The tweaked lines paid homage to theater's grueling eight-times-a-week schedule: "I'll see my friends when the contract ends" and "I'm holding on for dear life/someone please check on my kids and my wife".
"I avoided so many events with them (his parents) in the past because I pretended that I was not Middle Eastern", said Stachel, whose father is of Yemeni and Israeli heritage. His role in The Band's Visit helped him change his view about his identity.
An emotional high point arrived early in the ceremony when members of the drama department at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., site of a mass shooting in February, sang "Seasons of Love" from "Rent".
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Behind the leaders, there was chaos when Williams's Canadian Lance Stroll squeezed Toro Rosso's Brendon Hartley into the wall. The day was less positive for two-time world champion Fernando Alonso , who was celebrating his 300th Formula One race.
"Your biggest obstacle", said Stachel of "The Band's Visit", addressing young artists all across the nation, "may turn out to be your goal". The CBS television audience heard dead silence instead before he raised his arms - twice - and earned a sustained standing ovation.
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" won the Tony for best play on Sunday, while "The Band's Visit" swept the musical categories with 10 wins, including the top award best musical at Broadway's annual honors for the best in theater. His admission letter to Hogwarts is undoubtedly on its way. At age 82, Jackson has returned to Broadway for the first time in more than three decades after a lengthy detour into British politics.
De Niro is one of the most respected actors in the United States with two Oscar wins for "Raging Bull" and "The Godfather: Part II". David Cromer was named best director of a musical for "The Band's Visit, " and John Tiffany won for best direction of a play for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child". When the camera cut to him, it looked like he wanted to pretend he dropped his phone and crawl under the seat in front of him.
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Saying Trudeau is "dishonest & weak", he also threatened "tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Trudeau said Canada will enforce retaliatory tariffs because of Trump's actions.
Stachel, 26, is making his Broadway debut in "The Band's Visit", which stars Tony Shalhoub ("Monk") and the rising star Katrina Lenk. The show went on to win best musical revival, beating "My Fair Lady" and "Carousel".
The audience then erupted in cheers and stood clapping.
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Word does get around, however, and the prospect of a meeting between Kim and Trump had already been on the public's radar. Even if brief, the meeting could potentially be the start of a broader dialogue between Trump and Kim.