18th Tony Awards

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18th Tony Awards
Date May 24, 1964
Location New York Hilton
New York City, New York
Host Sidney Blackmer
Television/Radio coverage
Network WWOR-TV
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The 18th Annual Tony Awards took place on May 24, 1964 in the New York Hilton in New York City. The ceremony was broadcast on local television station WWOR-TV (Channel 9) in New York City.[1]The host was Sidney Blackmer and the Masters of Ceremonies were Steve Lawrence and Robert Preston.

The ceremony[edit]

Presenters: George Abbott, Lauren Bacall, Anne Bancroft, Harry Belafonte, Constance Bennett, Georgia Brown, David Burns, Richard Burton, Mindy Carson, Peggy Cass, Barbara Cook, Sammy Davis Jr., Paul Ford, Robert Goulet, Arthur Hill, Robert Horton, Shirley Knight, Carol Lawrence, Hal March, Mercedes McCambridge, Roddy McDowall, Molly Picon, Lee Remick, Cyril Ritchard, Paul Scofield, Martha Scott, Zachary Scott, Rip Torn, Gwen Verdon.

Music was by Meyer Davis and his Orchestra.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are in bold

Best Play Best Musical
Best Producer (Dramatic) Best Producer (Musical)
Best Author (Dramatic) Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
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 Best Costume Design

Special award[edit]

  • Eva Le Gallienne, celebrating her 50th year as an actress, honored for her work with the National Repertory Theatre.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zolotow, Sam. " 'Hello, Dolly!' Wins Half of Theater Wing's 20 Tonys: Osborne's 'Luther' Is Named Season's Best Drama" The New York Times (abstract, requires subscription), May 25, 1964, p. 42

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