15th Tony Awards
|15th Tony Awards|
|Date||April 16, 1961|
New York City, New York
|Hosted by||Phil Silvers|
The 15th Annual Tony Awards took place on April 16, 1961, in the Waldorf-Astoria Grand Ballroom in New York City. The ceremony was broadcast on local television station WCBS-TV (Channel 2) in New York City. The Master of Ceremonies was Phil Silvers.
Presenters: Anna Maria Alberghetti, Anne Bancroft, Ray Bolger, Carol Channing, Henry Fonda, Joan Fontaine, Robert Goulet, Helen Hayes, Celeste Holm, Fredric March, Mary Martin, Helen Menken, Patricia Neal, Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Sidney Poitier, Robert Preston, Jason Robards, Gig Young.
The performer was Eleanor Steber.
Music was by Meyer Davis and his Orchestra.
Winners and nominees
Winners are in bold
- David Merrick, in recognition of a fabulous production record over the last seven years.
- Theatre Guild, for organizing the first repertory to go abroad for the State Department.