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The 53rd Annual Tony Awards was broadcast by CBS from the Gershwin Theatre on June 6, 1999. "The First Ten" awards ceremony was telecast on PBS television.[1] The show did not have a formal host.

53rd Tony Awards
DateJune 6, 1999
LocationGershwin Theatre, New York City, New York
Hosted byJames Earl Jones
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS

Contents

The ceremonyEdit

The opening number was "There's No Business Like Show Business", sung by Bernadette Peters and Tom Wopat.[1]

Host Chris Rock

The musicals represented were:

The telecast included a special presentation (a "collage of moments") featuring performers from several of the productions nominated as Best Play and Best Revival of a Play.[1]

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are in bold[1]

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

Special awardsEdit

The following non-completive awards were presented:

  • Regional Theater Tony Award
  • Special Lifetime Achievement Tony Award
  • Special Lifetime Achievement Tony Award
    • Isabelle Stevenson
  • Special Lifetime Achievement Tony Award
  • Special Tony Award For a Live Theatrical Presentation

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Lefkowitz, David and Simonson, Robert. " 'Fosse', 'Annie', 'Salesman' & 'Side Man' Win Top Tonys" Archived November 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine playbill.com, June 7, 1999
  2. ^ "Ceremonies, 1999, Musicals Represented" tonyawards.com, accessed April 4, 2015
  3. ^ Lefkowitz, David. "1999 Tony Winner: Special Award - 'Fool Moon'" playbill.com, June 6, 1999

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