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“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.” _ Audra McDonald, accepting the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical for “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.”

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“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.” _ Trey Parker, co-writer of last year’s Tony-winner “The Book of Mormon,” presenting the award for best musical.

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“I guess chandeliers have been very, very good to me.” _ Judy Kaye, winner for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical for “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” and a previous winner for her performance in “The Phantom of the Opera.”