8th Tony Awards
|8th Tony Awards|
|Date||March 28, 1954|
New York City, New York
|Network||National Broadcasting Company radio|
The 8th Annual Tony Awards, presented by the American Theatre Wing, took place at the Plaza Hotel Grand Ballroom on March 29, 1954. It was broadcast on radio by the National Broadcasting Company. The Master of Ceremonies was James Sauter and the presenter was Helen Hayes.
Music was by Meyer Davis and his Orchestra.
|Outstanding Play||The Teahouse of the August Moon by John Patrick. Produced by Maurice Evans and George Schaefer.|
|Outstanding Musical||Kismet. Book by Charles Lederer and Luther Davis, music by Alexander Borodin, adapted and with lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest. Produced by Charles Lederer.|
|Outstanding Director||Alfred Lunt, Ondine|
|Outstanding Choreographer||Michael Kidd, Can-Can|
|Scenic Designer||Peter Larkin, Ondine and The Teahouse of the August Moon|
|Costume Designer||Richard Whorf, Ondine|
|Best Conductor||Louis Adrian, Kismet|
|Best Stage Technician||John Davis, Picnic, for constant good work as a theatre electrician.|
- "1954 Tony Awards (Winners)" infoplease.com, accessed June 22, 2012