58th Tony Awards
|58th Tony Awards|
Official poster for the 58th annual Tony Awards
|Date||June 6, 2004|
|Location||Radio City Music Hall, New York City, New York|
|Hosted by||Hugh Jackman|
The Awards telecast won the Creative Arts Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special, and Jackman won the Primetime Emmy Awards for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program.
Hugh Jackman performed the opening number, "One Night Only" with the "Dynamites" from Hairspray, the "Radio" from Caroline, or Change, and the "Urchins" from Little Shop of Horrors, along with members of the casts of Avenue Q, The Boy from Oz, Fiddler on the Roof, Wonderful Town, and Wicked, and the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes. Tony Bennett performed "Lullaby of Broadway" and Mary J. Blige sang "What I Did for Love" from the Tony Awards Songbook.
Presenters were: Carol Channing, Sean Combs, Taye Diggs, Edie Falco, Jimmy Fallon, Harvey Fierstein, Victor Garber, Joel Grey, Ethan Hawke, Anne Heche, Billy Joel, Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Kidman, Jane Krakowski, Peter Krause, Swoosie Kurtz, LL Cool J, Nathan Lane, Laura Linney, John Lithgow, Rob Marshall, Anne Meara, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Dame Helen Mirren, Sarah Jessica Parker, Anna Paquin, Bernadette Peters, Phylicia Rashad, Chita Rivera, John Rubenstein, Carole Bayer Sager, Martin Short, Patrick Stewart, Jerry Stiller, Sigourney Weaver, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Renée Zellweger.
Shows that performed were:
- Avenue Q - The company performed "It Sucks to Be Me"
- The Boy from Oz - Hugh Jackman and members of the company performed "Not the Boy Next Door", with a special appearance by Sarah Jessica Parker
- Caroline, or Change - Tonya Pinkins performed "Lot's Wife"
- Wicked - Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth and members of the company performed "Defying Gravity"
- Assassins - Members of the company performed "Everybody's Got the Right"
- Fiddler on the Roof - Alfred Molina and company performed "Tradition"/"Bottle Dance"
- Wonderful Town - Donna Murphy and members of the company performed "Swing!"
Winners and nominations
Winners are in bold
- Regional Theatre Award Winner - Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
- Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Winner - James M. Nederlander
- Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre Winner
- The cast of the 2003 Broadway production of Big River
- Nancy Coyne
- Frances & Harry Edelstein and Vincent Sardi, Jr.
- Martha Swope
- Gans, Andrew and Hernandez, Ernio. "Tony Host Jackman Nabs an Emmy; Danner, Newman and Alexander Win, Too" playbill.com, September 19, 2005
- "Neil Patrick Harris in Encore of Emmy Winning Gig as Tony Awards Host" goldderby.com
- Gans, Andrew. "DIVA TALK: A Terrific Tonys, Chatting with Broadway Bares' Moccia Plus Forbidden News" playbill.com, June 11, 2004
- Gans, Andrew. 2004 Tony Presenters Are a Diverse Group; Musical Numbers Announced" playbill.com, May 26, 2004