Stock is a first-time Tony nominee in the category of Best Featured Actor in a Play.
Tune is name-checked in the play by Stock's character, whose job it is to collect coats for the many stars attending the opening-night party for the show's play-within-a-play. The extreme length of Tune's coat is used for a sight gag in Terrence McNally's script.
Not in the script was Tune's unscripted appearance during curtain calls (wearing the prop coat). He congratulates Stock and reminisces about his first Tony nomination, also in a supporting role, in 1973's Seesaw. Tune recalls how his father once said he was "as queer as one of these — a two-dollar bill" —and handed Stock an actual two-dollar bill.
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Here is the NBC New York clip of the encounter.