55th Tony Awards
The 55th Annual Tony Awards was held at Radio City Music Hall on June 3, 2001 and broadcast by CBS. "The First Ten" awards ceremony was telecast on PBS television . The event was co-hosted by Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. The Producers won a record breaking 12 awards. Mel Brooks's win made him the eighth person to become an EGOT.
|55th Tony Awards|
|Date||June 3, 2001|
|Location||Radio City Music Hall, New York City, New York|
|Hosted by||Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane|
|Most awards||The Producers (12)|
|Most nominations||The Producers (15)|
Presenters: Joan Allen, Dick Cavett, Kristin Chenoweth, Glenn Close, Dame Edna, Edie Falco, Kathleen Freeman, Gina Gershon, Heather Headley, Cherry Jones, Jane Krakowski, Marc Kudisch, Eric McCormack, Audra McDonald, Reba McEntire, Donna McKechnie, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bernadette Peters, Natasha Richardson, Doris Roberts, Gary Sinise, Lily Tomlin, Henry Winkler, and three "Broadway Babies" (Meredith Patterson, Bryn Bowling, and Carol Bentley).
- A Class Act ("Follow Your Star"/"Better"/"Self Portrait"—Nancy Anderson, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Donna Bullock, Randy Graff, David Hibbard, Lonny Price, Patrick Quinn, Sara Ramirez);
- Bells Are Ringing ("I'm Going Back" -- Faith Prince);
- 42nd Street ("42nd Street" -- David Elder, Kate Levering and company);
- Follies ("I'm Still Here" -- Polly Bergen with Louis Zorich, Jessica Leigh Brown, Colleen Dunn, Amy Heggins, and Wendy Waring);
- The Full Monty ("Let It Go"—John Ellison Conlee, Jason Danieley, André De Shields, Kathleen Freeman, Romain Fruge, Marcus Neville, Patrick Wilson, Thomas Fiss, and company);
- Jane Eyre ("Sirens" -- Marla Schaffel and James Barbour);
- The Producers, the new Mel Brooks Musical ("Along Came Bialy" -- Roger Bart, Gary Beach, Matthew Broderick, Cady Huffman, Nathan Lane, Brad Oscar, and company); and
- The Rocky Horror Show ("Time Warp" -- Dick Cavett, Lea Delaria, Jerrod Emick, Kristen Lee Kelly, Alice Ripley, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Tom Hewitt, Raul Esparza, Sebastian LaCause, and company).
- The Invention of Love, introduced by playwright Tom Stoppard. Montage with voice-over by Richard Easton.
- King Hedley II, introduced by playwright August Wilson. Excerpt performed by Viola Davis and Brian Stokes Mitchell.
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, introduced by Joan Allen. Excerpt performed by Gary Sinise, Amy Morton, Tim Sampson, Bruce McCarty, Jeanine Morick, and Afram Bill Williams.
- Proof, introduced by playwright David Auburn. Scene with Mary-Louise Parker and Ben Shenkman.
- The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, introduced by playwright Charles Busch. Scene with Linda Lavin, Tony Roberts, and Michele Lee.
Winners and nomineesEdit
Winners are in bold
Summary of wins and nominations (more than one)
- The Producers: 12 / 15
- Proof: 3 / 6
- The Invention of Love: 2 / 5
- 42nd Street: 2 / 9
- King Hedley II: 1 / 6
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: 1 / 2
- The Full Monty: 0 / 10
- A Class Act: 0 / 5
- Follies: 0 / 5
- Jane Eyre: 0 / 5
- The Rocky Horror Show: 0 / 4
- Stones in His Pockets: 0 / 3
- The Tale of the Allergist's Wife: 0 / 3
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: 0 / 2
- Bells Are Ringing: 0 / 2
- Betrayal: 0 / 2
- Judgment at Nuremberg: 0 / 2
- Blast!: 1 (special Tony) / 2
Regional Theatre Award
- Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, Illinois
Special Theatrical Event
Special Lifetime Achievement Tony Award
Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
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- Lefkowitz, David. Record 12 Tony Awards for Producers; Proof, Cuckoo's Nest & 42nd St. Tops Too" playbill.com, June 4, 2001 Archived October 19, 2012, at the Wayback Machine