Daniel Radcliffe shared an emotional embrace with Jonathan Groff as the two stars both won Tonys for their roles on Broadway’s Merrily We Roll Along.

During last night’s (June 16) handout of the prestigious awards, which honour the best of New York theatre, Groff won Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his part in the Stephen Sondheim musical.

As he walked up, however, he was seen emotionally embracing Radcliffe, and got tearful onstage as he thanked his co-star, as well as fellow actor Lindsay Mendez.

“Daniel Radcliffe and Lindsay Mendez, you are more than old friends,” he said as his voice trembled. “You are soulmates, and I am looking forward to watching each other change for the rest of our lives.”

Radcliffe was named the winner of Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical during the ceremony, and Groff was seen in tears as the Harry Potter star made his acceptance speech.

“Jonathan, Lindsay, I will miss you so much,” Radcliffe said. “I don’t really have to act in this show, I just have to look at you and feel everything that I want to feel. I will never have it this good again. Thank you.”

Later on in the speech, the actor paid tribute to his partner Erin Darke and their son, saying: “My love, Erin, you and our son are the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Thank you so much.”

Meanwhile, last month Radcliffe – who first rose to fame playing Harry Potter – revealed that he doesn’t want to make a cameo in the upcoming HBO TV adaptation of the J.K. Rowling books.

“I don’t think so. I don’t know if it would work to have us do anything in it,” he told E!.

In other news, Radcliffe recently revealed that he tends to avoid watching heavy dramas on TV, the actor instead preferring lighter shows.

“Honestly, I watch cartoons, and I watch reality TV,” he told CBR. “I’ve never seen Breaking Bad. I’ve never watched The Sopranos, or The Wire. All the sort-of, heavy hour-long stuff. Just, I can’t.

“I think it does probably in part stem from growing up on The Simpsons in the way I think so many people of our generation [did as] kids.”

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