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The 38th Annual Tony Awards were held on June 3, 1984, at the Gershwin Theatre and broadcast by CBS television. Hosts were Julie Andrews and Robert Preston.[1]

38th Tony Awards
DateJune 3, 1984
LocationGershwin Theatre, New York City, New York
Hosted byJulie Andrews and Robert Preston
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS

The ceremonyEdit

Presenters and performers:[2] Carol Channing, Marilyn Cooper, Nancy Dussault, Robert Goulet, Robert Guillaume, Dustin Hoffman, Beth Howland, Larry Kert, Michele Lee, Dorothy Loudon, Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli, Mary Tyler Moore, Anita Morris, Bernadette Peters, Anthony Quinn, Tony Randall, Tony Roberts, Chita Rivera, Leslie Uggams, Gwen Verdon, Raquel Welch

Musicals represented:[2]

There was a special salute to the songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim.[1] The Finale was a medley of Jerry Herman songs, including "Milk and Honey' and "Shalom" (Robert Goulet), "Before the Parade Passes By" (Carol Channing), "It Only Takes a Moment" (Nancy Dussault), "Hello, Dolly!" (chorus plus Channing), "If He Walked Into My Life" (Leslie Uggams) and "Mame" (Dorothy Loudon); a Mack & Mabel medley with Robert Preston ("I Won't Send Roses") and Bernadette Peters ("Time Heals Everything"); and a La Cage aux Folles segment with Gene Barry, the Cagelles, and George Hearn, ("I Am What I Am").[1] The first Brooks Atkinson Award for lifetime contribution to the theater was given to Al Hirschfeld.[3]

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners in bold

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

Special awardsEdit

  • To director Peter Brook and producer Alexander H. Cohen for La tragédie de Carmen, for outstanding achievement in musical theatre[4]
  • Peter Feller, a master craftsman who has devoted forty years to theatre stagecraft and magic
  • A Chorus Line producer Joseph Papp was presented with a special Gold Tony Award in honor of becoming Broadway's longest-running musical[4]
  • Al Hirschfeld, Brooks Atkinson Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Regional Theatre Award

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Gans, Andrew. "Diva Talk: A Backwards Glance—the 1984 Tonys PLUS Ripley, Menzel and Jones", Playbill, July 1, 2005, accessed June 1, 2016
  2. ^ a b "Ceremony, 1984" tonyawards.com, accessed June 1, 2016
  3. ^ O'Connor, John J. "The 38th Tony Awards", The New York Times, June 5, 1984, p. C17, accessed June 1, 2016
  4. ^ a b Freedman, Samuel G. " 'Real Thing' And 'La Cage' Dominate The Tony Awards", The New York Times, June 4, 1984, p.C11, accessed June 1, 2016

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