41st Tony Awards

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41st Tony Awards
Date June 7, 1987
Location Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, New York
Host Angela Lansbury
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBS
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The 41st Annual Tony Awards was held on June 7, 1987 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre and broadcast by CBS television. Angela Lansbury was the host for the third time (she was the host in 1968, 1971, and 1987, and also in 1988 and 1989). This broadcast was awarded the 1987 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series.[1]

The Ceremony[edit]

Presenters and performers: Jane Alexander, Bea Arthur, Richard Chamberlain, Glenn Close, Charles "Honi" Coles, Barbara Cook, Hume Cronyn, Bob Fosse, Mark Hamill, Helen Hayes, William Hurt, Bill Irwin, Judy Kuhn, Swoosie Kurtz, Dick Latessa, John Lithgow, Mary Martin, Walter Matthau, Andrea McArdle, Mary Tyler Moore, Bernadette Peters, Lynn Redgrave Chita Rivera, George Rose, Jessica Tandy, Tommy Tune, Kathleen Turner.[2]

Musicals and plays that were represented:[2]

There were several special performances and tributes. The song "Bosom Buddies" from Mame was performed by former cast-mates Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur.[2] There was a special salute to Robert Preston, who died in March 1987. Bernadette Peters sang Time Heals Everything from Mack and Mabel, Barbara Cook sang Till There Was You from The Music Man, and Mary Martin sang "I Do! I Do!".[3] Finally, A tribute to George Abbott was introduced by Helen Hayes, with songs from Flora the Red Menace, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Boys from Syracuse, Damn Yankees, Where's Charley?, and The Pajama Game.[2]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Awards, 41st Annual Tony Awards (1987)" InternetMovie Database, accessed April 29, 2011
  2. ^ a b c d "1987 - 41st Annual Tony Awards" tonyawards.com, accessed April 29, 2011
  3. ^ Gerard,Jeremy." 'Les Miserables' And 'Fences' Win Top Tonys" The New York Times (partial reference), June 8, 1987, p.C15

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