42nd Tony Awards


42nd Tony Awards

The 42nd Tony Awards were hosted by Angela Lansbury and broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, June 5, 1988, from the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway in New York City. (Angela Lansbury has hosted or co-hosted more Tony telecasts than any other individual, with five telecasts: 1968, 1971, 1987, 1988, and 1989).

At these Tony Awards, the longest-running musical on Broadway, Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera", competed for awards and received the season's Best Musical award.

Stephen Sondheim has won more Tony Awards than any other composer, with seven Tony Awards: Best Music and Best Lyrics for "Company" (1971); and Best Score for "Follies" (1972), "A Little Night Music" (1973), "Sweeney Todd" (1979), "Into the Woods (1988) and "Passion" (1994).

Musicals represented were: "A Chorus Line"; "Anything Goes"; "Dreamgirls"; "Into the Woods"; "The Phantom of the Opera"; "Romance/Romance"; and "Sarafina!"

Plays represented were:"M. Butterfly" (Scene with John Lithgow and B. D. Wong; "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" (Scene with Mel Winkler , Ed Hall and Delroy Lindo); "A Walk in the Woods" (Scene with Sam Waterston and Robert Prosky); and"Speed-the-Plow" (Scene with Joe Mantegna and Ron Silver).

Winners and nominees

"Winners are in bold"

Production

Best Play----
*"M. Butterfly" by David Henry HwangNominees:
*"A Walk in the Woods" by Lee Blessing
*"Joe Turner's Come and Gone" by August Wilson
*"Speed-the-Plow" by David Mamet

Best Musical----
*"The Phantom of the Opera "Nominees:
*"Into the Woods"
*"Romance/Romance"
*"Sarafina!"

Best Revival----
*"Anything Goes"Nominees:
*"A Streetcar Named Desire"
*"Cabaret"
*"Dreamgirls"

Performance

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play----
*Ron Silver (Speed-the-Plow)Nominees:
*Derek Jacobi (Breaking the Code)
*John Lithgow (M. Butterfly)
*Robert Prosky (A Walk in the Woods)

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play----
*Joan Allen (Burn This)Nominees:
*Blythe Danner (A Streetcar Named Desire)
*Glenda Jackson (Macbeth)
*Frances McDormand (A Streetcar Named Desire)

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical----
*Michael Crawford (Phantom of the Opera (1986 musical)
Phantom of the Opera
)Nominees:
*Scott Bakula (Romance/Romance)
*David Carroll (Chess)
*Howard McGillin (Anything Goes)

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical----
*Joanna Gleason (Into the Woods)Nominees:
*Alison Fraser (Romance/Romance)
*Judy Kuhn (Chess)
*Patti Lupone (Anything Goes)

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play----
*B.D. Wong (M. Butterfly)Nominees:
*Michael Gough (Breaking the Code)
*Lou Liberatore (Burn This)
*Delroy Lindo (Joe Turner's Come and Gone)

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play----
*L. Scott Caldwell (Joe Turner's Come and Gone)Nominees:
*Kimberleigh Aarn (Joe Turner's Come and Gone)
*Kate Nelligan (Serious Money)
*Kimberly Scott (Joe Turner's Come and Gone)

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical----
*Bill McCutcheon (Anything Goes)Nominees:
*Anthony Heald (Anything Goes)
*Werner Klemperer (Cabaret)
*Robert Westenberg (Into the Woods)

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical----
*Judy Kaye (The Phantom of the Opera)Nominees:
*Leleti Khumalo (Sarafina!)
*Alyson Reid (Cabaret)
*Regina Resnik (Cabaret)

Craft

Best Direction of a Play----
*John Dexter for "M. Butterfly"Nominees:
*Gregory Mosher
*Lloyd Richards
*Clifford Williams

Best Direction of a Musical----
*Harold Prince for "The Phantom of the Opera"Nominees:
*James Lapine
*Mbongeni Ngema
*Jerry Zaks

Best Choreography----
*Michael Smuin for "Anything Goes"Nominees:
*Lar Lubovitch
*Gillian Lynne
*Ndaba Mhlongo and Mbongeni Ngema

Best Book of a Musical----
*Into the Woods by James LapineNominees:
*"The Gospel at Colonus" by Lee Breuer
*"The Phantom of the Opera" by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber
*"Romance/Romance by Barry Harman

Best Original Score Written for the Theatre----
*Into the Woods Music and lyrics by Stephen SondheimNominees:
*"The Phantom of the Opera" Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe
*"Romance/Romance" Music by Keith Herrmann, lyrics by Barry Harman
*"Sarafina!" Music and lyrics by Mbongeni Ngema and Hugh Masakela

Best Scenic Design----
*Maria Björnson ("The Phantom of the Opera")Nominees:
*Eiko Ishioka
*Tony Straiges
*Tony Walton

Tony Award for Best Costume Design----
*Maria Björnson ("The Phantom of the Opera")Nominees:
*Ann Hould-Ward
*Eiko Ishioka
*Tony Walton

Tony Award for Best Lighting ----
*Andrew Bridge for "The Phantom of the Opera"Nominees:
*Paul Gallo
*Richard Nelson
*Andy Phillips

pecial Awards

*Regional Theater Tony Award
South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA

*Special Awards :Brooklyn Academy of Music

External links

* [http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/index.html Tony Awards Official Site]


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