Elsewhere, The Band's Visit was the night's big victor, picking up 10 awards including best musical, with its two stars Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk both picking up best performance by a lead actor and actress in a musical. He was referring to last week's Supreme Court decision in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because of religious objections. "We are all sacred, and we all belong", said Garfield.
Artists behind Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two accept the award for Best Play.
The cast and producers of "The Band's Visit" pose backstage with their awards, which include the Tony for Best Musical.More news: Fallout 76 trailer reveals it is Four Times Bigger than Fallout 4
One of the most emotional moments of the evening came when students from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama department took to the stage to perform Seasons of Love from the musical, Rent.
She charmed Broadway by appearing at all the events leading up to the Tonys and by being a good sport about posing for selfies with Tony voters.
De Niro has been one of the most vocal critics of Trump, and was at his most vocal at Sunday's award show. The revival of Angels in America had 11 and the two-part play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child had 10. The cast of "Dear Evan Hansen" also will return for a performance of the song "You Will Be Found" for the In Memoriam section. Onstage guests were volunteers and staffers from three organisations that bring relief to areas impacted by natural disasters.
Angels in America - a two-part play which lasts nearly eight hours - was first shown in 1991, but Andrew told Newsbeat a year ago that the play's message is still relevant.