Kevin Spacey Shines As Tony Awards Host And Toys With In/Out Closet Humor

Actor Kevin Spacey has never said he was gay or straight, and rumors have been dogging the Academy Award winner for some 30 years now. At last night’s 71st annual Tony Awards show in New York City, the star played host and gave quite a peppy monologue, and yes, he teased the audience about his sexuality.

 

Dressed as Norma Desmond with a striking turban and long flowing robe from iconic Sunset Boulevard, Spacey began singing, “I’m coming out.” Then he added “Wait, no, wait.” The audience burst out laughing. The monologue is all over YouTube, just in case you missed the show’s opening.

 

It was a fun-filled, energetic 11-minute monologue with several costume changes as Spacey, 57, sang and tap-danced. Even Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal came on and provided some laughs along with the famous Rockettes.

 

The evening was an amazing one, and here are some of the top Tony Award winners for 2017 listed below. If you want to see the full list, click here.

 

Best Musical – Dear Evan Hansen

 

Best Play – Oslo by J.T. Rogers

 

Best Revival of a Musical – Hello, Dolly!

 

Best Revival of a Play – August Wilson’s Jitney

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical – Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical – Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play – Kevin Kline, Present Laughter

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play – Laurie Metcalf, A Doll’s House, Part 2

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical – Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly!

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical – Rachel Bay Jones, Dear Evan Hansen

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play – Michael Aronov, Oslo

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play – Cynthia Nixon, Lillian Helman’s The Little Foxes

 

Best Score – Dear Evan Hansen, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

 

Best Book of a Musical – Dear Evan Hansen, Steven Levenson