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A teen angst musical taking top prize at the Tony Awards on Sunday.>> The Tony Award goes to Dear Evan Hansen.>>
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>> Dear Evan Hansen was a surprise hit of the season, wracking up six wins in total, including best musical actor for 23 year old newcomer Ben Plat
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>> And finally to all young people watching at home: don't waste any time trying to be like anybody but yourself because the things that make you strange are the things that make you powerful, thank you. Broadway veteran Bette Midler took home Best Actress of her part in a revival of Hello, Dolly, which scooped four awards.
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>> I can't remember the last time I had so much smoke blown up my ass, but there is no more room so thank you.>>
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This is the cap. This is the cherry on the cake.>> Among the other winners, Michael Aronov grabbed a surprise featured actor award for his role as an Israeli negotiator in Oslo, a behind the scenes look at the 1993 peace accords that also won the best play.
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First time Tony's host Kevin Spacey kicked off the show with his own self-aware songs referencing both the award nominees and his self-doubt compared to previous hosts Neil Patrick Harris and Hugh Jackman. Broadway's had a record-breaking season this year, partly thanks to last years Tony winner and and pop culture phenomenon Hamilton.