5th Tony Awards
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|
|Date||March 25, 1951|
New York City, New York
|Hosted by||James Sauter|
Music was by Meyer Davis and his Orchestra.
Nominees are not shown
|Best Play||The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams. Produced by Cheryl Crawford.|
|Best Musical||Guys and Dolls. Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Produced by Cy Feuer and Ernest H. Martin.|
|Best Director||George S. Kaufman, Guys and Dolls|
|Choreographer||Michael Kidd, Guys and Dolls|
|Costume Designer||Miles White, Bless You All|
|Scenic Designer||Boris Aronson, The Rose Tattoo; The Country Girl; Season In The Sun|
|Tony Award for Outstanding Musical Score||Irving Berlin, Call Me Madam|
|Tony Award for Best Conductor and Musical Director||Lehman Engel, The Consul|
|Tony Award for Stage Technician||Richard Raven, master electrician, The Autumn Garden|
- Ruth Green, for her services as a volunteer in arranging reservation and seating for the five Tony Awards.