38th Tony Awards

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38th Tony Awards
Date June 3, 1984
Location Gershwin Theatre, New York City, New York
Host Julie Andrews and Robert Preston
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBS
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The 38th Annual Tony Awards were held on June 3, 1984 at the Gershwin Theatre and broadcast by CBS television. Hosts were Julie Andrews and Robert Preston.[1]

The ceremony[edit]

Presenters and Performers:[2] Carol Channing, Marilyn Cooper, Nancy Dussault, Robert Goulet, Robert Guillaume, Beth Howland, Larry Kert, Michele Lee, Dorothy Loudon, Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli, Mary Tyler Moore, Anita Morris, Bernadette Peters, Anthony Quinn, Tony Randall, Tony Roberts, Chita Rivera, Leslie Uggams, Gwen Verdon, Raquel Welch.

Musicals represented:[2]

There was a special salute to the songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim.[1] The Finale was a medley of Jerry Herman songs, including "Milk and Honey' and "Shalom" (Robert Goulet), "Before the Parade Passes By" (Carol Channing), "It Only Takes a Moment" (Nancy Dussault), "Hello, Dolly!" (chorus plus Channing), "If He Walked Into My Life" (Leslie Uggams) and "Mame" (Dorothy Loudon); a Mack & Mabel medley with Robert Preston ("I Won't Send Roses") and Bernadette Peters ("Time Heals Everything"); and a La Cage aux Folles segment with Gene Barry, the Cagelles, and George Hearn, ("I Am What I Am").[1] The first Brooks Atkinson Award for lifetime contribution to the theater was given to Al Hirschfeld.[3]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners in bold

Best Play Best Musical
Best 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 Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Play Best Direction of a Musical
Best Scenic Design Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design

Special awards[edit]

  • To director Peter Brook and producer Alexander H. Cohen for La tragédie de Carmen, for outstanding achievement in musical theatre[4]
  • Peter Feller, a master craftsman who has devoted forty years to theatre stagecraft and magic
  • A Chorus Line producer Joseph Papp was presented with a special Gold Tony Award in honor of becoming Broadway's longest-running musical[4]
  • Al Hirschfeld, Brooks Atkinson Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Regional Theatre Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gans, Andrew.playbill.com article, July 1, 2005, "Diva Talk: A Backwards Glance—the 1984 Tonys PLUS Ripley, Menzel and Jones" playbill.com, July 1, 2005
  2. ^ a b "1984 - 38th Annual Tony Awards" tonyawards.com, accessed April 30, 2011
  3. ^ O'Connor, John J. "The 38th Tony Awards" The New York Times, June 5, 1984, p. C17
  4. ^ a b Freedman, Samuel G. " 'Real Thing' And 'La Cage' Dominate The Tony Awards", The New York Times, June 4, 1984, p.C11

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