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70th Annual Tony Awards: Winners and highlights

"Hamilton" shone brightly at the 70th annual Tony Awards.

70th Annual Tony Awards: Winners and highlights

The organizers of Tony Awards dedicated the show to the victims of the nightclub shootings in Orlando, Fla.

"Hamilton" won best musical. "The Humans" won best play. "A View From the Bridge" won best revival of a play. "The Color Purple" won best revival of a musical.

"Hamilton" won 11 awards overall. Frank Langella won for best actor in a play and Jessica Lange won for best actress. Leslie Odom Jr. won for best actor in a musical and Cynthia Erivo for best actress.

In a ceremony marked by somber notes, a quick send-up of Hillary Clinton, portrayed by Glenn Close, liven up the mood. Her appearance comes days after Meryl Streep impersonated Donald J. Trump in a performance in Central Park.

"I promised myself I wouldn't cry because my makeup artist would be so mad at me," says Cynthia Erivo.

The Tony for best play goes to "The Humans." Stephen Karam delivered a superb speech, which was not surprising. It was however gratifying to see a play with no stars and no obvious selling points winning the prestigious award.

James Corden hands the microphone to his father and asks him how he thinks the Tonys are going. "It's great, mate, but it's going on a bit, isn't it?"

The Tony for best revival of a play goes to "A View From the Bridge."