Jonathan Groff gives emotional speech after winning first Tony Award, and more news

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Jonathan Groff Tony Awards 2024
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Jonathan Groff has won his first Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for “Merrily We Roll Along.”

Groff played Franklin Shepard alongside Lindsay Mendez and Daniel Radcliffe, who also won their first Tony Award at the 77th Annual Tony Awards. Groff was also in tears when Radcliffe thanked him in his speech.

Groff’s Merrily We Roll Along was his third nomination. He was previously nominated for his roles as King George the III in Hamilton and Melchior Gabor in Spring Awakening.

In a teary-eyed speech, Groff said the Tony Awards have always meant a lot to him, and he used to tape it on VHS when he was a child, “All I wanted was to be a part of this community,” after growing up in a conservative town in Pennsylvania. Groff paused to call out his parents who were also in attendance and thanked them, “My family knew the life-saving power of fanning the flame of a young person’s passion without judgment…I walk through life with an open heart because you let me know that I could,” Groff added about the support he’s received from his parents.

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Tom Daley celebrates.



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