Here are the heartwarming LGBTQ moments from the Tony Awards

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"Frozen" was nominated for Best Musical, while Jennifer Lee was nominated for Best Book of a Musical, and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez were nominated for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre.

"It is a spirit that says no to oppression", he continued.

"I was told to change my last name from Mendez to Matthews or I wouldn't work and I just want to say how proud I am to be part of a community that celebrates diversity and individuality and to all of you artists out there, be your true self and the world will take note", Lindsay Mendez said.

Angels in America won three Tonys, far less by comparison, but it was second only to Harry Potter in the realm of plays. Glenda Jackson, 82, won best actress in a play for her fiery portrayal of an elderly woman in "Three Tall Women", and her co-star, Laurie Metcalf, won featured actress.

LIndsay Mendez, who won the Tony for best featured actresses in a musical for Carousel, said in her acceptance speech, "When I moved to NY, I was told to change my last name from Mendez to Matthews or I wouldn't work".

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Nathan Lane, "Angels in America".

But the most unforgettable words came from two-time Oscar victor Robert De Niro while introducing a performance by Bruce Springsteen. Many in the audience stood and cheered, while TV censors quickly bleeped out the offending words. Its major award was Best Revival, meaning that Tony Kushner got to speak, both urging voters to heal our democracy, and wishing a happy birthday to Judy Garland.

Angels in America - a two-part play which lasts nearly eight hours - was first shown in 1991, but Andrew told Newsbeat previous year that the play's message is still relevant.

Best Revival of a Musical: "Once on This Island".

Members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School sang "Seasons of Love" from the musical "Rent".

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