15th Tony Awards

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15th Tony Awards
Date April 16, 1961
Location Waldorf-Astoria
New York City, New York
Host Phil Silvers
Television/Radio coverage
Network WCBS-TV
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The 15th Annual Tony Awards took place on April 16, 1961 in the Waldorf-Astoria Grand Ballroom in New York City. The ceremony was broadcast on local television station WCBS-TV (Channel 2) in New York City. The Master of Ceremonies was Phil Silvers.

The ceremony[edit]

Presenters: Anna Maria Alberghetti, Anne Bancroft, Ray Bolger, Carol Channing, Henry Fonda, Joan Fontaine, Robert Goulet, Helen Hayes, Celeste Holm, Fredric March, Mary Martin, Helen Menken Patricia Neal, Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Sidney Poitier, Robert Preston, Jason Robards, Gig Young.

The performer was Eleanor Steber.

Music was by Meyer Davis and his Orchestra.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are in bold

Best Play Best Musical
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Best Direction of a Play Best Direction of a Musical
Best Choreography Best Conductor and Musical Director
Best Scenic Design (Dramatic) Best Scenic Design (Musical)
Best Costume Design (Dramatic) Best Costume Design (Musical)
Best Stage Technician

Special awards[edit]

  • David Merrick, in recognition of a fabulous production record over the last seven years.
  • Theatre Guild, for organizing the first repertory to go abroad for the State Department.

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