50th Tony Awards

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50th Tony Awards
50th Tony Awards.jpg
Official poster for the 50th annual Tony Awards
Date June 2, 1996
Location Majestic Theatre, New York City, New York
Host Nathan Lane
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBS
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The 50th Annual Tony Awards was broadcast by CBS from the Majestic Theatre on June 2, 1996. Nathan Lane was the host.

The ceremony[edit]

The opening number was "The Show Must Go On" performed by Liza Minnelli and Bernadette Peters, with Tony Award Alumni.

Presenters included: Bea Arthur, Edward Albee, Christine Baranski, Harry Belafonte, Matthew Broderick, Diahann Carroll, Hume Cronyn, Nanette Fabray, Robert Goulet, Gregory Hines, Uta Hagen, James Earl Jones, John Lithgow, Liza Minnelli, Patricia Neal, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bernadette Peters, John Rubinstein, Jane Seymour, Ron Silver, Lily Tomlin, Ben Vereen, Eli Wallach, Ray Walston, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Musicals represented:

Award winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are in bold

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

Special awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tornquist, Cynthia (1996-05-09). "Tony tussle: Julie Andrews snubs nomination". CNN. Retrieved 2008-06-09. [dead link]

External links[edit]