57th Tony Awards
|57th Tony Awards|
Official poster for the 57th annual Tony Awards
|Date||June 8, 2003|
|Location||Radio City Music Hall, New York City, New York|
|Hosted by||Hugh Jackman|
|Most awards||Hairspray (8)|
|Most nominations||Hairspray (13)|
The ceremony was broadcast on national prime time television on CBS for three hours, rather than two hours on CBS and one hour on PBS, as had been done for several years previously. The television ratings were 5.4, down slightly from the 2002 telecast of 5.9. During the ceremony, at the end of their acceptance speech for Hairspray, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman kissed each other, making them the first public same-sex kiss at an awards show, predating Britney Spears and Madonna at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Presenters included: Benjamin Bratt, Toni Braxton, Matthew Broderick, Alan Cumming, Edie Falco, Joey Fatone, Laurence Fishburne, Sutton Foster, Danny Glover, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella, John Leguizamo, John Lithgow, Julianna Margulies, Bebe Neuwirth, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rosie Perez, Lynn Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Reeve, Ann Reinking, John Spencer, Marisa Tomei, Mike Wallace and Barbara Walters. In addition, Jason Alexander and Martin Short, the stars of the national company of The Producers, presented an award from the stage of Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles.
Shows that performed were:
- Movin' Out - Billy Joel opened by performing "New York State of Mind" live from Times Square, leading to a medley of "River of Dreams", "Keep the Faith" and "Only the Good Die Young" performed by the company of Movin' Out on stage at Radio City Music Hall.
- Hairspray - Marissa Jaret Winokur, Matthew Morrison, Kerry Butler, Harvey Fierstein, and Mary Bond Davis led the company with "You Can't Stop the Beat"
- A Year with Frog and Toad - Mark Linn-Baker and Jay Goede performed "Alone"
- Nine - Antonio Banderas performed "Guido's Song" with the company
- La bohème - The company (including all 10 members of the principal ensemble) performed a medley from the opera
- Gypsy - Bernadette Peters performed "Rose's Turn"
- Man of La Mancha - Brian Stokes Mitchell performed "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)" with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Awards and nomineesEdit
Winners are in bold
- The principal ensemble of La bohème, including Mimis Lisa Hopkins, Ekaterina Solovyeva and Wei Huang; Rodolfos David Miller, Jesús Garcia and Alfie Boe; Musettas Jessica Comeau and Chlöe Wright; and Marcellos Eugene Brancoveanu and Ben Davis
- Paul Huntley
- Johnson-Liff Casting Associates
- The Acting Company
- Special Theatrical Event
- Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on Broadway
- Children's Theatre Company (Minneapolis, MN)
^[I] The thirty composers nominated for Urban Cowboy were Jeff Blumenkrantz, Bob Stillman, Jason Robert Brown, Danny Arena, Sara Light, Lauren Lucas, Jerry Silverstein, Martie Maguire, Wayland D. Holyfield, Bob Lee House, Carl L. Byrd, Pevin Byrd-Munoz, Luke Reed, Roger Brown, Jerry Chesnut, Marcus Hummon, Clint Black, James Hayden Nicholas, Tommy Conners, Skip Ewing, Charles Daniels, Tom Crain, Fred Edwards, Taz DiGregorio, Jim Marshall, Charlie Hayward, Wanda Mallette, Patti Ryan, Ronnie Dunn and Bob Morrison.
- McKinley, Jesse.Broadway Enjoys Its Moment" The New York Times, June 9, 2003.
- Simonson, Robert. "Final Ratings for Tonys Down from 2002" Archived 2011-09-14 at the Wayback Machine playbill.com, June 10, 2003.
- "2003 - 57th Annual Tony Awards". Tonyawards.com. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
- "The Winners". The New York Times. Retrieved April 28, 2011.