57th Tony Awards

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57th Tony Awards
57th Tony Awards.jpg
Official poster for the 57th annual Tony Awards
Date June 8, 2003
Location Radio City Music Hall, New York City, New York
Host Hugh Jackman
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBS
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The 57th Annual Tony Awards was held at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, 2003 and broadcast by CBS television. The event was hosted for the first time by Hugh Jackman.

The ceremony[edit]

The ceremony was broadcast on national prime time television on CBS for three hours, rather than two hours on CBS and one hour on PBS, as had been done for several years previously.[1] The television ratings were 5.4, down slightly from the 2002 telecast of 5.9.[2]

Presenters included: Benjamin Bratt, Toni Braxton, Matthew Broderick, Alan Cumming, Edie Falco, Joey Fatone, Laurence Fishburne, Sutton Foster, Danny Glover, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella, John Leguizamo, John Lithgow, Julianna Margulies, Bebe Neuwirth, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rosie Perez, Lynn Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Reeve, Ann Reinking, John Spencer, Marisa Tomei, Mike Wallace, and Barbara Walters. In addition, Jason Alexander and Martin Short, the stars of the national company of The Producers, presented an award from the stage of Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles.[3]

There were memorial tributes to cartoonist Al Hirschfeld, writer Peter Stone, and lyricist Adolph Green.

Shows that performed were:[3]

New Musicals:

  • Movin' Out - Billy Joel opened by performing "New York State of Mind" live from Times Square, leading to a medley of "River of Dreams", "Keep the Faith" and "Only the Good Die Young" performed by the company of Movin' Out on stage at Radio City Music Hall.
  • Hairspray - Marissa Janet Winokur, Matthew Morrison, Kerry Butler, Harvey Fierstein, and Mary Bond Davis led the company with "You Can't Stop the Beat"
  • A Year with Frog and Toad - Mark Linn-Baker and Jay Goede performed "Alone"

Revivals:

  • Nine - Antonio Banderas performed "Guido's Song" with the company
  • La bohème - The company (including all 10 members of the principal ensemble) performed a medley from the opera
  • Gypsy - Bernadette Peters performed "Rose's Turn"
  • Man of La Mancha - Brian Stokes Mitchell performed "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)" with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Awards and nominees[edit]

Winners are in bold

Source:New York Times[4]

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 Orchestrations
Best Direction of a Play Best Direction of a Musical
Best Choreography

Special awards[edit]

Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre
Lifetime Achievement Tony Award
Special Theatrical Event
Regional Theatre Tony Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ McKinley, Jesse.Broadway Enjoys Its Moment" The New York Times, June 9, 2003
  2. ^ Simonson, Robert."Final Ratings for Tonys Down from 2002" playbill.com, June 10, 2003
  3. ^ a b "2003 - 57th Annual Tony Awards". Tonyawards.com. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ The Winners" The New York Times, accessed April 28, 2011

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