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The 33rd Annual Tony Awards was broadcast by CBS television on June 3, 1979, from the Shubert Theatre in New York City.[1] The hosts were Jane Alexander, Henry Fonda and Liv Ullmann.

33rd Tony Awards
DateJune 3, 1979
LocationShubert Theatre
New York City, New York
Hosted byJane Alexander
Henry Fonda
Liv Ullmann
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS

Contents

The ceremonyEdit

The presenters were Tom Bosley, Barry Bostwick, Ellen Burstyn, Georgia Engel, Jane Fonda, Celeste Holm, John Houseman, Barnard Hughes, Angela Lansbury, Ron Leibman, Jack Lemmon, Hal Linden, Jean Marsh, Al Pacino, and Dick Van Dyke.

The theme of the ceremony was theatrical superstitions, and various other showbusiness beliefs.

Henry Fonda received a Special Award, which was presented by his daughter Jane Fonda. Walter Cronkite presented Richard Rodgers with his Special Award.[1]

Musicals represented:

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are in bold

Best Play Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
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 Direction of a Play Best Direction of a Musical
Best Choreography Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design Best Lighting Design

Special awardsEdit

  • Lawrence Langner Memorial Award for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in the American Theatre - Richard Rodgers
  • Regional Theatre Award - American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, California
  • Henry Fonda
  • Walter F. Diehl, International President of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Operators, has been an active force in advancing the well-being of the Broadway theatre and of theatre nationally.
  • Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theatre Center, Waterford, Connecticut

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Thomas, Robert Jr.The New York Times, "Tonys for Elephant, Sweeney Todd", June 4, 1979, p.C47

External linksEdit