11th Tony Awards

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11th Tony Awards
Date April 21, 1957
Location Waldorf-Astoria
New York City, New York
Host Bud Collyer
Television/Radio coverage
Network none
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The 11th Annual Tony Awards took place at the Waldorf-Astoria Grand Ballroom on April 21, 1957. The Master of Ceremonies was Bud Collyer.

Presenters: Faye Emerson, Tom Ewell, Lillian Gish, Helen Hayes, Nancy Kelly, Bert Lahr, Beatrice Lillie, Nancy Olson, Elaine Perry, Cliff Robertson, Cornelia Otis Skinner.

Performers were George Gaines and Michael King. Music was by Meyer Davis and his Orchestra.

Due to a union dispute, there was no television broadcast, which had been scheduled for WCBS-TV Channel 2.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are in bold

Production[edit]

Outstanding Play


Outstanding Musical


  • My Fair Lady. Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe. Produced by Herman Levin.
  • Bells Are Ringing. Book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, music by Jule Styne. Produced by The Theatre Guild.
  • Candide. Book by Lillian Hellman, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Richard Wilbur. Produced by Ethel Linder Reiner in association with Lester Osterman, Jr.
  • The Most Happy Fella. Book, music, and lyrics by Frank Loesser. Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden and Lynn Loesser.

Performance[edit]

Distinguished Dramatic Actor



Distinguished Dramatic Actress



Distinguished Musical Actor



Distinguished Musical Actress



Distinguished Supporting or Featured Dramatic Actor



Distinguished Supporting or Featured Dramatic Actress



Distinguished Supporting or Featured Musical Actor



Distinguished Supporting or Featured Musical Actress


Craft[edit]

Outstanding Director



Outstanding Choreographer



Scenic Designer


  • Oliver Smith (My Fair Lady)
  • Boris Aronson (A Hole In The Head / Small War on Murray Hill)
  • Ben Edwards (The Waltz Of The Toreadors)
  • George Jenkins (The Happiest Millionaire / Too Late The Phalarope)
  • Donald Oenslager (Major Barbara)
  • Oliver Smith (A Clearing in the Woods / Candide / Auntie Mame / My Fair Lady / Eugenia / A Visit to A Small Planet)


Costume Designer


  • Cecil Beaton (My Fair Lady)
  • Cecil Beaton (Little Glass Clock / My Fair Lady)
  • Alvin Colt (Li'l Abner / The Sleeping Prince)
  • Dorothy Jeakins (Major Barbara / Too Late The Phalarope)
  • Irene Sharaff (Candide / Happy Hunting / Shangri La / Small War on Murray Hill)


Conductor and Musical Director



Stage Technician


  • Howard McDonald (posthumous), carpenter, Major Barbara
  • Thomas Fitzgerald, sound man, Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • Joseph Harbuck, carpenter, Auntie Mame.

External links[edit]

  • [1] The American Theatre Wing Tony Awards