"Tonight our joy is tinged with sorrow, but we're here to celebrate Broadway and the beauty that artistry can bring into this world," Streisand said. "The artists that write the plays, the composers and the lyricists who write the songs, and the actors who bring them to life. Art can entertain us and educate us, and in times like these, console us."
Streisand last appeared at the Tony Awards in 1970 when she was awarded with the Star of the Decade award. Last night Streisand wore a long black skirt with a high slit, a matching black jacket and a high-collared tan blouse with lacy sleeves and collar.