27th Tony Awards
|27th Tony Awards|
|Date||March 25, 1973|
|Location||Imperial Theatre, New York City, New York|
|Hosted by||Rex Harrison, Celeste Holm, Sandy Duncan and Jerry Orbach|
The 27th Annual Tony Awards ceremony was held on March 25, 1973, at the Imperial Theatre in New York City, and broadcast by ABC television. Hosts were Rex Harrison, Celeste Holm and co-hosts were Sandy Duncan and Jerry Orbach.
The theme was the global reach of Broadway. The "Wide World of Broadway" featured narrations by Rex Harrison, Walter Slezak, Rossano Brazzi, Yul Brynner and Peter Ustinov, who brought the viewers to: Vienna: West Side Story; Tokyo: The King and I; Milan: Ciao, Rudy; Paris: Hello, Dolly!; London: Show Boat; Zagreb, Yugoslavia: Man of La Mancha; and Wichita Falls, Texas: My Fair Lady.
- Pippin ("Magic To Do"- Ben Vereen and Company)
A new series of awards was started this year, termed "Theater Awards '73", renewable annually.
Winners and nominees
Winners are in bold
These awards were given under the new title of "Theater Awards '73".
- John Lindsay, Mayor of New York City (construction of legitimate theaters)
- Actors' Fund of America (honored for 90 years of assistance to needy and elderly theater people)
- Shubert Organization (for nearly 75 years of activity as well as for the Shubert Foundation)
- O'Connor, John. "TV Review: Tony Awards Pleasant Enough on A.B.C.", The New York Times, March 27, 1973, p. 95
- Phillips, McCandlish. "'Championship Season' Wins Tony: 'Little Night Music' Best Show-Alan Bates Top Actor Julie Harris a Winner New Special Awards", The New York Times, March 26, 1973
- "Julie Harris" Internet Broadway Database