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The 5th Annual Tony Awards were held on March 25, 1951, at the Waldorf-Astoria Grand Ballroom and broadcast on radio station WOR and the Mutual Network. The Master of Ceremonies was James Sauter and the presenters were Mrs. Martin Beck and Ilka Chase.

5th Tony Awards
DateMarch 25, 1951
LocationWaldorf-Astoria Hotel
New York City, New York
Hosted byJames Sauter
Television/radio coverage
Mutual Network

Performers: Barbara Ashley, Arthur Blake, Eugene Conley, Nancy Donovan, Joan Edwards, Dorothy Greener, Juanita Hall, Celeste Holm, Lois Hunt, Anne Jeffreys, Lucy Monroe, Herb Shriner.

Music was by Meyer Davis and his Orchestra.


Award winnersEdit

Special AwardEdit

  • Ruth Green, for her services as a volunteer in arranging reservation and seating for the five Tony Awards.


  1. ^ 1951 Tony Awards", accessed June 21, 2012

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