32nd Tony Awards

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32nd Tony Awards
Date June 4, 1978
Location Shubert Theatre, New York City, New York
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBS
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The 32nd Annual Tony Awards was broadcast by CBS television on June 4, 1978 from the Shubert Theatre in New York City. This was the first time that CBS broadcast the ceremony, which had previously been shown on the ABC television network.[1]

The ceremony[edit]

Presenters were Ed Asner, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Carol Channing, Bonnie Franklin, Robert Guillaume, Julie Harris, Helen Hayes, Bob Hope, Gene Kelly, Linda Lavin, Jack Lemmon, Hal Linden, Roy Scheider, and Dick Van Patten.

Bonnie Franklin introduced each segment from her seat in the audience. Bob Hope presented the "Lawrence Langer" Special Award to Irving Berlin, who was not present at the ceremony.[1] The theme of the ceremony was "footlights", with each presenter telling of the first time they saw live theatre.

Musicals represented:

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are in bold

Best Play Best Musical
Most Innovative Production of a Revival Best Book of a 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
Best Lighting Design

Special awards[edit]

  • Lawrence Langner Memorial Award for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in the American Theatre – Irving Berlin
  • Theatre Award '78 – To the creators, Charles Moss and Stan Dragoti (of Wells, Rich, Greene, Inc.) of the I Love New York Broadway Show Tours and William S. Doyle, Deputy Commissioner, the New York State Department of Commerce
  • Regional Theatre Award – The Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas, Robert Jr.New York Times, "Ain't Misbehavin" and Da Win Tonys", June 5, 1978, p.C18

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