Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Finance | By Claude Patterson

Robert De Niro yells 'F--k Trump' at Tony Awards

Robert De Niro yells 'F--k Trump' at Tony Awards

The Tony Awards show was seen by some six million Americans a year ago.

De Niro's Tony Awards appearance came just days after he spoke to high school students at the Jimmy and Rosemary Breslin Writer Awards, where he described Trump as a "congenital liar" and a "mean-spirited, soulless, amoral, abusive con-artist son of a b-h".

The Tony for best revival of a musical - a category that generated suspense - was won by the musical "Once On This Island", beating out the beefier Lincoln Center revival of "My Fair Lady" and the Broadway revival of "Carousel", which may have split the vote for classic musicals.

Best Advice: "Be your true self and the world will take note", said Lindsay Mendez accepting her award for Featured Actress in a Musical for her work in Carousel.

Robert De Niro got a standing ovation at the Tony Awards for shouting "F- Trump" from the stage to the crowd at Radio City Music Hall.

CBS confirmed that De Niro went off script in his remarks as he took the stage to introduce Bruce Springsteen's performance on the Tony telecast. David Cromer was named best director of a musical for "The Band's Visit, " and John Tiffany won for best direction of a play for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child".

An emotional high point arrived early in the ceremony when members of the drama department at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., site of a mass shooting in February, sang "Seasons of Love" from "Rent".

Co-hosts Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles kicked the show off with a self-parodying duet on piano for all the losers out there - including them.

Two of the shows going into the night with the leading number of nominations - Tina Fey's "Mean Girls" and "SpongeBob SquarePants", with 12 nods each - found the night tough.

"Your biggest obstacle", said Stachel of "The Band's Visit", addressing young artists all across the nation, "may turn out to be your objective". So, I dedicate this award to the countless LGBTQ people who have fought and died to protect that spirit.

He also praised "a cast of actors who never believed they would be able to portray their own races".

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