Robert De Niro isn’t the only one who got a standing ovation at Sunday night’s Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York, but the drama students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had to work much harder for theirs. Their drama teacher, Melody Herzfeld, was awarded the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, credited with saving dozens of lives when a fellow student at their Parkland, Florida, high school murdered 17 people with a military-style rifle on Feb. 14. A while after Herzfeld accepted her award, Glee’s Matthew Morrison took the stage to laud the entire Stoneman Douglas drama department for turning pain into art, and then some of the drama students stepped up sang about how you can measure a life:
Nearly five months after tragedy struck their school, drama students from Parkland, Florida, took to the Tony’s stage with an emotional rendition of “Seasons of Love.” https://t.co/sAwQVVlwZL pic.twitter.com/wJEEWaIACn
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 11, 2018
Here’s a bit more of the performance:
An all-time great Tonys moment — they rocked it! pic.twitter.com/RRKDgxK0r7
— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) June 11, 2018
You can watch Herzfeld’s acceptance speech below.
Source:: The Week – Lifestyle