De Niro denounces Trump, Stoneman Douglas students bring everyone to tears and 'SpongeBob SquarePants' proves it really is a musical — this year's Tonys had it all

The importance of diversity and representation was underlined repeatedly throughout the night. Lindsay Mendez, who won a featured actress Tony for “Carousel,” said: “When I moved to New York, I was told to change my name from Mendez to Matthews or I wouldn’t work … to all you artists out there, just be yourselves and the world will take note.” John Leguizamo, who won a special Tony Award for “Latin History for Morons,” told of a rocky early career in which no one could pr…
ENTERTAINMENT – Los Angeles Times

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