"Welcome to the 66th annual Tony Awards, or as we like to call it, 50 Shades of Gay."
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Bruce Norris of "Clybourne Park"
"I have to thank Lorraine Hansberry, who actually built the neighborhood of Clybourne Park. We just moved in and depressed the property values."
He was referring to the way his play riffs on Hansberry's 1959 drama "A Raisin in the Sun."
Actor Steve Kazee of "Once"
"My mother ... always told me before shows to stand up there and show them whose little boy you are. And I'm showing you today that I am the son of Kathy Withrow Kazee who lost the fight with cancer on Easter Sunday this year."
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Actor James Corden of "One Man, Two Guvnors"
"My girlfriend Julia gave birth to our son like five days before we started rehearsals. She's my baby momma and I can't wait to marry her. I would not be holding this if it wasn't for her. She made me say `us' instead of `I' and `we' instead of `me' and I love her."'
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Audra McDonald of "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess"
"I was a little a girl with a potbelly and afro puffs, hyperactive and overdramatic. And I found the theater and I found my home."
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Director Mike Nichols of "Death of a Salesman"
"There's not a person in this theater that doesn't know what it is to be a salesman to be out there in the blue riding on a smile and a shoeshine. As we know, a salesman has got to dream. It goes with the territory."
Producer Scott Rudin (center) of "Death of a Salesman"
"All I ever wanted to do was produce plays."
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Trey Parker (right) of "The Book of Mormon"
"Tonight, we who are the Broadway establishment, are pleased and honored to welcome this year's nominees for best musical - you, young whippersnappers, who so desperately seek to join our ranks."
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Judy Kaye of "Nice Work If You Can Get It"
"I guess chandeliers have been very, very good to me."
She was referring to her scenes in "Nice Work If You Can Get It," for which she won an award, and in "The Phantom of the Opera," which earned her a previous Tony.