The winner of the Tony award for Best Leading Actor in a Play” is Frank Langella for “The Father.”

Nominees included:

  • Gabriel Byrne for “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”
  • Jeff Daniels for “Blackbird”
  • Frank Langella for “The Father” (winner)
  • Tim Pigott-Smith for “King Charles III”
  • Mark Strong for “Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge”

Sending his thoughts out to the victims of the Orlando shooting in his acceptance speech, he says everyone in the room is there to support and strengthen, quoting, “When something bad happens you have three choices. You can let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.”

Previous winners in this category have included Bryan Cranston for “All the Way,” James Corden for “One Man, Two Guvnors” and Ralph Fiennes form “Hamlet.”