6th Tony Awards
The 6th Annual Tony Awards, presented by the American Theatre Wing, took place at the Waldorf-Astoria Grand Ballroom, on March 30, 1952. It was broadcast on radio station WOR and the Mutual Network. The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in Broadway theatre.
|6th Tony Awards|
|Date||March 30, 1952|
New York City, New York
|Hosted by||Dean Martin|
The presenter was Helen Hayes.
Music was by Meyer Davis and his Orchestra.
|Outstanding Play||The Fourposter, by Jan de Hartog (playwright), The Playwrights Company (producer)|
|Outstanding Musical||The King and I, Oscar Hammerstein II (book and lyrics), Richard Rodgers (music), Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers (producers)|
|Outstanding Director||José Ferrer for The Shrike, The Fourposter|
|Scenic Designer||Jo Mielziner for The King and I|
|Costume Designer||Irene Sharaff for The King and I|
|Outstanding Choreographer||Robert Alton for Pal Joey|
|Conductor and Musical Director||Max Meth for Pal Joey|
|Stage Technician||Peter Feller (master carpenter) for Call Me Madam|
- Edward Kook, for his contributing to and encouraging the development of stage lighting and electronics
- Judy Garland, for an important contribution to the revival of vaudeville through her recent stint at the Palace Theatre
- Charles Boyer, for distinguished performance in Don Juan in Hell, thereby assisting in a new theatre trend
Multiple nominations and awardsEdit
The following productions received multiple awards.