

Gavin Creel has won his first Tony Award in Bette Midler's big return to Broadway, the revival of Jerry Herman's "Hello, Dolly!". Kevin's featured Dear Evan Hansen to start and went into such musicals as Groundhog Day and Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Musicals "Dear Evan Hansen" and "Hello, Dolly!' took home six and four awards respectively - not quite the takeover as 'Hamilton" but impressive nonetheless.

Tonys host Kevin Spacey kicked off the telecast with a comedic medley of the best musical nominees - including Canadian show "Come From Away".

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Everyone from fans to fellow Broadway stars and critics have hailed Dear Evan Hansen for giving teen issues like suicide, anxiety and bullying a voice.

Nixon was named best featured actress in a play for a revival of Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes", about a greedy southern family's underhanded business practices.

Those who tune in Sunday will get to see Spacey do impersonations of Bill Clinton, Jack Lemmon and Johnny Carson. There are people being born, people dying.

On top of these, Ben Platt's musical was also awarded Best Original Score Written for the Theatre and Best Orchestrations during the annual ceremony that aims to recognize individuals and works from the Broadway community.

Kline won the lead actor Tony for his turn as an egocentric actor in Noel Coward's Present Laughter.

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This is Ashley's first Tony win following previous nominations for "Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "Memphis". "I'm so privileged, I'm so honored", said Midler in her acceptance speech, as quoted by People.

- Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Laurie Metcalf, "A Doll's House, Part 2".

DON'T MESS WITH BETTE: It takes real bravado to even attempt to shoo off Bette Midler when she's winning her first competitive Tony.

"There's no doubt Hillary's better at creating fake email accounts than you", he said to Platt and added, "I'm going to get in trouble when I get home". 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.

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