42nd Tony Awards
|42nd Tony Awards|
|Date||June 5, 1988|
|Location||Minskoff Theatre, New York City, New York|
|Hosted by||Angela Lansbury|
The 42nd Tony Awards ceremony was held on June 5, 1988, at the Minskoff Theatre and broadcast live on CBS, hosted by Angela Lansbury. (Lansbury has hosted or co-hosted more Tony Award ceremonies than any other individual: 1968, 1971, 1987, 1988, and 1989).
At these Tony Awards, the longest-running musical on Broadway, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera, competed for awards and received the season's Best Musical award.
Stephen Sondheim has won more Tony Awards than any other composer, with seven Tony Awards: Best Music and Best Lyrics for Company (1971); and Best Score for Follies (1972), A Little Night Music (1973), Sweeney Todd (1979), Into the Woods (1988) and Passion (1994).
Musicals represented were:
- A Chorus Line, "Music and the Mirror" - Donna McKechnie
- Anything Goes, "Anything Goes" - Patti LuPone and Company
- Dreamgirls, "One Night Only"/"Dreamgirls" - Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine and Terry Burrell;
- Into the Woods, "Into the Woods"/"Children Will Listen" - Phylicia Rashad and Company;
- The Phantom of the Opera, Last verse of "The Phantom of the Opera" and "The Music of The Night" - Sarah Brightman and Michael Crawford;
- Romance/Romance, "I'll Always Remember the Song"/"It's Not Too Late" - Scott Bakula, Alison Fraser and Company
- Sarafina!, "Sarafina!" - Company
Plays represented were: M. Butterfly, Scene with John Lithgow and B. D. Wong; Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Scene with Mel Winkler, Ed Hall and Delroy Lindo; A Walk in the Woods, Scene with Sam Waterston and Robert Prosky; and Speed-the-Plow, Scene with Joe Mantegna and Ron Silver.
Winners and nominees
Winners are in bold
- South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA
- Special Awards
- "1988 - 42nd Annual Tony Awards" tonyawards.com, accessed April 29, 2011
- Rothstein, Mervyn." 'Phantom Of The Opera' Wins Seven Tonys; Best Play: 'Butterfly' " New York Times, June 6, 1988