Tiffany accepting his award | Photo: YouTube/CBS
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child director John Tiffany picked up the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play last night. However, it’s not simply his win everyone is talking about.
Tiffany, a British director, mentioned it was his boyfriend, David Knock’s birthday in his acceptance speech.
Then he had the entire audience at Radio City Music Hall in New York City sing Knock Happy Birthday. It was an adorable moment and the whole theater got into it.
The sweet moment followed other moving moments for the theater and LGBTI communities and beyond.
The Parkland shooting survivors sang Seasons of Love. At another point in the show, Andrew Garfield won a Tony for his role in Angels in America. He dedicated his win and speech to the LGBTI community.
Many people loved Tiffany’s sweet and romantic gesture.
Everyone is John Tiffany’s boyfriend now. #TonyAwards
— Adam Feldman (@FeldmanAdam) June 11, 2018
Awww. The #TonyAwards for “leading a rousing ‘Happy Birthday’ audience singalong to a boyfriend” goes to John Tiffany.
— Tim Teeman (@TimTeeman) June 11, 2018
A Harry Potter sweep
Jack Thorne’s script for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was based on an original story by JK Rowling and Tiffany.
It won six Tonys last night, out of a total of 10 nominations.
Beyond Tiffany, the show won for Scenic Design, Costumes, Lighting, and Sound. At the end of the night, it also walked away with Best Play.
It’s also Tiffany’s second Tony. He won his first in 2012 for Best Direction of a Musical for Once.