2nd Tony Awards

2nd Tony Awards

Infobox Tony Awards
name = 2nd

imagesize =
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date = March 28, 1948
venue = Waldorf-Astoria Hotel New York City, New York
host = Harry Hirshfield, Bert Lytell and Hiram Sherman
network = WOR (radio), Mutual Network (radio)
last = 1st
next = 3rd

The 2nd Tony Awards were held on March 28 1948 at the Waldorf-Astoria Grand Ballroom in New York City, and broadcast on radio station WOR and the Mutual Network. The Masters of Ceremonies were Harry Hirshfield, Bert Lytell, and Hiram Sherman.

The award for the women was a gold bracelet, with a disc inscribed with the actress' initials and the name of the prize, and the men received a gold bill clip, similarly inscribed. [ [http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/archive/ceremonies/1948.html Tony Awards official site, Ceremonies, 1948] ]

The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, or more commonly, the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American theatre and are presented by the American Theatre Wing and the League of American Theatres and Producers at an annual ceremony in New York City. The awards are for Broadway productions and performances plus several non-competitive Special Awards (such as the Regional Theatre Award).

Performers and performances were: "High Button Shoes" (Nanette Fabray, Helen Gallagher, and Donald Saddler), "Make Mine Manhattan" (Kyle MacDonnell and Joshua Shelley), "Look Ma I'm Dancin'!" (Virginia Gorski and Don Liberto), Forest Bonshire, Jack Carter, Stan Fisher, Lisa Kirk, Kathryn Lee, Jack McCauley, Lucy Monroe, Ferruccio Tagliavini and Pia Tassinari (of the Metropolitan Opera), Maggie Teyte (City Center Opera). ["New York Times", Louis Calta, March 17, 1948, p. 10]

Winners and nominees

"Winners are in bold" [ [http://www.tonyawards.com/p/tonys_search?start=0&year=1948&award=All&lname=&fname=&show= Tony Awards History 1948] ]


;Best Play
*"Mister Roberts" by Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan (based on the Thomas Heggen novel) – Producer Leland Hayward

;Outstanding Foreign Company
*The cast of "The Importance of Being Earnest"


*Henry Fonda ("Mister Roberts") Winner
*Paul Kelly ("Command Decision")
*Basil Rathbone ("The Heiress")

*Judith Anderson ("Medea") Winner
*Katharine Cornell ("Antony and Cleopatra")
*Jessica Tandy ("A Streetcar Named Desire")

*"Paul Hartman"' ("Angel in the Wings") Winner

*Grace Hartman ("Angel in the Wings") Winner

Outstanding Performance By Newcomers
*June Lockhart ("For Love or Money")
*James Whitmore ("Command Decision")


*Joshua Logan ("Mister Roberts") Winner

Costume Designer
*Mary Percy Schenck ("The Heiress") Winner

*Jerome Robbins ("High Button Shoes") Winner

Tony Award for Best Conductor and Musical Director
*Max Meth ("Finian's Rainbow")

Tony Award for Best Scenic Designer
*Horace Armistead ("The Medium")

Tony Award for Best Stage Technician
*George Gebhardt

pecial Awards

*Progressive Theatre Operators:*Robert W. Dowling, president of City Investing Company, owner of several theatres in New York. :*Paul Beisman, operator of the American Theatre, St. Louis

*Spreading Theatre To The Country While The Originals Perform In New York :*Mary Martin ("Annie Get Your Gun"):*Joe E. Brown ("Harvey")

*Contribution To Development Of Regional Theatre:*Virginia Barter Theatre, Robert Porterfield

*Contribution To Theatre Through A Publication:*"Theatre Arts", Rosalind Gilder, editor

*Distinguished Wing Volunteer Worker Through The War And After:*Vera Allen

*Experiment In Theatre:*Experimental Theatre Inc., John Garfield accepting

*Special Award:*George Pierce, for twenty-five years of courteous and efficient service as a backstage doorman (Empire Theatre)

ee also

Tony Awards


External links

* [http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0153399.html Info please 1948 Tony Award winners]

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