Broadway takes a bow as Tonys sealed with a kiss
Tonys host Sean Hayes opened the ceremony with a bit of political humour by welcoming "any closeted right-wing politicians watching the show in secret".
Backstage at the Tony Awards
Katie Finneran said what inspired her Tony-winning perf on "Promises, Promises," was the kudosfest. "It was watching the Tony Awards. It was really about watching it on TV, the Broadway shows."