With no juggernaut like Hamilton sweeping the Tonys this year, the awards were dispersed among more productions during this year's ceremony, held June 11 at Radio City Music Hall.
Dear Evan Hansen was the night's biggest winner, with six awards. Among them were Best Musical, Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Ben Platt, and Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for Rachel Bay Jones.
Some of the night's other winners included out actress Cynthia Nixon ( for The Little Foxes ), Michael Aronov ( for Oslo ), August Wilson's Jitney and Laurie Metcalf ( for A Doll's House, Part 2 ).
However, it was Bette Midler ( who won for best actress in a musical ) who might have stolen the ceremony. Although she did not perform, her acceptance speech amused many; at one point during the four-minute-plus speech, Midler told the orchestra "Shut that crap off!" when the music started to swell.
Kevin Spacey hosted the show. Poking holes at the rumors about his sexuality, he made a few coming-out jokesbut did not officially do so.