A montage of Jerry Hermans brilliant theater career ("Hello, Dolly!" "Mame," "Mack & Mable," "La Cage Aux Folles") was introduced by his friend and leading interpreter, Angela Lansbury, who attested that this musical theater dynamo really does understand the meaning of "I am what I am." Herman then came out and, in a classy speech, shared that he was born on the same street that Radio City Music Hall, the site of the Tony ceremony, is on. "Well ," he added, "here I am, 77 years later, still on 50th Street but enjoying the ultimate moment of my life."
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