42nd Tony Awards

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42nd Tony Awards
Date June 5, 1988
Location Minskoff Theatre, New York City, New York
Host Angela Lansbury
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBS
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The 42nd Tony Awards were held on June 5, 1988 at the Minskoff Theatre and broadcast live on CBS, hosted by Angela Lansbury. (Angela Lansbury has hosted or co-hosted more Tony Award ceremonies than any other individual: 1968, 1971, 1987, 1988, and 1989).

At these Tony Awards, the longest-running musical on Broadway, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera, competed for awards and received the season's Best Musical award.

Stephen Sondheim has won more Tony Awards than any other composer, with seven Tony Awards: Best Music and Best Lyrics for Company (1971); and Best Score for Follies (1972), A Little Night Music (1973), Sweeney Todd (1979), Into the Woods (1988) and Passion (1994).

The Ceremony[edit]

Musicals represented were:[1]

  • A Chorus Line, "Music and the Mirror" - Donna McKechnie
  • Anything Goes, "Anything Goes" - Patti LuPone and Company
  • Dreamgirls, "One Night Only"/"Dreamgirls" - Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine and Terry Burrell;
  • Into the Woods, "Into the Woods"/"Children Will Listen" - Phylicia Rashad and Company;
  • The Phantom of the Opera, Last verse of "The Phantom of the Opera" and "The Music of The Night" - Sarah Brightman and Michael Crawford;
  • Romance/Romance, "I'll Always Remember the Song"/"It's Not Too Late" - Scott Bakula, Alison Fraser and Company
  • Sarafina!, "Sarafina!" - Company

Plays represented were:[1] M. Butterfly, Scene with John Lithgow and B. D. Wong; Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Scene with Mel Winkler , Ed Hall and Delroy Lindo; A Walk in the Woods, Scene with Sam Waterston and Robert Prosky; and Speed-the-Plow, Scene with Joe Mantegna and Ron Silver.

A tribute to the late Michael Bennett was performed by Donna McKechnie of the original Chorus Line and the three original Dreamgirls, Theresa Burrell, Loretta Devine and Sheryl Lee Ralph. [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]

Regional Theatre Tony Award
Special Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1988 - 42nd Annual Tony Awards" tonyawards.com, accessed April 29, 2011
  2. ^ Rothstein, Mervyn." 'Phantom Of The Opera' Wins Seven Tonys; Best Play: 'Butterfly' " New York Times, June 6, 1988

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