53rd Tony Awards

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53rd Tony Awards
Date June 6, 1999
Location Gershwin Theatre, New York City, New York
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBS

The 53rd Annual Tony Awards was broadcast by CBS from the Gershwin Theatre on June 6, 1999. "The First Ten" awards ceremony was telecast on PBS television.[1] The show did not have a formal host.

The ceremony[edit]

The opening number was "There's No Business Like Show Business", sung by Bernadette Peters and Tom Wopat.[1]

Host/Presenters:


The musicals represented were:

The telecast included a special presentation (a "collage of moments") featuring performers from several of the productions nominated as Best Play and Best Revival of a Play.[1]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Source: Playbill[1]

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 Orchestrations
Best Direction of a Play Best Direction of a Musical
Best Choreography

Special awards[edit]

The following non-completive awards were presented:

  • Special Lifetime Achievement Tony Award
    • Isabelle Stevenson
  • Special Lifetime Achievement Tony Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Lefkowitz, David and Simonson, Robert. " 'Fosse', 'Annie', 'Salesman' & 'Side Man' Win Top Tonys" playbill.com, June 7, 1999
  2. ^ "Ceremonies, 1999, Musicals Represented" tonyawards.com, accessed April 4, 2015
  3. ^ Lefkowitz, David. "1999 Tony Winner: Special Award - 'Fool Moon'" playbill.com, June 6, 1999

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