Two of the most important awards of the evening received short shrift on the broadcast.
The great Broadway actor James Earl Jones received the Lifetime Achievement in Theatre Award at the Tony Awards tonight. Only a short clip of his speech was broadcast. Here it is in its entirety.
Kevin Moriarty, the artistic director of Dallas Theater Center, receiving the Regional Theatre Award at the 2017 Tony Awards. This award is recommended by the American Theatre Critics Association and wasn’t seen during the broadcast ceremony.