61st Tony Awards

61st Tony Awards

Infobox Tony Awards
name = 61st

caption = Official poster for the 61st annual Tony Awards
date = June 10 2007
venue = Radio City Music Hall, New York City, New York
host = Several
network = CBS
last = 60th
next = 62nd

The 61st Annual Tony Awards were held on June 10, 2007 at Radio City Music Hall, with CBS television broadcasting the ceremony live. As at the 2006 Tony awards, there was no host and the show was emceed by the presenters. The cut-off date for eligibility was May 9, meaning that to be qualified for the 2006-2007 season, shows must have opened before or on this date.

Jane Krakowski and Taye Diggs announced the nominations on May 15, 2007. [ [http://www.playbill.com/news/article/108083.html Playbill News: 2006-2007 Tony Nominations Announced; Spring Awakening Garners 11 Noms ] ] [ [http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/about/press/kit/2007-05-15/200705151179204079671.html The complete list of nominees from the official Tony Awards site] ]

This Tony Awards show won an Emmy Award, Outstanding Special Class Program, at the 59th Creative Arts Emmy Awards presented on September 8, 2007. Glenn Weiss, the director of the awards show, received a Directors Guild of America Awards nomination, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety (television). [ [http://www.playbill.com/news/article/114183.html playbill.com article, January 11, 2008] ]

Presenters and performances

Presenters: [ [http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/archive/ceremonies/2007.html The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards - Official Website by IBM ] ]
*Jane Alexander
*Christina Applegate
*Zach Braff
*Harry Connick, Jr.
*Claire Danes
*Jeff Daniels
*Brian Dennehy
*Taye Diggs
*Harvey Fierstein
*Carla Gugino
*Marvin Hamlisch
*Marcia Gay Harden
*Neil Patrick Harris
*Anne Heche
*Marg Helgenberger
*Christian Hoff
*Felicity Huffman
*Mark Indelicato
*Eddie Izzard
*John Kander
*Jane Krakowski
*Angela Lansbury
*Robert Sean Leonard
*John Mahoney
*Audra McDonald
*Idina Menzel
*Bebe Neuwirth
*Cynthia Nixon
*Donny Osmond
*Bernadette Peters
*David Hyde Pierce
*Christopher Plummer
*Daniel Reichard
*Anika Noni Rose
*Liev Schreiber
*Kevin Spacey
*J. Robert Spencer
*Tommy Tune
*John Turturro
*Usher (entertainer)
*Ben Vereen
*Vanessa L. Williams
*Patrick Wilson (actor)
*Rainn Wilson
*John Lloyd Young


The opening number had the cast of "A Chorus Line" in rehearsal clothing dancing and singing "I Hope I Get It," outside of Radio City Music Hall accompanied by Marvin Hamlisch on the piano, with the cast then ending on the stage in full gold costumes performing "One".

The following musicals or performers performed:

*"110 in the Shade" ("Raunchy") -- Audra McDonald and John Cullum
*"Grey Gardens" ("The Revolutionary Costume for Today") -- Christine Ebersole
*"Spring Awakening" (medley of "Mama Who Bore Me," "The Bitch of Living," and "Totally Fucked")-- Company
*"Curtains" ("Show People") -- Company
*"Mary Poppins" (medley of "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "Step in Time," and "Anything Can Happen") -- Company
*"Company" ("Being Alive") -- Raul Esparza
*"American Idol" winner and replacement star Fantasia Barrino performed a song from The Color Purple (musical) in honor of Regional Theater Tony Winner Alliance Theater in Atlanta, GA, where the show premiered.

Nominations and wins tally

*"Winners are in bold".


Tony Award for Best Play----
*"The Coast of Utopia" by Tom Stoppard
Producers: Lincoln Center Theater, André Bishop, Bernard Gersten, Bob Boyett

*"Frost/Nixon" by Peter Morgan
Producers: Arielle Tepper Madover, Matthew Byam Shaw, Robert Fox, Act Productions, David Binder, Debra Black, Annette Niemtzow/Harlene Freezer, The Weinstein Company, The Donmar Warehouse

*"The Little Dog Laughed" by Douglas Carter Beane
Producers: Roy Gabay, Susan Dietz, Morris Berchard, Steve Bozeman, Ted Snowdon, Jerry Frankel/Doug Nevin, Jennifer Manocherian/Ina Meibach, Second Stage Theatre, Carole Rothman, Ellen Richard

*"Radio Golf" by August Wilson
Producers: Jujamcyn Theaters, Margo Lion, Jeffrey Richards/Jerry Frankel, Tamara Tunie/Wendell Pierce, Fran Kirmser, Bunting Management Group, George Frontiere and Open Pictures, Lauren Doll/Steven Greil & The August Wilson Group, Wondercity Inc., Townsend Teague, Jack Viertel, Gordon Davidson

Tony Award for Best Musical----
Producers: Roger Berlind, Roger Horchow, Daryl Roth, Jane Bergère, Ted Hartley, Center Theatre Group

*"Grey Gardens"
Producers: East of Doheny, Staunch Entertainment, Randall Wreghitt/Mort Swinsky, Michael Alden, Edwin W. Schloss, Playwrights Horizons

*"Mary Poppins"
Producers: Disney, Cameron Mackintosh

*"Spring Awakening"
Producers: Ira Pittelman, Tom Hulce, Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Atlantic Theater Company, Jeffrey Sine, Freddy DeMann, Max Cooper, Mort Swinsky/Cindy and Jay Gutterman/Joe McGinnis/Judith Ann Abrams, ZenDog Productions/CarJac Productions, Aron Bergson Productions/Jennifer Manocherian/Ted Snowdon, Harold Thau/Terry Schnuck/Cold Spring Productions, Amanda Dubois/Elizabeth Eynon Wetherell, Jennifer Maloney/Tamara Tunie/Joe Cilibrasi/StyleFour Productions

Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play----
*"Inherit the Wind"
Producers: Boyett Ostar Productions, The Shubert Organization, Lawrence Horowitz, Jon Avnet/Ralph Guild, Roy Furman, Debra Black/Daryl Roth, Bill Rollnick/Nancy Ellison Rollnick, Stephanie P. McClelland

*"Journey's End"
Producers: Boyett Ostar Productions, Stephanie P. McClelland, Bill Rollnick, James D’Orta, Philip Geier"

*"Talk Radio"
Producers: Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jam Theatricals, Francis Finlay, Ronald Frankel, James Fuld, Jr., Steve Green, Judith Hansen, Patty Ann Lacerte, James Riley, Mary Lu Roffe/Mort Swinsky, Sheldon Stein, Terri & Timothy Childs/Stylefour Productions, Irving Welzer/Herb Blodgett

Producers: Manhattan Theatre Club, McCarter Theatre Center, Lynne Meadow, Barry Grove, Emily Mann, Jeffrey Woodward

Best Revival of a Musical----
*"The Apple Tree"
Producers: Roundabout Theatre Company, Todd Haimes, Harold Wolpert, Julia C. Levy

*"A Chorus Line"
Producer: Vienna Waits Productions

Producers: Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, Ambassador Theatre Group, Tulchin/Bartner Productions, Darren Bagert, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

*"110 in the Shade"
Producers: Roundabout Theatre Company, Todd Haimes, Harold Wolpert, Julia C. Levy


Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play----
*Boyd Gaines in "Journey's End"

*Frank Langella in "Frost/Nixon"

*Brían F. O’Byrne in "The Coast of Utopia"

*Christopher Plummer in "Inherit the Wind"

*Liev Schreiber in "Talk Radio"

Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play----
*Eve Best in "A Moon for the Misbegotten"

*Swoosie Kurtz in "Heartbreak House"

*Angela Lansbury in "Deuce"

*Vanessa Redgrave in "The Year of Magical Thinking"

*Julie White in "The Little Dog Laughed"

Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical----
*Michael Cerveris in "LoveMusik"

*Raúl Esparza in "Company"

*Jonathan Groff in "Spring Awakening"

*Gavin Lee in "Mary Poppins"

*David Hyde Pierce in "Curtains"

Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical----
*Laura Bell Bundy in "Legally Blonde The Musical"

*Christine Ebersole in "Grey Gardens"

*Audra McDonald in "110 in the Shade"

*Debra Monk in "Curtains"

*Donna Murphy in "LoveMusik"

Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play----
*Anthony Chisholm in "Radio Golf"

*Billy Crudup in "The Coast of Utopia"

*Ethan Hawke in "The Coast of Utopia"

*John Earl Jelks in "Radio Golf"

*Stark Sands in "Journey’s End"

Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play----
*Jennifer Ehle in "The Coast of Utopia"

*Xanthe Elbrick in "Coram Boy"

*Dana Ivey in "Butley"

*Jan Maxwell in "Coram Boy"

*Martha Plimpton in "The Coast of Utopia"

Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical----
*Brooks Ashmanskas in "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me"

*Christian Borle in "Legally Blonde The Musical"

*John Cullum in "110 in the Shade"

*John Gallagher Junior in "Spring Awakening"

*David Pittu in "LoveMusik"

Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical----
*Charlotte d'Amboise in "A Chorus Line"

*Rebecca Luker in "Mary Poppins"

*Orfeh in "Legally Blonde The Musical"

*Mary Louise Wilson in "Grey Gardens"

*Karen Ziemba in "Curtains"


Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical----
*"Curtains" by Rupert Holmes & Peter Stone

*"Grey Gardens" by Doug Wright

*"Legally Blonde The Musical" by Heather Hach

*"Spring Awakening" by Steven Sater

Tony Award for Best Original Score----
*"Curtains", Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb, John Kander & Rupert Holmes

*"Grey Gardens", Music by Scott Frankel; Lyrics by Michael Korie

*"Legally Blonde The Musical", Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe & Nell Benjamin

*"Spring Awakening", Music by Duncan Sheik; Lyrics by Steven Sater

Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play----
*Michael Grandage for "Frost/Nixon"

*David Grindley for "Journey’s End"

*Jack O’Brien for "The Coast of Utopia"

*Melly Still for "Coram Boy"

Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical----
*John Doyle for "Company"

*Scott Ellis for "Curtains"

*Michael Greif for "Grey Gardens"

*Michael Mayer (director) for "Spring Awakening"

Tony Award for Best Choreography----
*Rob Ashford for "Curtains"

*Matthew Bourne & Stephen Mear for "Mary Poppins"

*Bill T. Jones for "Spring Awakening"

*Jerry Mitchell for "Legally Blonde The Musical"

Tony Award for Best Orchestrations----
*Duncan Sheik for "Spring Awakening"

*Bruce Coughlin for "Grey Gardens"

*Jonathan Tunick for "LoveMusik"

*Jonathan Tunick for "110 in the Shade"

Tony Award for Best Scenic Design (PLAY)----
*Bob Crowley & Scott Pask for "The Coast of Utopia"

*Jonathan Fensom for "Journey’s End"

*David Gallo for "Radio Golf"

*Ti Green & Melly Still for "Coram Boy"

Tony Award for Best Scenic Design (MUSICAL)----
*Bob Crowley for "Mary Poppins"

*Christine Jones for "Spring Awakening"

*Anna Louizos for "High Fidelity"

*Allen Moyer for "Grey Gardens"

Tony Award for Best Costume Design (PLAY)----
*Catherine Zuber for "The Coast of Utopia"

*Ti Green & Melly Still for "Coram Boy"

*Jane Greenwood for "Heartbreak House"

*Santo Loquasto for "Inherit the Wind"

Tony Award for Best Costume Design (MUSICAL)----
*William Ivey Long for "Grey Gardens"

*Gregg Barnes for "Legally Blonde The Musical"

*Bob Crowley for "Mary Poppins"

*Susan Hilferty for "Spring Awakening"

Tony Award for Best Lighting Design (PLAY)----
*Brian MacDevitt, [Kenneth Posner] , and Natasha Katz, for "The Coast of Utopia"

*Paule Constable for "Coram Boy"

*Brian MacDevitt for "Inherit the Wind"

*Jason Taylor for "Journey’s End"

Tony Award for Best Lighting Design (MUSICAL)----
*Kevin Adams for "Spring Awakening"

*Christopher Akerlind for "110 in the Shade"

*Howard Harrison for "Mary Poppins"

*Peter Kaczorowski for "Grey Gardens"

Special Tony Award

Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event----
*"Jay Johnson: The Two and Only!", Producers: Roger Alan Gindi, Stewart F. Lane & Bonnie Comley, Dan Whitten, Herbert Goldsmith Productions, Ken Grossman, Bob & Rhonda Silver, Michael A. Jenkins/Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc., Wetrock Entertainment

*"Kiki & Herb Alive on Broadway", Producers: David J. Foster, Jared Geller, Ruth Hendel, Jonathan Reinis, Inc., Billy Zavelson, Jamie Cesa, Anne Strickland Squadron, Jennifer Manocherian, Gary Allen, Melvin Honowitz

Regional Theatre Tony Award----
*Alliance Theatre Company, Atlanta, Georgia

Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre----
*Not awarded


ee also

*Tony Award

External links

* [http://www.TonyAwards.com The Official Website of the Tony Awards]

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