48th Tony Awards

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.

48th Tony Awards
48th Tony Awards
Official poster for the 48th annual Tony Awards
DateJune 12, 1994
LocationGershwin Theatre, New York City, New York
Hosted bySir Anthony Hopkins,
Amy Irving
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS

Presenters

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

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

  • A Grand Night for Singing ("People Will Say We're in Love"/"Some Enchanted Evening"/"It's a Grand Night for Singing" – Company);
  • Beauty and the Beast ("Me"/"Be Our Guest"/"If I Can't Love Her"/"Beauty and the Beast" – Company);
  • Cyrano: The Musical (Company);
  • Passion ("Happiness"/"Drums and Music"/"Finale" – Company).

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

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

References

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

External links

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George Abbott

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Regional Theatre Tony Award

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Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical

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Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical

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Tony Award for Best Choreography

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Tony Award for Best Costume Design

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Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical

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Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play

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Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical

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Tony Award for Best Lighting Design

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Tony Award for Best Musical

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Best Musical is the final award presented at the Tony Awards ceremony. Excerpts from the musicals that are nominated for this award are usually performed during the ceremony before this award is presented.

This is a list of winners and nominations for the Tony Award for Best Musical.

Tony Award for Best Original Score

The Tony Award for Best Original Score is the Tony Award given to the composers and lyricists of the best original score written for a musical or play in that year. The score consists of music and lyrics. To be eligible, a score must be written specifically for the theatre and must be original; compilations of non-theatrical music or compilations of earlier theatrical music are not eligible for consideration.

Tony Award for Best Play

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Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical

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Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play

The Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play has only been awarded since 1994. Prior to that, plays and musicals were considered together for the Tony Award for Best Revival. The award is given to the best non-musical play that has appeared on Broadway in a previous production. The award goes to the producers of the play.

Tony Award for Best Scenic Design

This is a list of winners and nominations for the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design for outstanding set design of a play or musical. The award was first presented in 1947. In 1960, 1961, and since 2005, the category was divided into Scenic Design in a Play and Scenic Design in a Musical with each genre receiving its own award.

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