After gasps, the audience erupted into applause and gave De Niro a standing ovation.
And the more level-headed commenters pointed out the ultimate hollowness of De Niro's habitual statement. "Boy, do we need that now!"
Not everyone was a fan of De Niro's choice words.
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The Band's Visit is based on Eran Kolirin's 2007 film about an Egyptian police band that arrives in Israel to play a concert. Its embrace of foreign cultures working together found a sweet spot with Tony voters.
More than 37 million people are now living with HIV/Aids - a disease which attacks the immune system - according to the World Health Organisation. Stachel triumphed in the Best Featured Actor in a Musical category for his performance as Haled in The Band's Visit.
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Perhaps Ari'el Stachel - victor of Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for The Band's Visit - said it best: "I want any kid who's watching to know your biggest obstacle may turn into your objective".
Mr. Kushner told viewers they have "21 weeks to save our democracy and heal our planet".
"So I dedicate this award to the countless LGBTQ who have fought and died to protect that spirit", he said. "So let's just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked". A revival of "Angels in America" has 11 and the two-part play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has 10. Garfield said as he accepted his first Tony award. But later, students in her drama department surprised the audience by appearing onstage to sing "Seasons of Love" from the musical "Rent".
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.
"Thanks for making me so welcome on your block", Springsteen said, accepting his award for his phenomenally successful solo show. "The boss", said Joel, noting Springsteen's hundreds of sold-out performances, "is working hard".
The Tonys, hosted by singer-songriter-actors Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles, capped another record year on Broadway with $1.7 billion in box office receipts, despite the smallest number of new productions in 20 years.