20th Tony Awards

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20th Tony Awards
Date June 16, 1966
Location Rainbow Room, Rockefeller Center
Host George Abbott and Ginger Rogers
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBS
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The 20th Annual Tony Awards was broadcast on June 16, 1966 from the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center on Radio Station WCBS. This was the first afternoon Tony Awards ceremony. The Masters of Ceremonies were George Abbott and Ginger Rogers. The ceremony was sponsored by the League of New York Theatres in conjunction with the American Theatre Wing, which had previously solely arranged the ceremony.[1]

The ceremony[edit]

Presenters: Lauren Bacall, Herschel Bernardi, Sandy Dennis, Henry Fonda, Phil Ford, Mimi Hines, Ray Milland, Barry Nelson, Mike Nichols, Thelma Oliver, April Olrich, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Simon

Music was by Meyer Davis and his Orchestra.

Award 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 Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Best Choreography
Best Scenic Design Best Costume Design

Special awards[edit]

Helen Menken (posthumous), for a lifetime of devotion and dedicated service to the Broadway theatre.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zolotow, Sam. the New York Times, "5 Tonys Awards to 'LaMancha'", June 17, 1966, p.37
  2. ^ Australia Dancing — Sainthill, Loudon (1919–1969)

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