Bette, Hello Dolly win at the Tony’s

Bette was  awarded the Tony for Best Lead Actress in a Musical  for her performance in Hello Dolly! Gavin Creel was also recognized as Best Featured Actor in a Musical, and Dolly won for Best Revival of a Musical.

Bette summed it up this way: “I just want to say that revival is an interesting word. It means that something is near death and it’s been brought back to life. Hello, Dolly! never really went away. It has been here all along. It’s in our DNA. It’s optimism, it’s democracy, it’s color, it’s love of life. It’s hilarity. This is a classic. Come and see it. It’s not just me! This has the ability to life your spirits in these terrible, terrible times.”

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Bette Midler attends the 2017 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
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