Tonys: 'Aladdin's' Genie Performs '(You Ain't Never Had a) Friend Like Me' (Video)
James Monroe Iglehart, who plays the role originated by Robin Williams in the 1992 film, is nominated for a Tony.
James Monroe Iglehart entertained the Tony Awards audience Sunday night with a rendition of "(You Ain't Never Had a) Friend Like Me" from the nominated musical Aladdin.
The production is an adaptation of Disney's 1992 animated film. Iglehart plays the role of the Genie, originated by Robin Williams in the movie. He won the Tony for best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musical.
The show also is nominated for best musical as well as best choreography, best book and best original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theater.
The Hugh Jackman-hosted Tony Awards are airing live on CBS from New York's Radio City Music Hall.