14th Tony Awards

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14th Tony Awards
Date April 24, 1960
Location Astor Hotel
New York City, New York
Hosted by Eddie Albert
Television/Radio coverage
Network ABC

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.[1]

The ceremony[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2]

For the first time, several award categories (director, scenic designer) had separate awards for plays and musicals.[3]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are in bold

Best Play Best 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 Direction of a Play Best Direction of a Musical
Best Choreography Best Conductor and Musical Director
Best Scenic Design (Dramatic) Best Scenic Design (Musical)
Best Costume Design Best Stage Technician

Special awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ceremonies 1960" tonyawards.com, accessed May 29, 2016
  2. ^ "'Miracle Worker' and Two Musicals Win Tonys: 'Fiorello!,' 'Sound of Music' Tie -- Mary Martin Gets 4th", The New York Times, April 25, 1960, p.33
  3. ^ "The Tony Awards - - Category by Category", tonyawards.com, accessed May 29, 2016

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