Watch Bette Midler Outlast Play-Off Music With Tonys Acceptance Speech: 'Shut That Crap Off!'

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Bette Midler presents the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play at the 71st annual Tony Awards on June 11, 2017 in New York City. 

While accepting her Tony for best lead actress in a musical, the always loquacious Bette Midler had a lot to say -- and made sure all of it was heard.

During her lengthy speech, the play-off music started to swell as a sign to wrap it up, though Midler wasn't done just yet and instructed: "Shut that crap off!" She went on to praise the musical in which she starred, Hello, Dolly! and said, "This play has the ability to lift your spirits in these terrible, terrible times." 

Hello, Dolly! won four awards in all, including best revival of a musical.

Tony Awards 2017