37th Tony Awards


37th Tony Awards

The 37th Annual Tony Awards was broadcast by CBS television on June 5, 1983 from the Gershwin Theatre. Hosts were Richard Burton, Lena Horne, and Jack Lemmon.

Presenters: George Abbott, Diahann Carroll, David Cassidy, James Coco, Cleavant Derricks, Colleen Dewhurst, Sergio Franchi, Bonnie Franklin, Peter Michael Goetz, Mark Hamill, Cheryl Hartley, Florence Lacey, Frank Langella, Court Miller, Liliane Montevecchi, Jerry Orbach, Jay Patterson, John Rubinstein, Pamela Sousa.

Special Salute: A medley of George Gershwin songs. At the end of the ceremony the Uris Theatre was renamed the Gershwin Theatre. Songs included: "The Real American Folk Song" sung by Diahann Carroll, "Stairway to Paradise" sung by Ben Vereen, "Somebody Loves Me" sung by Jack Lemon and Ginger Rogers, "Lady Be Good" sung by Hal Linden and Ginger Rogers, "Someone to Watch Over Me" sung by Melissa Manchester, "How Long Has This Been Going On?" sung by Bonnie Franklin, "Vodka" sung by Dorothy Loudon, "I've Got Rhythm" sung by Michele Lee and "There's a Boat dat's Leavin' Soon For New York" sung by Robert Guillaume.

Musicals represented:
*"Cats" ("Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats" - Company/"Memory" - Betty Buckley);
*"Merlin" ("It's About Magic" - Doug Henning and Company);
*"My One and Only" ("Kicking the Clouds Away" - Tommy Tune and Company).

Winners and Nominees

"Winners are in bold "

Production

Best Play----
*"Torch Song Trilogy" by Harvey Fierstein. Produced by Kenneth Waissman, Martin Markinson, Lawrence Lane, John Glines, BetMar, and Donald Tick
*"Angels Fall" by Lanford Wilson. Produced by Elliot Martin, Circle Repertory Co., Lucille Lortel, The Shubert Organization, and The Kennedy Center
*"'night, Mother" by Marsha Norman. Produced by Dann Byck, Wendell Cherry, The Shubert Organization and Frederick M. Zollo
*"Plenty" by David Hare. Produced by Joseph Papp

Best Musical----
*"Cats". Produced by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Company, Inc., David Geffen, and The Shubert Organization
*"Blues in the Night". Produced by Mitchell Maxwell, Alan J. Schuster, Fred H. Krones, and M2 Entertainment, Inc.
*"Merlin". Produced by Ivan Reitman, Columbia Pictures Stage Productions, Inc., Marvin A. Krauss, and James M. Nederlander
*"My One and Only". Produced by Paramount Theatre Productions, Francine LeFrak, and Kenneth-Mark Productions

Reproduction (Play or Musical)----
*"On Your Toes". Produced by Alfred de Liagre, Jr., Roger L. Stevens, John Mauceri, Donald R. Seawell and Andre Pastoria
*"All's Well That Ends Well". Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company
*"A View From the Bridge". Produced by Zev Bufman and Sidney Schlenker
*"The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial". Produced by Circle in the Square Theatre and The Kennedy Center

Performance

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play----
*"'Harvey Fierstein ("Torch Song Trilogy")
*Jeffrey DeMunn ("K2")
*Edward Herrmann ("Plenty")
*Tony Lo Bianco ("A View from the Bridge")

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play----
*"'Jessica Tandy ("Foxfire")
*Kathy Bates ("Night, Mother")
*Kate Nelligan ("Plenty")
*Anne Pitoniak ("Night, Mother")

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical----
*Tommy Tune ("My One and Only")
*Al Green ("Your Arm's Too Short To Box With God")
*George Hearn ("A Doll's Life")
*Michael V. Smartt ("Porgy and Bess")

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical----
*Natalia Makarova ("On Your Toes")
*Lonette McKee ("Show Boat")
*Chita Rivera ("Merlin")
*Twiggy (My One and Only)

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play----
*"'Matthew Broderick" ("Brighton Beach Memoirs")
*Željko Ivanek ("Brighton Beach Memoirs")
*George N. Martin ("Plenty")
*Stephen Moore ("All's Well That Ends Well")

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play----
*Judith Ivey ("Steaming")
*Elizabeth Franz ("Brighton Beach Memoirs")
*Roxanne Hart ("Passion")
*Margaret Tyzack ("All's Well That Ends Well")

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical----
*Charles Honi Coles ("My One and Only")
*Harry Groener ("Cats")
*Stephen Hanan ("Cats")
*Lara Teeter ("On Your Toes")

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical----
*Betty Buckley ("Cats")
*Christine Andreas ("On Your Toes")
*Karla Burns ("Show Boat")
*Denny Dillon ("My One and Only")

Craft

Best Direction of a Play----
*Gene Saks ("Brighton Beach Memoirs")
*Marshall W. Mason ("Angels Fall")
*Tom Moore ("Night, Mother")
*Trevor Nunn ("All's Well That Ends Well")

Best Direction of a Musical----
*Trevor Nunn ("Cats")
*Michael Kahn ("Show Boat")
*Ivan Reitman ("Merlin")
*Tommy Tune AND Thommie Walsh ("My One and Only")

Best Choreography----
*Tommy Tune AND Thommie Walsh ("My One and Only")
*George Faison ("Porgy and Bess")
*Gillian Lynne ("Cats")
*Donald Saddler ("On Your Toes")

Best Book of a Musical----
*"Cats" by T.S. Eliot
*"A Doll's Life" by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
*"Merlin" by Richard Levinson and William Link
*"My One and Only "by Peter Stone and Timothy S. Mayer

Best Original Score Written for the Theatre----
*"Cats". Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by T.S. Eliot
*"A Doll's Life". Music by Larry Grossman, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
*"Merlin". Music by Elmer Bernstein, lyrics by Don Black
*"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers". Music by Gene de Paul, Al Kasha, and Joel Hirschhorn, lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn

Best Scenic Design----
* Ming Cho Lee ("K2")
*John Gunter ("All's Well That Ends Well")
*David Mitchell ("Foxfire")
*John Napier ("Cats")

Tony Award for Best Costume Design----
*John Napier ("Cats")
*Lindy Hemming ("All's Well That Ends Well")
*Rita Ryack ("My One and Only")
*Patricia Zipprodt ("Alice in Wonderland")

Tony Award for Best Lighting Design----
*David Hersey ("Cats")
*Ken Billington ("Foxfire")
*Robert Bryan ("All's Well That Ends Well")
*Allen Lee Hughes ("K2")

pecial awards

*Regional Theatre Award - Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association

External links

* [http://www.tonyawards.com/p/tonys_search Official Site]


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