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Encyclopedia > 1st Tony Awards

The 1st Tony Awards were held on April 6, 1947 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. [1] The ceremony was broadcast on radio station WOR and the Mutual Network. The Master of Ceremonies was Brock Pemberton. What is popularly called the Tony Award® but is formally the Antoinette Perry Award is an annual American award celebrating achievements in theater, including musical theater. ... April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... The hotels name with a single hyphen is engraved and gilded over the entrance. ... WOR is the callsign currently used by one broadcaster in New York, New York, and formerly used by two others: WOR AM WOR-FM is now WRKS-FM WOR-TV is now WWOR-TV This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise... The Mutual Broadcasting System (1934 - 1999) was a radio network based in the USA. The ancestor of Mutual was the Quality Network, founded in 1929 with four radio stations: WLS in Chicago, WOR in New York City, WLW in Cincinnati, and WXYZ in Detroit. ... Brock Pemberton Brock Pemberton (December 14, 1885 - March 11, 1950) was a theatrical producer, director and founder of the Tony Awards. ...


Musicals represented were: The Chocolate Soldier; Street Scene; Brigadoon; Oklahoma!; Call Me Mister; Carousel; and Finian's Rainbow. The Chocolate Soldier is an operetta by Oscar Straus based on George Bernard Shaws 1894 Arms and the Man. ... Street Scene is a play by Elmer Rice, which opened at the Playhouse Theatre in New York City on January 10, 1929 and ran for a total of 601 performances. ... DVD cover Brigadoon is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, first produced in 1947. ... Oklahoma! (1943) was the first musical play written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II (see Rodgers and Hammerstein). ... Call Me Mister was a Broadway revue with sketches by Arnold Auerbach and words and music by Harold Rome. ... Carousel is a 1945 stage musical by Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (book and lyrics) that was adapted from Ferenc Molnars play Liliom. ... Finians Rainbow, with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, was a musical that opened on Broadway in 1947, with Ella Logan and David Wayne in the lead roles. ...


The award itself was a scroll, an initialed sterling silver compact case for the women, and an engraved gold bill clip or cigarette lighter for the men.

Contents

Winners and Nominees

Winners are in bold [2][3]


Performance

The Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play is awarded to the actor who was voted as the best actor in a play, whether a new production or a revival. ... José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón (January 8, 1909 – January 26, 1992), was an actor and film director, born in the Santurce district of San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... Cyrano de Bergerac Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac (March 6, 1619 – July 28, 1655) was a French dramatist and duellist born in Paris, who is now best remembered for the many works of fiction which have been woven around his life story, most notably the play by Edmond Rostand which... Fredric March (August 31, 1897 – April 14, 1975) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor. ... The Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play is awarded to the actress who was voted as the best actress in a play, whether a new production or a revival. ...   (pronounced in Swedish, but usually in English, IPA notation) (August 29, 1915 – August 29, 1982) was a three-time Academy Award-winning and two-time Emmy Award-winning Swedish actress. ... Joan of Lorraine is a 1946 play-within-a-play by Maxwell Anderson. ... Helen Hayes (October 10, 1900 – March 17, 1993) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress whose successful and award-winning career spanned almost 70 years. ... A Tony Award for the Best Performance by a Featured Actress has been awarded since 1947. ... Patricia Neal (born January 20, 1926, Packard, Kentucky) is an Academy Award winning American actress. ... The Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical is awarded to the actor who is voted the best non-starring actor in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ... David Wayne (born Wayne James McMeekan on 30 January 1914 in Traverse City, Michigan; died 9 February 1995 in Santa Monica, California) was a Broadway, film, and television actor, with a career spanning nearly half a century. ... Finians Rainbow, with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, was a musical that opened on Broadway in 1947, with Ella Logan and David Wayne in the lead roles. ...

Craft

The Tony Award for Best Direction has been given since 1947. ... Elia Kazan, (Greek: Ηλίας Καζάν, IPA: ), (September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003) was a Greek-American film and theatre director, film and theatrical producer, screenwriter, novelist and founder of the influential Actors Studio in New York in 1947. ... All My Sons is the name of a 1947 play by Arthur Miller. ... ... Costume designer Lucinda Ballard (1906 - 1993) spent most of her career working in the theatre. ... Street Scene is a play by Elmer Rice, which opened at the Playhouse Theatre in New York City on January 10, 1929 and ran for a total of 601 performances. ... The Chocolate Soldier is an operetta by Oscar Straus based on George Bernard Shaws 1894 Arms and the Man. ... The tony award for Choreography has been awarded since 1949. ... Agnes de Mille in “3 Virgins and a Devil”, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1941 Agnes George de Mille (September 18, 1905 – October 7, 1993) was an American dancer and choreographer. ... DVD cover Brigadoon is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, first produced in 1947. ... Michael Kidd (born Milton Greenwald 12 August 1919) is an Jewish-American film and stage choreographer. ... Finians Rainbow, with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, was a musical that opened on Broadway in 1947, with Ella Logan and David Wayne in the lead roles. ... 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 in that year. ... Kurt Julian Weill (March 2, 1900 – April 3, 1950), born in Dessau, Germany and died in New York City, was a German and in his later years, a German-American composer active from the 1920s until his death. ...

Special Awards

  • Dora Chamberlain
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ira Katzenberg
  • Jules Leventhal
  • P.A. MacDonald
  • Burns Mantle
  • Arthur Miller
  • Vincent Sardi, Sr.

Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright, essayist, and commited suicide in 2005 because of his wife was caught cheating and havin an affair . ...

External Links

  • Tony Awards Official Site

 
 

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