Tina Fey was the celeb Parkland students were most excited to see at Tonys

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Students from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama department react after performing "Seasons of Love" at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York.

“Tina Fey!” “Tina Fey!”

Upper Darby’s Fey was the star the drama students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were most excited to see at the Tonys on Sunday, they told NBC’s Today show hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie on Monday morning, just  hours after bringing down the house with their rendition of “Seasons of Love” from Rent.

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Tina Fey in Studio 1A on the “Today” show in 2017.

Fey’s Mean Girls, nominated for a dozen Tonys, including best book of a musical, ended the night by taking home exactly none, but her presence, at least, meant something to the students from Parkland, Fla., whose school was the site of the Feb. 14 school shooting that claimed 17 lives.

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“You know, Tina Fey was listening to you when you were singing,” Kotb told the students, whose teacher, Melody Herzfeld, also was honored at the Tonys. The students then repeated part of their performance on Today.

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And here’s Sunday’s performance on CBS’s broadcast: