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Lin-Manuel Miranda Says Robin Wright's Tonys Appearance Was a Surprise to Him!

Robin Wright popped out on stage as her House of Cards character Claire Underwood at the 2017 Tony Awards on Sunday night (June 12) and no one was more surprised than presenter Lin-Manuel Miranda!

While presenting the award for Best Musical, Lin called for the envelope and host Kevin Spacey walked it out from the wings while dressed as Frank Underwood. It seems his co-stars Robin and Michael Kelly were not there at rehearsal!

“Wonder Woman’s Aunt wasn’t at the rehearsal for this bit, if you’re wondering where my chill was in this instant. #Antiope #AsYouWish,” Lin tweeted with a GIF of the moment.

Robin played the role of Antiope in the new movie Wonder Woman.

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John Legend Wins a Tony, Only Needs an Emmy for EGOT!

John Legend is just one award away from achieving the EGOT distinction, which is when you win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

The 38-year-old entertainer only needs to win an Emmy now after winning at the 2017 Tony Awards on Sunday (June 11) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

John, who was joined at the event by wife Chrissy Teigen, won the award for Best Revival of a Play for producing the show Jitney.

John has won ten Grammy Awards in the past and he won an Oscar in 2015 for Best Original Song.

Make sure to see the hilarious photos of Chrissy‘s shenanigans in the press room after John won the award!

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Ben Platt Sends Inspiring Message During Acceptance Speech at Tony Awards 2017 (Video)

Ben Platt gave one of the most inspiring speeches of the night for his Best Leading Actor in a Musical win at the 2017 Tony Awards!

The 23-year-old Dear Evan Hansen sent an inspiring message to young people while accepting his award on stage at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday night (June 11) in New York City.

WATCH NOW: See video of Ben Platt performing at the Tonys

“To all young people watching at home, don’t waste any time trying to be like anybody else because the things that make you strange are the things that make you powerful,” he said after his rapid-paced acceptance speech. Do you know anyone who can talk as fast as him under that pressure?!


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Bette Midler Outlasts Playoff Music During Tony Awards Acceptance Speech! (Video)

In one of the best moments from the 2017 Tony Awards, Best Actress in a Musical winner Bette Midler outlasted the orchestra trying to play her off stage in the middle of her acceptance speech!

Halfway into the over four-minute speech, the orchestra started playing the music to “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” which of course has the line, “let’s go on with the show.” Bette continued talking over the music and eventually said, “shut that crap off!”

Despite talking for over four minutes, Bette still forgot to thank some people.

“In all the pandemonium tonight I neglected to thank the brilliant ensemble of ‘Hello Dolly,’ whom I adore. Please forgive me kids! I’m old!” she tweeted.


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Chrissy Teigen Grabs a Camera, Joins Press Line at Tony Awards 2017!

Chrissy Teigen…photographer!?

The 31-year-old model was in attendance at the 2017 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday (June 11) in New York City to support her husband, John Legend, who was a producer on Tony nominated play Jitney. Jitney won Best Revival of a Play, and therefore, John now has a Tony Award to add to his resume!

Chrissy seemingly grabbed a photographer’s camera to snap photos of her husband while he was doing press for Jitney after the Tony win. Fun!

John now has won Grammys, an Oscar, and a Tony, meaning he’s one step away from EGOT’ing!

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Ben Platt Sings 'Waving Through A Window' at Tony Awards 2017 (Video)

Ben Platt belts out “Waving Through A Window” from Dear Evan Hansen while performing at the 2017 Tony Awards on Sunday (June 11).

The 23-year-old actor won the Best Actor in a Musical award for his amazing work in the show. The show also won Best Musical. Congrats!

Ben‘s performance at the Tony’s is so impressive considering he was on vocal rest this week on doctor’s orders.

Watch the performance below, and check out Dear Evan Hansen if you’re in the New York area.


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Backstage at Tony Awards 2017 - See 27 of the Best Photos!

We got to see a lot of the backstage at the 2017 Tony Awards thanks to Rachel Bloom’s on-camera commentary, but there was also a lot not shown and thankfully photographers were capturing all the fun moments!

After winning his first Tony, Ben Platt was greeted backstage by Tina Fey, who gave him a big hug.

Scarlett Johansson was seen meeting up with Joe Biden and his wife Jill, who presented on stage during the show while Joe beamed from the audience.

Glenn Close and Bette Midler embraced in a hug after the legendary actress won the award for Best Actress for her work in Hello Dolly.

In a hilarious moment that happened in the media room, Chrissy Teigen was seen grabbing one of the photographers’ cameras and joining the press line!

25+ pictures inside of all the backstage moments not seen on television… More Here! »

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