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The 9th Annual Tony Awards, presented by the American Theatre Wing, took place at the Plaza Hotel Grand Ballroom on March 27, 1955. [1] It was broadcast on radio by the National Broadcasting Company. The presenter was Helen Hayes [1] and music was composed and presented by Meyer Davis and his Orchestra.

9th Tony Awards
DateMarch 27, 1955
LocationPlaza Hotel
New York City, New York
Hosted byFrank Sinatra
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNBC Radio Network


Award winnersEdit

Special awardEdit

  • Proscenium Productions, an Off-Broadway company at the Cherry Lane Theatre, for generally high quality and viewpoint shown in The Way of the World and Thieves Carnival. Presented to Warren Enters, Robert Merriman and Sybil Trubin.


  1. ^ a b Gelb, Arthur. " 'The Desperate Hours' Receives Perry Award: Hayes Drama Chosen Best Play--Musical Prize to 'Pajama'", The New York Times, March 28, 1955, p.24
  2. ^ "1955 Tony Awards", accessed June 21, 2012
  3. ^ "1955 Tony Award Winners", accessed May 28, 2016

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