48th Tony Awards

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48th Tony Awards
48th Tony Awards.jpg
Official poster for the 48th annual Tony Awards
Date June 12, 1994
Location Gershwin Theatre, New York City, New York
Hosted by Sir Anthony Hopkins,
Amy Irving
Television/radio coverage
Network CBS

The 48th Annual Tony Awards was broadcast by CBS from the Gershwin Theatre on June 12, 1994. The hosts were Sir Anthony Hopkins and Amy Irving.

Presenters[edit]

George Abbott, Alan Alda, Jane Alexander, Carol Burnett, Nell Carter, Glenn Close, Tony Danza, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Peter Falk, Melanie Griffith, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Keitel, Jack Klugman, Swoosie Kurtz, Linda Lavin, Michael Learned, Steve Martin, Bebe Neuwirth, Rosie O'Donnell, Bernadette Peters, Tony Randall, Tony Roberts, Martin Short, Paul Sorvino, Jean Stapleton, Marlo Thomas, Gwen Verdon, Vanessa L. Williams

Musical Sequence[edit]

Victor Garber introduced scenes from the 1994 nominees for Best Revival of a Musical:

  • Grease ("We Go Together" – Company);
  • She Loves Me ("I Don't Know His Name"/"She Loves Me" – Diane Fratantoni, Sally Mayes and Boyd Gaines);
  • Damn Yankees ("Shoeless Joe From Hannibal, Mo." – Vicki Lewis and Company);
  • Carousel ("You'll Never Walk Alone"- Shirley Verrett and Company).
  • Vanessa L. Williams on live remote from Toronto introduced Show Boat ("Ol' Man River" – Michel Bell and Company).

Musicals represented[edit]

This was the first year for several awards: the award for Best Revival was given separately for plays and musicals, and the "Lifetime Achievement Award". The first Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to husband-and-wife Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn by another husband-and-wife, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.[1]

Award winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are in bold

Best Play Best Musical
Best Revival of a Play Best Revival of a 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 Book of a Musical Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Best Scenic Design Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Play Best Direction of a Musical

Special Tony Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pennsylvania), Christopher Rawson, p. D4, June 14, 1994

External links[edit]