Published Jun 11, 2018 at 1:32 AM | Updated at 7:40 AM CDT on Jun 11, 2018
"The Band's Visit" came away with the top prize for best new musical at Sunday's 72nd annual Tony Awards held at Radio City Music Hall. The play, based on a 2007 Israeli film about members of an Egyptian police orchestra booked to play a concert who end up in the wrong town, won nine other awards, including best direction and orchestration.
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" followed up, earning six awards including best play, lighting and director for John Tiffany.
Meanwhile, Marjory Stoneman Douglas drama teacher Melody Herzfeld, who is credited with saving 65 students during the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida, was honored onstage. Student members of the drama department later performed "Seasons of Love" from the hit musical "Rent."