Who Won the Tony Awards 2017? 'Dear Evan Hansen,' Ben Platt, Bette Midler, Kevin Kline, Cynthia Nixon and More

Kevin Spacey started the evening with a Broadway-inspired bang, singing and dancing his introduction to the 71st Annual Tony Awards. The first-time host's opening number described waiting anxiously for the call to ask him to take the helm of the evening, as he donned costumes that referenced Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen, Josh Groban in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 and others of the evening's nominees.

"There will be mornings you'll be utterly defeated by the waiting. Days when other stars get calls for offers to be host," he sang. "It's irritating. Why are they hating? Think I can't get the ratings?"

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Spacey looked around for "a mentor I need to turn me into Fred Astaire," and lamented that previous hosts—including Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris and Ricky Gervais—weren't there. But the Rockettes were there, as were Stephen Colbert, Whoopie Goldberg and Billy Crystal (via video). Colbert's advice? "If it doesn't land, throw in a jazz hand." While Spacey may not have flexed his jazz hands so much, he did bust out the tap shoes—showing he can handle just about any role.

"Even if mean tweets come crashing through... my career shattered on the ground, I'm Broadway bound," he sang. "Even if I look just like a schmuck and all the trolls on Facebook say I suck, my career shattered on the ground," he added, and then concluded, talking: "This is the 71st Annual Tony Awards. I'm Kevin Spacey. Your host is found."

No one show was as dominant in 2017 as Hamilton was last year with a record 16 nominations. This year Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 led the field going in with a dozen nominations, followed by the revival of Hello, Dolly! with 10, Dear Evan Hansen with nine, A Doll's House, Part 2 with eight and finally seven nods each for Oslo, Come From Away and Groundhog Day the Musical.

But by the end of the night, Dear Evan Hansen was the biggest winner with six awards, including the prestigious prize for best musical, followed by Hello, Dolly! with four wins.

Here's a full list of the 2017 nominations and winners:

Special Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater

James Earl Jones

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Denis Arndt, Heisenberg
Chris Cooper, A Doll's House, Part 2
Corey Hawkins, Six Degrees of Separation
**Kevin Kline, Present Laughter
Jefferson Mays, Oslo

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Cate Blanchett, The Present
Jennifer Ehle, Oslo
Sally Field, The Glass Menagerie
Laura Linney, Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes
**Laurie Metcalf, A Doll's House, Part 2

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Christian Borle, Falsettos
Josh Groban, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
David Hyde Pierce, Hello, Dolly!
Andy Karl, Groundhog Day, The Musical
**Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Denee Benton, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Christine Ebersole, War Paint
Patti Lupone, War Paint
**Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!
Eva Noblezada, Miss Saigon

Best Revival of a Play

**August Wilson's Jitney
Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes
Six Degrees of Separation
Present Laughter

Best Revival of a Musical

Falsettos
**Hello, Dolly!
Miss Saigon

Best Play

A Doll's House, Part 2
Indecent

**Oslo
Sweat

Best Musical

Come From Away
**Dear Evan Hansen
Groundhog Day The Musical
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Best Book of a Musical

David Hein & Irene Sankoff, Come From Away
Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
**Steven Levenson, Dear Evan Hansen
Danny Rubin, Groundhog Day The Musical

Best Original Score

David Hein & Irene Sankoff, Come From Away
Tim Minchin, Groundhog Day The Musical
Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
**Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Dear Evan Hansen

Best Choreography

**Andy Blankenbeuhler, Bandstand
Kelly Devine, Come From Away
Peter Darling & Ellen Kane, Groundhog Day The Musical
Denis Jones, Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical
Sam Pinkleton, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Best Orchestrations

Bill Elliott & Greg Anthony Rassen, Bandstand
Larry Hochman, Hello, Dolly!
Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
**Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen

Best Scenic Design of a Play

David Gallo, August Wilson's Jitney
**Nigel Hook, The Play That Goes Wrong
Douglas W. Schmidt, The Front Page
Michael Yeargan, Oslo

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Rob Howell, Groundhog Day The Musical
David Korins, War Paint
**Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Santo Loquasto, Hello, Dolly!

Best Costume Design of a Play

**Jane Greenwood, Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes
Susan Hilferty, Present Laughter
Toni-Leslie James, August Wilson's Jitney
David Zinn, A Doll's House, Part 2

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Linda Cho, Anastasia
**Santo Loquasto, Hello, Dolly!
Paloma Young, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Catherine Zuber, War Paint

Best Lighting Design of a Play

**Christopher Akerlind, Indecent
Jane Cox, August Wilson's Jitney
Donald Holder, Oslo
Jennifer Tipton, A Doll's House, Part 2

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Howell Binkley, Come From Away
Natasha Katz, Hello, Dolly!
**Bradley King, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Japhy Weideman, Dear Evan Hansen

Best Direction of a Play

Sam Gold, A Doll's House, Part 2
Bartlett Sher, Oslo
**Rebecca Taichman, Indecent
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, August Wilson's Jitney
Daniel Sullivan, Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes

Best Direction of a Musical

**Christopher Ashley, Come From Away
Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen
Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly!
Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Matthew Warchus, Groundhog Day The Musical

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

**Michael Aronov, Oslo
Danny Devito, Arthur Miller's The Price
Nathan Lane, The Front Page
Richard Thomas, Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes
John Douglas Thompson, August Wilson's Jitney

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Johanna Day, Sweat
Jayne Houdyshell, A Doll's House, Part 2
**Cynthia Nixon, Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes
Condola Rashad, A Doll's House, Part 2
Michelle Wilson, Sweat

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

**Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly!
Mike Faist, Dear Evan Hansen
Andrew Rannells, Falsettos
Lucas Steele, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Brandon Uranowitz, Falsettos

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Kate Baldwin, Hello, Dolly!
**Rachel Bay Jones, Dear Evan Hansen
Stephanie J. Block, Falsettos
Jenn Colella, Come From Away
Mary Beth Peil, Anastasia

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