NEW YORK (CBSLA.com) — The 2017 Tony Awards aired on CBS Sunday evening.
“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812” leads the field with 12 nominations, recently revived “Hello, Dolly!” came in second with 10.
Host Kevin Spacey worked overtime including imitations of Johnny Carson and President Bill Clinton. He closed the show with a musical duet with legend Patti LuPone.
The “In Memoriam” segment sung by a soulful group led by where-has-he-been Justin Guarini, the runner up to Kelly Clarkson on the first season of “American Idol.” Very stirring.
And Bette Midler seemed to thank everyone she’s ever met. She refused to be drowned out by the orchestra.
In addition to the Divine Miss M, here’s a list of the nominees in the major categories. The winners in bold.
A Doll’s House, Part 2
Come From Away
Groundhog Day The Musical
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812
Dear Evan Hansen
Best Revival Of A Play:
August Wilson’s Jitney
Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
Six Degrees of Separation
Best Revival Of A Musical:
Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role In A Play:
Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role In A Play:
Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role In A Musical:
David Hyde Pierce
Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role In A Musical:
Best Performance By An Actor In A Featured Role In A Play:
John Douglas Thompson
Best Performance By An Actress In A Featured Role In A Play:
Best Performance By An Actor In A Featured Role In A Musical:
Best Performance By An Actress In A Featured Role In A Musical:
Mary Beth Peil
Rachel Bay Jones
Stephanie J. Block
Best Direction Of A Play:
Best Direction Of A Musical:
For a complete list of winners, go to Tony Awards.com.