14th Tony Awards
|14th Tony Awards|
|Date||April 24, 1960|
New York City, New York
|Hosted by||Eddie Albert|
The 14th Annual Tony Awards took place at the Astor Hotel Grand Ballroom on April 24, 1960, and was broadcast on local television station WCBS-TV in New York City. The Master of Ceremonies was Eddie Albert.
Presenters: Jean Pierre Aumont, Lauren Bacall, Ray Bolger, Peggy Cass, Jo Van Fleet, Helen Hayes, Celeste Holm, Edward Albert Kenny, Sally Koriyo, Carol Lawrence, Vivien Leigh, Darren McGavin, Helen Menken, Robert Morse, Elliott Nugent, Laurie Peters, Christopher Plummer, Jason Robards. Music was by Meyer Davis and his Orchestra.
The ceremony was attended by 1,200 at the Astor Hotel. Michael Kidd received his fifth Tony Award for choreography, Mary Martin won her fourth award as actress in a musical, and two musicals tied as best musical — Fiorello! and The Sound of Music.
For the first time, several award categories (director, scenic designer) had separate awards for plays and musicals.
Winners and nominees
Winners are in bold
- John D. Rockefeller III, for vision and leadership in creating the Lincoln Center, a landmark of theatre encompassing the performing arts.
- James Thurber and Burgess Meredith (A Thurber Carnival)