9th Tony Awards
|9th Tony Awards|
|Date||March 27, 1955|
New York City, New York
|Network||National Broadcasting Company radio|
The 9th Annual Tony Awards, presented by the American Theatre Wing, took place at the Plaza Hotel Grand Ballroom on March 27, 1955. It was broadcast on radio by the National Broadcasting Company. The presenter was Helen Hayes and music was composed and presented by Meyer Davis and his Orchestra.
|Best Play||The Desperate Hours by Joseph Hayes and Jack Loveday. Produced by Howard Erskine and Joseph Hayes.|
|Best Musical||The Pajama Game. Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell, music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. Produced by Frederick Brisson, Robert Griffith, and Harold Prince.|
|Director-Play||Robert Montgomery, The Desperate Hours|
|Choreographer||Bob Fosse, The Pajama Game|
|Scenic Designer||Oliver Messell, House of Flowers|
|Costume Designer||Cecil Beaton, Quadrille|
|Best Conductor and Musical Director||Thomas Schippers, The Saint of Bleecker Street|
|Tony Award for Best Stage Technician||Richard Rodda, Peter Pan|
- Proscenium Productions, an Off-Broadway company at the Cherry Lane Theatre, for generally high quality and viewpoint shown in The Way of the World and Thieves Carnival. Presented to Warren Enters, Robert Merriman and Sybil Trubin.