I feel so grateful that The Tony Awards and my birthday coincide. I consider it one of my best gifts. Theater has been a part of my life since the third grade when I wrote and directed a class play … and I once played Ado Annie in Oklahoma … I feel privileged to watch this glimpse into live theater. Last night’s show was stellar. Ali Stroker won a Tony! The host, the performances, the message of love and community and kindness and respect. This is the world we are working to bring to prominence. Thanks to everyone in the theater on Broadway and in communities around the world for entertaining us and making us think.