With Tony for 'The Band's Visit,' Ari'el Stachel Embraces His Roots

With Tony for 'The Band's Visit,' Ari'el Stachel Embraces His Roots

With Tony for 'The Band's Visit,' Ari'el Stachel Embraces His Roots

Ari'el Stachel, the California-born son of an Israeli-Yemeni father and an Ashkenazi mother from NY, won the award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance as a romantic Egyptian trumpeter in the musical.

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber was honored with a lifetime achievement award.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child picked up six awards in a successful night for British theatre at the 72nd Tony Awards. It is a spirit that says no to bigotry, no to shame, no to exclusion. In the coming months, Sasson Gabai, the veteran Israeli actor who portrayed the lead role of Tawfiq in the film, will be taking on the role on Broadway as well.

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Fresh off its big win at the 2018 Tony Awards, The Band's Visit will welcome a familiar face to its cast.

Metcalf's award marked the second consecutive Tony for the actress, who a year ago won for best lead actress in a play for her performance in "A Doll's House, Part 2".

Tony Shalhoub, the former star of "Monk" and a founding member of Cambridge's American Repertory Theater, won for best leading actor in a musical, and his costar in "The Band's Visit", Katrina Lenk, won for best actress.

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"Next to the passing of my dear parents, the birth of my sons and the reunifying of my theater students on February 14, there has never been a more defining moment in my life", Herzfeld said Sunday. The saga of AIDS in Reagan-era America is seen winning Tonys for stars Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane, who plays closeted conservative lawyer Cohn, and taking the Tony for best play revival.

Bruce Springsteen got a special Tony Award in recognition of his ecstatically reviewed show, "Springsteen on Broadway", during which he sings stripped-down versions of some of his best-known songs and tells stories from his memoir.

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One of the unsung heroes of SpongeBob SquarePants' success on Broadway is the show's foley artist Mike Dobson. He's a graduate of New York University's Tish drama department. This production transforms the reality of a tropical village devastated by a storm into a fantastical world alive with hope and the set includes a sand-filled beach, water, chickens and of course goats.

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