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Tony Awards 2017 updates: Kevin Spacey's opening is a hit; 'Dear Evan Hansen' gains momentum with multiple wins

Dear Evan Hansen, a story of love, loss and loneliness in the age of social media, was the big victor at last night's Tony Awards, picking up six awards including Best Musical.

The show opened to critical acclaim back in November 2016, and chronicles a lonely, awkward high school student, Evan Hansen (Platt) caught up in a lie that goes viral after a fellow loner, Connor Murphy (Mike Faist) commits suicide early in the school year. Having recently won the Oscar for La La Land, the songwriting team (previously nominated for A Christmas Story The Musical) picked up their first Tony Award for writing the pop-driven score to Dear Evan Hansen. The show's writer, Steven Levenson, won for best book of a musical, and Alex Lacamoire earned one for best orchestrations (after winning past year for "Hamilton.") And Rachel Bay Jones won her first Tony - featured actress - for her heartbreaking portrayal of a mother who struggles to understand and help her son, Evan, as he gets caught in a awful lie that he can not control.

Hello, Dolly! also took home Best Revival of a Musical, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical.

The show also lost out on the best lighting design of a musical award to Bradley King of "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812". Andy Blankenbuehler dedicated his award of best choreography in a musical for "Bandstand" to his grandfather, and proudly displayed his grandfather's war tags in homage.

Comedian Stephen Colbert joined Spacey on stage to riff on Groundhog Day, while former Tonys host Whoopi Goldberg was on hand to help him with his Come From Away parody.

Another production that was celebrated last night was the revival of Hello Dolly! which starred the phenomenal actress, Bette Midler.

It was clearly Evan Hansen's night. When they attempted to play her off, she told the sound crew to "turn that crap off!"

It got pretty awesome from there where Kevin Spacey did a tap number and got us ready for the show that was about to come. They have a host of other projects underway so you can expect to see (and hear) a lot more of them. "I'm not even talking about the Tony Awards". For those of you who aren't theater nerds, I'll explain a bit about what an opening number is meant to do.

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's Tony win felt like a win for theatre kids everywhere.

Midler's speech teacher, Myrna Ishimoto, took the then-14-year-old her to the first restaurant she'd ever experienced. Midler wasn't the only household name to win; Kevin Kline, Cynthia Nixon and Laurie Metcalfe were recognized.

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