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The 42nd Tony Awards ceremony was held on June 5, 1988, at the Minskoff Theatre and broadcast live on CBS, hosted by Angela Lansbury.

42nd Tony Awards
DateJune 5, 1988
LocationMinskoff Theatre, New York City, New York
Hosted byAngela Lansbury
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS

The CeremonyEdit

Musicals represented were:[1]

Plays represented were:[1]M. Butterfly, Scene with John Lithgow and BD Wong; Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Scene with Mel Winkler, Ed Hall and Delroy Lindo; A Walk in the Woods, Scene with Sam Waterston and Robert Prosky; and Speed-the-Plow, Scene with Joe Mantegna and Ron Silver.

A tribute to the late Michael Bennett was performed by Donna McKechnie of the original Chorus Line and the three original Dreamgirls, Terry Burrell, Loretta Devine and Sheryl Lee Ralph.[2]

At these Tony Awards, the longest-running musical on Broadway, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera, competed for awards and received the season's Best Musical award.

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are 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

Regional Theatre Tony Award
Special Awards

Multiple nominations and awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1988 - 42nd Annual Tony Awards" tonyawards.com, accessed April 29, 2011
  2. ^ Rothstein, Mervyn." 'Phantom Of The Opera' Wins Seven Tonys; Best Play: 'Butterfly' " New York Times, June 6, 1988

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