This year's Tonys had everything: Big winners, Squidward Tentacles tap dancing, a literal tear-jerking performance by Parkland student survivors, snubs aplenty, and even a few raunchier moments that didn't make it to air (thank you, Robert De Niro).
"I'm gonna say one thing". And then after the audience burst into laughter applause, he doubled down: "It's no longer 'down with Trump.' It's 'fuck Trump!'". How dare you say that stupid stuff?
It was a triumphant night for British theatre at the Tony Awards on Sunday night, with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child picking up six awards.
Other Jewish performers included nominees Ethan Slater and Caissie Levy, and Billy Joel showed up to introduce his friend-the boss-Bruce Springsteen, performing a number from his one-man show. "I'd like to punch him in the face!"
It was a fitting highlight to a night that saw The Band's Visit, a lyrical meditation on loneliness and connection, win a near-record breaking 10 awards, including Best Musical.
De Niro is in Toronto for a groundbreaking ceremony for the Nobu restaurant and hotel, a project that the Oscar-winning actor is invested in. "The offensive language was deleted from the broadcast", CBS said in a statement to Variety.
But Fox News host Brian Kilmeade had a different take, saying that De Niro's comments were yet another reason not to watch "Meet the Parents", a 2000 film in which De Niro co-starred.