7 Breathtaking Moments From the 2018 Tony Awards

7 Breathtaking Moments From the 2018 Tony Awards

In true Broadway fashion, the 2018 Tony Awards made us laugh, cry, applaud and stare in disbelief (Robert De Niro, anyone?). Here are but a few memorable moments, along with a full list of the night’s winners.

1. Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban’s opening number. Their charm, talent and self-deprecating humor kept us engaged all night, which is no small feat for awards show hosts.

2. Andrew Garfield saying “no” to oppression.

3. Lindsay Mendez owning her Latinx heritage.

4. Ar’el Stachel’s words of inspiration.

5.  Members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Drama Department showing us that a performance of “Seasons of Love” still has the power to bring tears to our eyes.

6. The director of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” leading the entire house in singing Happy Birthday to his boyfriend.

7. Bruce Springsteen’s powerful performance that almost made us forget about Robert De Niro’s jaw-dropping introduction.

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Here’s a full list of the winners of the 2018 Tony Awards:

Best Play
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”

Best Musical
“The Band’s Visit”

Best Revival of a Play
“Angels in America”

Best Revival of a Musical
“Once On This Island”

Best Book of a Musical
“The Band’s Visit,” Itamar Moses

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
“The Band’s Visit,” Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Andrew Garfield, “Angels in America”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Glenda Jackson, “Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Tony Shalhoub, “The Band’s Visit”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Katrina Lenk, “The Band’s Visit”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Nathan Lane, “Angels in America”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Laurie Metcalf, “Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Ari’el Stachel, “The Band’s Visit”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Lindsay Mendez, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel”

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Christine Jones, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
David Zinn, “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical”

Best Costume Design of a Play
Katrina Lindsay, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Catherine Zuber, “My Fair Lady”

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Neil Austin, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Tyler Micoleau, “The Band’s Visit”

Best Sound Design of a Play
Gareth Fry, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Kai Harada, “The Band’s Visit”

Best Direction of a Play
John Tiffany, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”

Best Direction of a Musical
David Cromer, “The Band’s Visit”

Best Choreography
Justin Peck, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel”

Best Orchestrations
Jamshied Sharifi, “The Band’s Visit”

Special Tony Award for lifetime achievement in the theater
Chita Rivera, Andrew Lloyd Webber

Special Tony Award
Bruce Springsteen, John Leguizamo

Regional Theater Tony Award
La MaMa E.T.C.

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award
Nick Scandalios

Tony Honors for excellence in the theater
Sara Krulwich, Bessie Nelson, Ernest Winzer Cleaners

Top Image: Courtesy of Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions. Pictured: Andrew Garfield, who won a Tony for his performance in Tony Kushner's "Angels in America."