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The 13th Annual Tony Awards took place at the Waldorf-Astoria Grand Ballroom on April 12, 1959, and was broadcast on local television station WCBS-TV in New York City. The Master of Ceremonies was Bud Collyer.[1]

13th Tony Awards
DateApril 12, 1959
LocationWaldorf-Astoria
New York City
Hosted byBud Collyer
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS

Contents

The ceremonyEdit

Presenters: Dana Andrews, Ina Balin, Ralph Bellamy, Polly Bergen, Claudette Colbert, Robert Dowling, Faye Emerson, Farley Granger, Oscar Hammerstein II, Celeste Holm, Robert Preston, and Rip Torn. Music was by Meyer Davis and his Orchestra.[1]

Winners and nomineesEdit

Source:InfoPlease[2]

Winners are in bold

Best Play Best Musical
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Best Director Best Choreography
Best Scenic Design Best Costume Design
Best Conductor and Musical Director Best Stage Technician

Special awardsEdit

  • John Gielgud, for contribution to theatre for his extraordinary insight into the writings of Shakespeare as demonstrated in his one-man play, Ages of Man.
  • Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, for a collaboration that lasted longer than Gilbert and Sullivan.
  • Cast of La Plume de Ma Tante: Pamela Austin, Colette Brosset, Roger Caccia, Yvonne Constant, Genevieve Coulombel, Robert Dhéry, Michael Kent, Jean Lefevre, Jacques Legras, Michael Modo, Pierre Olaf, Nicole Parent, Ross Parker, Henri Pennec, for contribution to the theatre.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Ceremonies 1959" tonyawards.com, accessed May 28, 2016
  2. ^ "1959 Tony Awards (Winners)" infoplease.com, accessed August 28, 2013
  3. ^ " Redhead Awards" ibdb.com, retrieved March 17, 2017

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