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The 33rd Annual Tony Awards

Title
The 33rd Annual Tony Awards [videorecording] / executive producer, Alexander H. Cohen ; produced and written by Hildy Parks ; directed by Clark Jones.
Publication
New York, c1979.

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Description
1 videodisc (DVD) (102 min.) : sd., col. NTSC; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the American Theatre Wing.
Series Statement
Tony Awards
Alternative Title
1979 Tony Awards
Subjects
Genre/Form
Television.
Note
  • Credits at end of tape.
  • Includes commercials and blackouts intended for commercials.
  • Not all awards presented included in the broadcast. For a complete list of recipients see tonyawards.com.
  • This year's theme explored theatrical superstitions, and various other showbiz beliefs.
  • Musicals and plays represented (show, song / performer): Ballroom, Fifty percent / Dorothy Loudon -- The best little whorehouse in Texas, The Aggie song / Company -- Eubie, Hot feet / Gregory Hines -- I remember Mama, A little bit more / Liv Ullmann, George Hearn and Company -- Sweeney Todd, The worst pies in London / Angela Lansbury -- They're playing our song, They're playing our song / Robert Klein and Lucie Arnaz.
  • Lawrence Langner Memorial Award for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in the American Theatre winner: Richard Rodgers.
  • Special Awards winner: Henry Fonda.
Access (note)
  • Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits (note)
  • Musical director, Elliot Lawrence ; co-produced by Roy A. Somlyo.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped by the CBS Television Network at the Shubert Theatre, New York, N.Y., during a live broadcast June 3, 1979.
Contents
  • Award recipients (performer, category / play title): Henderson Forsythe, featured actor / The best little whorehouse in Texas -- Michael Gough, featured actor / Bedroom farce -- Len Cariou, actor / Sweeney Todd -- Tom Conti, actor / Who's life is it anyway? -- Carlin Glynn, featured actress / The best little whorehouse in Texas -- Joan Hickson, featured actress / Bedroom farce -- Angela Lansbury, actress / Sweeney Todd -- Constance Cummings, actress (tie) / Wings -- Carole Shelley, actress (tie) / The elephant man.
  • Award recipients (name, category / play title): Hugh Wheeler, book / Sweeney Todd -- Michael Bennett and Bob Avian, choreographers / Ballroom -- Franne Lee, costume designer / Sweeney Todd -- Harold Prince, director, musical / Sweeney Todd -- Jack Hofsiss, director, play / The elephant man -- Roger Morgan, lighting designer / The crucifer of blood -- Charles Woodward, et al., producers, musical / Sweeney Todd -- Bernard Pomerance, playwright; Richmond Crinkley, Elizabeth I. McCann, et al., producers, play / The elephant man -- Eugene Lee, scenic designer / Sweeney Todd -- Stephen Sondheim, score / Sweeney Todd.
Call Number
NCOX 293
Title
The 33rd Annual Tony Awards [videorecording] / executive producer, Alexander H. Cohen ; produced and written by Hildy Parks ; directed by Clark Jones.
Imprint
New York, c1979.
Series
Tony Awards
Access
Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits
Musical director, Elliot Lawrence ; co-produced by Roy A. Somlyo.
Performer
Hosts: Jane Alexander, Henry Fonda, Liv Ullmann.
Presenters: Tom Bosley, Barry Bostwick, Ellen Burstyn, Georgia Engel, Jane Fonda, Celeste Holm, John Houseman, Barnard Hughes, Angela Lansbury, Ron Leibman, Jack Lemmon, Hal Linden, Jean Marsh, Al Pacino, Dick Van Dyke.
Event
Videotaped by the CBS Television Network at the Shubert Theatre, New York, N.Y., during a live broadcast June 3, 1979.
Added Author
Cohen, Alexander H., 1920-2000, producer.
Parks, Hildy, 1926-2004, producer.
Parks, Hildy, 1926-2004, writer.
Jones, Clark, 1920-2002, director.
Lawrence, Elliot, 1925-2021, conductor.
Somlyo, Roy A, producer.
Alexander, Jane, 1939- host.
Fonda, Henry, 1905-1982, host.
Ullmann, Liv, host.
Loudon, Dorothy, performer.
Hines, Gregory, performer.
Ullmann, Liv, performer.
Hearn, George, performer.
Lansbury, Angela, 1925-2022, performer.
Arnaz, Lucie, 1951- performer.
Klein, Robert, 1942- performer.
Bosley, Tom, presenter.
Bostwick, Barry, presenter.
Burstyn, Ellen, 1932- presenter.
Engel, Georgia, presenter.
Fonda, Jane, 1937- presenter.
Holm, Celeste, 1917-2012, presenter.
Houseman, John, 1902-1988, presenter.
Hughes, Barnard, 1915-2006, presenter.
Lansbury, Angela, 1925-2022, presenter.
Leibman, Ron, presenter.
Lemmon, Jack, presenter.
Linden, Hal, presenter.
Marsh, Jean, presenter.
Pacino, Al, 1940- presenter.
Van Dyke, Dick, presenter.
Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979, recipient.
Forsythe, Henderson, recipient.
Gough, Michael, 1916-2011, recipient.
Cariou, Len, recipient.
Conti, Tom, recipient.
Glynn, Carlin, recipient.
Lansbury, Angela, 1925-2022, recipient.
Shelley, Carole, recipient.
Wheeler, Hugh, 1912-1987, recipient.
Bennett, Michael, 1943-1987, recipient.
Avian, Bob, recipient.
Lee, Franne, 1941- recipient.
Prince, Harold, 1928-2019, recipient.
Hofsiss, Jack, recipient.
Morgan, Roger, 1938- recipient.
Lee, Eugene, 1939- recipient.
Sondheim, Stephen, recipient.
Fonda, Henry, 1905-1982, recipient.
Woodward, Charles, recipient.
McCann, Elizabeth I. (Elizabeth Ireland), 1931- recipient.
Crinkley, Richmond, 1940-1989, recipient.
American Theatre Wing, producer.
CBS Television Network.
Added Title
1979 Tony Awards
Gift of the American Theatre Wing.
Research Call Number
NCOX 293
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