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Encyclopedia > 54th Tony Awards

The 54th Annual Tony Awards was broadcast by CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 4, 2000; "The First Ten" awards ceremony was telecast on PBS television. The event was hosted by Rosie O’Donnell, with special guest Nathan Lane. CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... Radio City Music Hall at Christmas 2005 Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... Rosie ODonnell (on right) and life-partner Kelli Carpenter-ODonnell speaking after their legal union on February 26, 2004 in San Francisco. ... Nathan Lane (born February 3, 1956) is a Screen Actors Guild Award and Tony Award-winning American actor of the stage and screen. ...


The opening number was "A Tony Opening", with Rosie O’Donnell, Jane Krakowski, Jesse L. Martin, and Megan Mullally. Jane Krakowski (née Krajkowski, born October 11, 1968 in Parsippany, New Jersey) is an American actress. ... Jesse Lamont Martin (born Jesse Lamont Watkins, January 18, 1969) is an American theatre, film, and television actor, best known for his roles as Tom Collins in Rent and as Detective Ed Green in the NBC series Law & Order. ... Megan Mullally (born November 12, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is a three-time SAG and two-time Emmy Award-winning American actress, talk show host, singer and comedian, best known for her role as Karen Walker on Will & Grace. ...


Musicals represented were: Contact ; Kiss Me, Kate; Jesus Christ Superstar; The Music Man; The Wild Party (LaChiusa); Swing!; and James Joyce's The Dead. Contact: The Musical is a musical that was developed by Susan Stroman and John Weidman. ... Kiss Me, Kate is a stage musical by Samuel and Bella Spewack (book) and Cole Porter (music and lyrics) that ran for 1,077 performances and was first performed in New York on December 30, 1948. ... The US album cover for the 1970 release of Jesus Christ Superstar. ... This article is about the Broadway musical. ... // The Wild Party, a poem in the classical epic style, is Joseph Moncure Marchs first published work. ... Swing! is a musical conceived by Paul Kelley with music by various artists. ... James Joyces The Dead is a Broadway musical by Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey based upon James Joyces short story of the same name. ...


Michael Blakemore is the only director to win Tony Awards as Best Director of a Play and Best Director of a Musical in the same year. He won this year for Copenhagen (play) and Kiss Me, Kate (musical).

Contents

Winners and nominees

Winners are in bold


Production

Best Play A Tony Award for Best Play has been awarded since 1947. ...


Nominees: Copenhagen is a play by Michael Frayn, based around an event that occurred in Copenhagen in 1941, a meeting between the physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg. ... Michael Frayn (born 8 September 1933) is an English playwright and novelist. ...


Best Musical Dirty Blonde is a forthcoming memoir book by rock musician and actress Courtney Love. ... Penguin Books edition with (left to right) Frances Conroy, Patrick Stewart, and Katy Selverstone The Ride Down Mt. ... 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 . ... True West Magazine (alternate title: TrueWest) is an American magazine that contains glossy articles and covers; reporting about events that happened in the Old West era. ... Actor Sam Shepard mulls over a scene in the motion picture Stealth, while filming on June 15, 2004, aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. ... // 1940s 1949 Kiss Me, Kate - Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Bella and Samuel Spewack. ...


Nominees: Contact: The Musical is a musical that was developed by Susan Stroman and John Weidman. ...


Best Revival of a Play James Joyces The Dead is a Broadway musical by Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey based upon James Joyces short story of the same name. ... Swing! is a musical conceived by Paul Kelley with music by various artists. ... // The Wild Party, a poem in the classical epic style, is Joseph Moncure Marchs first published work. ... The Tony Award for Best Revival (Play) has only been awarded since 1994. ...


Nominees: The Real Thing is: A music album by Faith No More -- see The Real Thing (album); A play by Tom Stoppard. ...


Best Revival of a Musical Playbill, 1981 For other uses, see Amadeus (disambiguation). ... Poster for the 2000 Broadway revival A Moon for the Misbegotten is a play by Eugene ONeill. ... Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright, essayist and author. ... The Tony Award for Best Revival (Musical) has been awarded since 1994. ...


Nominees: Kiss Me, Kate is a stage musical by Samuel and Bella Spewack (book) and Cole Porter (music and lyrics) that ran for 1,077 performances and was first performed in New York on December 30, 1948. ...

The US album cover for the 1970 release of Jesus Christ Superstar. ... This article is about the Broadway musical. ... Argentine tango can refer to: Tango (dance) as a dance style. ...

Performance

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play 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. ...


Nominees: Stephen Dillane (born 30 November 1956, London, England) is a Tony Award winning British Actor. ... The Real Thing is a play by Tom Stoppard, first performed in 1982. ...


Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play Gabriel Byrne (born 12 May 1950) is an Irish actor. ... Philip Seymour Hoffman (born July 23, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... John Christopher Reilly (born May 24, 1965) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... David Suchet OBE (born May 2, 1946) is an English actor best known for his television portrayal of Agatha Christies Hercule Poirot in the television series Agatha Christies Poirot. ... 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. ...


Nominees: Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth in Pride and Prejudice Jennifer Ehle (born December 29, 1969) is a stage and screen actress best known for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in the 1995 mini-series Pride and Prejudice. ... The Real Thing is a play by Tom Stoppard, first performed in 1982. ...


Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical Jayne Atkinson (born February 18, 1959) in Bournemouth, Dorset, UK is an American stage, film, and television actress. ... Rosemary Harris (born September 19, 1930[1] in Ashby, Suffolk, England) is an Academy Award nominated English actress and a member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame. ... Cherry Jones with Gabriel Byrne on the poster for the 2000 Broadway revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten Cherry Jones (born November 21, 1956) is a Tony Award-winning American actress. ... The Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical is awarded to the actor who was voted as the best actor in a musical play, whether a new production or a revival. ...


Nominees: Brian Stokes Mitchell (b. ... Kiss Me, Kate is a stage musical by Samuel and Bella Spewack (book) and Cole Porter (music and lyrics) that ran for 1,077 performances and was first performed in New York on December 30, 1948. ...


Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical Craig Bierko (born August 18, 1964 in Rye Brook, New York, USA) is an American actor most famous for his role as Max Baer in the film Cinderella Man. ... With Angela Lansbury in Sweeney Todd George Hearn (born June 18, 1934, in St. ... Mandy Patinkin as Rube John Sofer from the television show Dead Like Me. ... Christopher Walken (born Ronald Walken on March 31, 1943) is an Academy Award-winning American film and theatre actor. ... The Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical is awarded to the actress who was voted as the best actress in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ...


  • Heather Headley for Aida

Nominees: Heather Headley on the cover of her 2002 debut album This Is Who I Am Heather Headley (born October 5, 1974) is a Grammy nominated R&B singer from Trinidad and Tobago. ... Aida is a musical drama in two acts based on Giuseppe Verdis Italian-language opera by the same name, which is in turn based on a story by Auguste Mariette. ...


Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play Toni Collette promoting In Her Shoes Antonia Collette (born November 1, 1972) is an Academy award-nominated Australian actress. ... Rebecca Luker is an American musical theatre actress and soprano who has appeared in several prominent Broadway productions. ... Marin Mazzie (born October 9, 1960) is an American actress and singer best known for her work in musical theater. ... Audra McDonald Audra McDonald is an American singer and four-time Tony Award-winning actress. ... A Tony Award for the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play has been awarded since 1949. ...


Nominees: Roy Dotrice Roy Dotrice (born 26 May 1923) is a British actor. ...


Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play Kevin Chamberlin (born November 25, 1963 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA) is an American actor. ... Daniel Davis (born November 26, 1945 in Gurdon, Arkansas) is an American actor, perhaps best known for his role of Niles the butler, in The Nanny. ... A Tony Award for the Best Performance by a Featured Actress has been awarded since 1947. ...


Nominees: Blair Brown (born 23 April 1946 in Washington, District of Columbia) is an acclaimed stage actress who has also reached a broader audience with her television and film work, particularly, in the 1980s. ...


Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Frances Conroy as Ruth Fisher in Six Feet Under. ... Amy Ryan is the Project Coordinator for the Research Database component of Child Care and Early Education Research Connections, a joint project of National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) of Columbia University, the Child Care Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Inter... Helen Stenborg is an American stage actress who has made numerous appearances on film and television. ... 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. ...


Nominees: Boyd Gaines is an American actor born on May 11, 1953. ...


Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical Michael Berresse (born August 15, 1964) is an American actor. ... Stephen Spinella is an American actor born 11 October 1956 in Naples, Italy. ... The Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical is awarded to the actress who is voted the best non-starring actress in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ...


Nominees: Karen Ziemba is an American musical theatre actress known for her work in several Broadway stage productions. ...

Laura Benanti (born July 15, 1979 in Kinnelon, New Jersey) is an American musical theatre actress who has appeared in numerous Broadway theatre productions. ... Ann Hampton Callaway (born May 30, 1959) is a singer, composer, lyricist, pianist, and actress. ... Eartha Kitt (born Eartha Mae Keith on January 17, 1927), [1] is an American actress, singer, and cabaret star. ...

Craft

Best Direction of a Play The Tony Award for Best Direction has been given since 1947. ...


Nominees: Michael Blakemore on the cover of his memoir, Arguments with England Michael Howell Blakemore, OBE, (b. ... Copenhagen is a play by Michael Frayn, based around an event that occurred in Copenhagen in 1941, a meeting between the physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg. ...


Best Direction of a Musical James Lapine (born January 10, 1949 in Mansfield, Ohio) is an Jewish-American director and librettist. ... Matthew Warchus (Director), studied music and drama at Bristol University. ... The Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical has been given since 1960. ...


Nominees: Michael Blakemore on the cover of his memoir, Arguments with England Michael Howell Blakemore, OBE, (b. ... Kiss Me, Kate is a stage musical by Samuel and Bella Spewack (book) and Cole Porter (music and lyrics) that ran for 1,077 performances and was first performed in New York on December 30, 1948. ...


Best Choreography Susan Stroman (born October 17, 1954 in Wilmington, Delaware) is a Broadway director, choreographer, and performer. ... This article is about the Broadway musical. ... Susan Stroman (born October 17, 1954 in Wilmington, Delaware) is a Broadway director, choreographer, and performer. ... Look up Contact in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The tony award for Choreography has been awarded since 1949. ...


Nominees: Susan Stroman (born October 17, 1954 in Wilmington, Delaware) is a Broadway director, choreographer, and performer. ... Contact: The Musical is a musical that was developed by Susan Stroman and John Weidman. ...


Best Book of a Musical Kathleen Marshall is a choreographer, director and creative consultant. ... Susan Stroman (born October 17, 1954 in Wilmington, Delaware) is a Broadway director, choreographer, and performer. ... The Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical is the Tony awarded to the librettist(s) of the musical. ...


Nominees: Richard Nelson (b. ... James Joyces The Dead is a Broadway musical by Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey based upon James Joyces short story of the same name. ...


Best Original Score Written for the Theatre John Weidman is an American librettist. ... Michael John LaChiusa (born 1962) is a musical theatre composer and lyricist best known for his unusual sounding compositions for shows in the post-modern school. ... Marie Christine is a musical play written by Michael John LaChiusa. ... Michael John LaChiusa (born 1962) is a musical theatre composer and lyricist best known for his unusual sounding compositions for shows in the post-modern school. ... George C. Wolfe (September 23, 1954 - ) is an African-American playwright and director of theater and film. ... 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. ...


Nominees: Aida is a musical drama in two acts based on Giuseppe Verdis Italian-language opera by the same name, which is in turn based on a story by Auguste Mariette. ...


Best Orchestrations James Joyces The Dead is a Broadway musical by Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey based upon James Joyces short story of the same name. ... Marie Christine is a musical play written by Michael John LaChiusa. ... // The Wild Party, a poem in the classical epic style, is Joseph Moncure Marchs first published work. ... The Tony Award for Best Orchestrations has been given since 1997. ...


  • Don Sebesky

Nominees:


Best Scenic Design Jonathan Tunick (born 19 April 1938) is an orchestrator, musical director and composer, who is a member of that small group of artists who have won all four major American performing awards: the Tony, Oscar, Emmy and Grammy. ... Harold Wheeler is a Tony-nominated composer, conductor, orchestrator, arranger, record producer, music director. ... The Tony Award for Best Scenic Design is the Tony Award given to a designer for outstanding set design of either a play or musical. ...


Nominees: R. T. Crowley (born March 2, 1948) is a pioneer in the development and practice of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), an early component of electronic commerce. ...


Tony Award for Best Costume Design Tony Walton (born Anthony John Walton, 24 October 1934) is an English Oscar, Tony and Emmy-winning set and costume designer. ... ...


  • Martin Pakledinaz

Nominees:


Tony Award for Best Lighting R. T. Crowley (born March 2, 1948) is a pioneer in the development and practice of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), an early component of electronic commerce. ... William Ivey Long is an American costume designer. ...


Nominees: This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

Jules Fisher (born November 12, 1937) in Norristown, Pennsylvania is a prolific, award-winning, lighting designer and producer. ... Jules Fisher (born November 12, 1937) in Norristown, Pennsylvania is a prolific, award-winning, lighting designer and producer. ... Peter Kaczorowski (born 1956) in Buffalo, New York is an award-winning lighting designer. ...

Special Awards

  • Regional Theatre Award
The Utah Shakespearean Festival
  • Special Lifetime Achievement Tony Award
T. Edward Hambleton

Special Tony Award For a Live Theatrical Presentation The Utah Shakespearean Festival is a festival of repertory productions of the works of William Shakespeare and other dramatists. ...

Dame Edna: The Royal Tour

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre Dame Edna Everage is a character played by Barry Humphries. ...

Eileen Heckart
Sylvia Herscher
City Center Encores!

Eileen Heckart was an American actress of stage, screen and television. ... New York City Centers Encores!® Great American Musicals in Concert has been performing since 1994. ...

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