|33rd Tony Awards|
|Date||June 3, 1979|
New York City, New York
|Hosted by||Jane Alexander|
The presenters were Tom Bosley, Barry Bostwick, Ellen Burstyn, Georgia Engel, Jane Fonda, Celeste Holm, John Houseman, Barnard Hughes, Angela Lansbury, Ron Leibman, Jack Lemmon, Hal Linden, Jean Marsh, Al Pacino, and Dick Van Dyke.
The theme of the ceremony was theatrical superstitions, and various other showbusiness beliefs.
Winners are in bold
|Best Play||Best Musical|
|Best Book of a Musical||Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre|
|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 Direction of a Play||Best Direction of a Musical|
|Best Choreography||Best Scenic Design|
|Best Costume Design||Best Lighting Design|
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