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The 12th Annual Tony Awards took place at the Waldorf-Astoria Grand Ballroom on April 13, 1958. Bud Collyer was the Master of Ceremonies. For the second year the program was not telecast, due to a strike against WCBS-TV.[1][2]

12th Tony Awards
DateApril 13, 1958
New York City
Hosted byBud Collyer
Television/radio coverage

The ceremonyEdit

Presenters: Sydney Chaplin, Greer Garson, Judy Holliday, Celeste Holm, Nancy Kelly, Mary Martin, Elsa Maxwell, Laurence Olivier, Tyrone Power, Martha Scott, Phil Silvers, Walter Slezak. Performers were Mindy Carson and Bill Hayes. Music was by Meyer Davis and his Orchestra.[2]

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are in bold


Outstanding Play
Outstanding Musical


Distinguished Dramatic Actor
Distinguished Dramatic Actress
Distinguished Musical Actor
Distinguished Musical Actress
Distinguished Supporting or Featured Dramatic Actor
Distinguished Supporting or Featured Dramatic Actress
Distinguished Supporting or Featured Musical Actor
Distinguished Supporting or Featured Musical Actress


Outstanding Director
Outstanding Choreographer
Scenic Designer

Costume Designer

Conductor and Musical Director
Stage Technician

Special awardsEdit

  • New York Shakespeare Festival, for presenting free performances in Central Park and the Hecksher Theater
  • Mrs. Louise Beck, for fifteen years of untiring dedication to the American Theatre Wing, which she served as treasurer, secretary and chairman of the board of directors. (Presented by Elaine Perry, daughter of Antoinette Perry.)
  • Circle in the Square, Phoenix Theatre, Esther Hawley


  1. ^ Zolotow, Sam. The New York Times, "The Music Man Wins Five of 18 Tony Awards", April 14, 1958, p.21
  2. ^ a b "Ceremonies 1958", accessed May 28, 2016

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