7th Tony Awards
|7th Tony Awards|
|Date||March 29, 1953|
New York City, New York
|Hosted by||Faye Emerson|
|Network||National Broadcasting Company radio|
The 7th Annual Tony Awards, presented by the American Theatre Wing, took place at the Waldorf-Astoria Starlight Ballroom, on March 29, 1953. The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in Broadway theatre. The event was broadcast on radio by the National Broadcasting Company. The presenter was Faye Emerson. Music was by Meyer Davis and his Orchestra.
|Outstanding Play||The Crucible by Arthur Miller. Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden.|
|Outstanding Musical||Wonderful Town. Book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Produced by Robert Fryer.|
|Director||Joshua Logan, Picnic|
|Scenic Designer||Raoul Pene Du Bois, Wonderful Town|
|Costume Designer||Miles White, Hazel Flagg|
|Choreographer||Donald Saddler, Wonderful Town|
|Conductor and Musical Director||Lehman Engel, Wonderful Town and Gilbert and Sullivan Season|
|Tony Award for Best Stage Technician||Abe Kurnit, Wish You Were Here|
- Beatrice Lillie, for An Evening with Beatrice Lillie.
- Danny Kaye, for heading a variety bill at the Palace Theatre.
- Equity Community Theatre.
- "1953 Tony Awards" infoplease.com, accessed June 21, 2012