30th Tony Awards

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30th Tony Awards
Date April 18, 1976
Location Shubert Theatre
New York City, New York
Host Eddie Albert, Richard Burton, Jane Fonda, Diana Rigg, George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere
Television/Radio coverage
Network ABC
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The 30th Annual Tony Awards was held at the Shubert Theatre on April 18, 1976 and broadcast by ABC television. Hosts were Eddie Albert, Richard Burton, Jane Fonda, Diana Rigg, George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere.[1]

The ceremony[edit]

Presenters: Alan Arkin, Clifton Davis, Bonnie Franklin, Celeste Holm, Cloris Leachman, Michele Lee, Jerry Lewis, Hal Linden, Mary Martin, Mike Nichols, Christopher Plummer, Vanessa Redgrave, Marlo Thomas, Leslie Uggams.[1]

The theme of the show was "The Ones That Got Away", a medley of memorable songs from past musicals that did not win the Tony. Richard Burton performed a scene from Hamlet.[1]

Musicals represented:[1]

  • A Chorus Line ("I Hope I Get It"/"One" - Company)
  • Bubbling Brown Sugar ("Sweet Georgia Brown" - Vivian Reed, Lonnie McNeil, Newton Winters)
  • Chicago ("All I Care About" - Jerry Orbach and Company)
  • Pacific Overtures ("Advantages of Floating in the Middle of the Sea" - Mako and Company)

Winners and nominees[edit]

Source:BroadwayWorld[2]

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]

  • Lawrence Langner Award Winner (Lifetime Achievement in Theatre) - George Abbott
  • Regional Theatre Award - The Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. (This award takes note of the company's balanced program of distinguished revivals and a broad spectrum of new works and American premieres of important foreign plays.)
  • Mathilde Pincus, for outstanding service to the Broadway musical theatre
  • Thomas H. Fitzgerald, to the gifted lighting technician of countless Broadway shows and many Tony telecasts. (Posthumous)
  • Circle in the Square, for twenty-five continuous years of quality productions.
  • Richard Burton

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "1976 - 30th Annual Tony Awards" tonyawards.com, accessed April 30, 2011
  2. ^ "1976 Tony Award Winners" broadwayworld.com, accessed April 30, 2011

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