The 2018 Tony Awards were held Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The ceremony hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban included a performance by Bruce Springsteen who was also given a special Tony Award in recognition of his Springsteen On Broadway production.
Springsteen offered a solo piano rendition of “My Hometown,” which was originally recorded for the 1984 album Born In The U.S.A. and is part the storytelling-based show that opened last October at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Springsteen On Broadway was reportedly purposely withheld from competing in other Tony Award categories. Last night’s stripped-down performance injected The Boss’ memories of growing up in Freehold, New Jersey.
With last night’s honor, Springsteen followed previous special Tony Award recipients John Cameron Mitchell, Dame Edna, Lena Horne and Bette Midler. The special Tony Award joins Springsteen’s Academy Award for his song “Streets Of Philadelphia” from the 1993 film Philadelphia as well as numerous Grammy Awards. Already extended twice, Springsteen On Broadway current run is now scheduled through mid-December.
Watch The Boss at The Tonys below: