25th Tony Awards

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25th Tony Awards
Date March 28, 1971
Location Palace Theatre, New York City, New York
Host Lauren Bacall, Angela Lansbury, Anthony Quayle and Anthony Quinn
Television/Radio coverage
Network ABC
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The 25th Annual Tony Awards ceremony was held on March 28, 1971 at the Palace Theatre in New York City. The ceremony was broadcast by ABC television. Hosts were Lauren Bacall, Angela Lansbury, Anthony Quayle and Anthony Quinn.

The ceremony[edit]

The theme was a retrospective of highlights from 25 years of Tony-winning musicals and the stars who introduced them. The opening number was "What's Happening at the Palace". The presenters were Dick Cavett, Carol Channing and Ruby Keeler.[1]

Saluting 25 Years of Tony Award-Winning Musicals:

The finale was "There's No Business Like Show Business" sung by the entire company.

The performers: Edie Adams, Lauren Bacall, Vivian Blaine, Tom Bosley, Yul Brynner, Carol Channing, William Daniels, Alfred Drake, Nanette Fabray, Jill Haworth, Florence Henderson, Stanley Holloway, Richard Kiley, Angela Lansbury, Paul Lynde, Patricia Morison, Robert Morse, Zero Mostel, Robert Preston, John Raitt, Leslie Uggams, Gwen Verdon, Virginia Vestoff, Ray Walston, David Wayne.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are in bold

Best Play Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical 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 Scenic Design
Best Costume Design Best Lighting Design

Special awards[edit]

  • Elliot Norton, drama critic, for distinguished theatrical commentary.
  • Ingram Ash, president of Blaine-Thompson Advertising, for decades of devoted service to the theatre.
  • Playbill, for chronicling Broadway through the years.
  • Roger L. Stevens

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1971 - 25th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS" tonyawards.com, (webcache.googleusercontent.com), accessed June 22, 2012

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