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The 4th Annual Tony Awards were held on April 9, 1950, at the Waldorf-Astoria Grand Ballroom in New York City, and broadcast on radio station WOR and the Mutual Network. The host was James Sauter.

4th Tony Awards
DateApril 9, 1950
LocationWaldorf-Astoria Hotel
New York City, New York
Hosted byHumphrey Bogart
Television/radio coverage
Mutual Network



Presenters were Helen Hayes (President of the American Theatre Wing) and Mrs. Martin Beck (Chairman of the Board), with a special presentation by Eleanor Roosevelt.[1]

Performers were Yvonne Adair, Rod Alexander, John Conte, Richard Eastham, Adolph Green, Georges Guétary, Bambi Linn, Allyn McLerie, Lucy Monroe, Danny Scholl, Herb Shriner, William Tabbert, William Warfield, Lou Wills Jr., Julie Wilson, and Martha Wright.

Award winnersEdit

Special awardsEdit

  • Maurice Evans, for work he did in guiding the City Center Theatre Company through a highly successful season
  • Eleanor Roosevelt presented a special award to volunteer worker Philip Faversham of the American Theatre Wing's hospital program
  • Brock Pemberton, founder of Tony Awards and its original chairman (posthumous)
  • Stage Technician, Joe Lynn, master propertyman (Miss Liberty)


  1. ^ a b "8 Perry Awards Go To 'South Pacific': Hit Musical Sweeps the Field --T.S. Eliot's 'Cocktail Party' Captures 'Tony' Honored for Libretto Evans Gets Citation", The New York Times, April 10, 1950, p.27

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