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Tony Walton (born Anthony John Walton, 24 October 1934) is an English Oscar, Tony and Emmy-winning set and costume designer. October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... An Emmy Award. ... Scenic design also known as Stage design is the creation of theatrical scenery. ... Costume design is the design of the appearance of the characters in a theater or cinema performance. ...

Walton was born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. He began his career in 1957 with the stage design for Noel Coward's Broadway production of Conversation Piece. Throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s he designed for the New York and London stage. He entered motion pictures as costume designer and visual consultant for Mary Poppins in 1964, for which he received an Oscar nomination. Walton-On-Thames is a town in the Elmbridge borough of Surrey in South East England. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, part of the South East England region and one of the Home Counties. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sir Noel Peirce Coward (spelling his forename Noël with the diaeresis was an affectation of later life) (16 December 1899 – 26 March 1973) was an English actor, playwright, and composer of popular music. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions, based on the Mary Poppins series of childrens books written by P. L. Travers and illustrated by Mary Shepard. ...

His awards include an Oscar for All That Jazz in 1980 and an Emmy for the acclaimed 1985 TV version of Death of a Salesman. He has received many Oscar, Emmy and other nominations, including BAFTA nominations for costume and set design for Murder on the Orient Express in 1975 and Oscar nominations for both costume design and set direction/art direction for the motion picture version of The Wiz in 1979. Broadway Productions and others include (selected): All That Jazz is a 1979 musical film and semi-autobiographical fantasy by and about Bob Fosse. ... Cover to the Penguin Group edition. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Murder on the Orient Express is a 1974 feature film, based on the 1934 novel by Agatha Christie and featuring Hercule Poirot. ... For the New York area electronics stores, see Nobody Beats The Wiz. ...

  • Pippin, 1972 (Tony and Drama Desk Awards)
  • Shelter, 1973 (Drama Desk Award)
  • Chicago, 1975
  • Sophisticated Ladies, 1981
  • The Real Thing, 1984
  • Hurlyburly, 1984
  • I'm Not Rappaport, 1985
  • House of Blue Leaves, 1986 (Tony and Drama Desk Awards)
  • Front Page, 1986
  • Social Security, 1986 (Drama Desk Award)
  • Anything Goes, 1987
  • Grand Hotel, 1989;
  • Six Degrees of Seperation, 1990
  • The Will Rogers Follies, 1991
  • Death and the Maiden, 1992
  • Conversations with My Father, 1992
  • Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, 1992
  • Guys and Dolls, 1992 (Tony and Drama Desk Awards)
  • Tommy Tune Tonight, 1992
  • She Loves Me, 1993
  • A Grand Night for Singing, 1993
  • Laughter on the 23rd Floor, 1993
  • Picnic, 1994
  • A Christmas Carol, NYC, 1994
  • Company, 1995
  • Moonlight, 1995
  • A Fair Country, 1996
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, 1996
  • The Shawl, 1996
  • Steel Pier, 1997
  • King David, 1997
  • 1776, 1997
  • The Cripple of Inishmaan, 1998
  • Annie Get Your Gun, 1999
  • On Raftery's Hill, 2000
  • Uncle Vanya, 2000
  • The Man Who Came to Dinner, 2000
  • Taller than a Dwarf, 2000
  • Our Town, 2002
  • Nobody Don't Like Yogi, 2003
  • The Boy Friend, 2003
  • Well, 2006

More recently, Walton has diversified into directing, with productions of:

Walton married Julie Andrews in 1959, and the two had a daughter (Emma Walton). They divorced in 1967 and Walton married Gen LeRoy in 1975. Oscar Fingal OFlahertie Wills Wilde (October 16, 1854 – November 30, 1900) was an Anglo-Irish playwright, novelist, poet, short story writer and Freemason. ... The Importance of Being Earnest The Importance of Being Earnest is a classic comedy of manners by Oscar Wilde. ... George Bernard Shaw (George) Bernard Shaw[1] (July 26, 1856 – November 2, 1950) was an Irish-British playwright and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925 and the Academy Award in 1938 for Pygmalion. ... Julie Andrews as Maria, with the Von Trapp children in The Sound Of Music. ...

External links

  • Tony Walton at the Internet Movie Database
  • Tony Walton at the Internet Broadway Database
  • Yahoo! Movies profile of Tony Walton

  Results from FactBites:
Broadway: The American Musical . Stars Over Broadway . Tony Walton | PBS (294 words)
Walton went on to earn Oscar nominations for his elegant costumes for the director's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (1974) and for both sets and costumes for Lumet's misguided THE WIZ (1978).
Walton finally shared a statuette (with Philip Rosenberg) for Bob Fosse's superb ALL THAT JAZZ (1979), which required the creation of not only contemporary Manhattan settings but also elaborate fantasy and flashback sequences, most notably a hospital setting.
Walton, however, has been one of the preeminent stage designers since the 1960s.
Julie Andrews: Our Favorite Nanny (570 words)
While growing up in England she had a long relationship with Tony Walton, the man she eventually married.
Tony had followed Julie to America for school and became a set designer (his sets include "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and "The Apple Tree").
While Julie was starring with Richard Burton in "Camelot" on Broadway (after her successful run as Eliza came to an end and was taken up by someone else), Walt Disney made a trip to see her and asked her to be a part of his latest film "Mary Poppins".
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