Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

De Niro drops Trump F-bomb onstage at Tony Awards

De Niro drops Trump F-bomb onstage at Tony Awards

Veteran actress Chita Rivera and British musical impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber received lifetime achievement awards, while actor, writer and comedian John Leguizamo was given a special Tony for his one-man show, "Latin History for Morons".

De Niro has been an outspoken critic of Trump, even saying in May he barred the president from visiting any locations of his swanky restaurant, Nobu. "Boy, do we need that now!"

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While introducing a performance by Bruce Springsteen, for instance, presenter Robert De Niro said "f**k Trump" twice sending CBS censors scrambling to bleep his off-colour remarks.

Two past Tony Awards nominees will be your hosts: Sara Bareilles ("Waitress") and Josh Groban ("Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812").

The bill for the evening includes performances from the casts of the 2018 Tony Award-nominated shows The Band's Visit, Carousel, Frozen, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady, Once on This Island, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

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Second Best Triple Crown: Glenda Jackson was an actress and quit her day job to be a member of Parliament and then returned to Broadway in Edward Albee's Three Tall Women, for which she won the Tony Award.

Andrew Garfield, won the Best Leading Actor In A Play, for his character Prior Walter, the AIDS-stricken prophet at the centre of Angels in America. She accepted in tears, recounting that when she moved to NY, she was told to change her last name to Matthews or she wouldnt work.

The British-American won best actor for his role in Angels in America, which explores the Aids crisis in the USA during the 1980s. But later, students in her drama department surprised the audience by appearing onstage to sing "Seasons of Love" from the musical "Rent".

The legendary actor and LGBT activist, who has previously opened up about his gay father, sparked a standing ovation with just eight words - and one particularly stunning phrase.

Another year, another unforgettable Tony Awards-and the 72nd annual ceremony had plenty of notable moments, from the impactful, to the hilarious, to the downright iconic.

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