The 64th Annual Tony Awards continued its legacy of LGBT-inclusiveness, featuring openly gay host Sean Hayes and honoring LGBT shows and actors. A nominee for his role in Promises, Promises, Sean Hayes started the night off with a bang, giving a great piano solo and as his speech began, cleverly addressing the controversial Newsweek article that claimed that LGBT actors can not convincingly play heterosexual roles. Hayes shared an extended lip lock with his co-star, Kristin Chenoweth. After the theatrical smooch, Hayes remarked, "I know what you're thinking. She's too short for me." Throughout the show, Hayes managed to comment on LGBT issues in a lighthearted manner, by later taking a comical jab at "closeted, right-wing politicians" secretly watching the Tony's and later when addressing Tony winner Scarlett Johansson's sex appeal, saying "even I'd take a crack at that." Among the highlights was a spectacular opening act by Green Day (lead by bisexual frontman Billie Joe Armstrong), a performance by Glee co-stars Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison, and a presentation for best actor in a musical by out actor Nathan Lane. Los Angeles Times and Entertainment Weekly. His kiss with co-star Kristin Chenoweth was only the beginning of his hilarious antics, which included the star dressed as everyone from little orphan Annie to Spiderman. Overall, his performance entertained and impressed the star-studded audience and theater buffs everywhere, his unrivaled talent a fitting response to Newsweek's controversial claims.