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The 35th Annual Tony Awards

Title
The 35th Annual Tony Awards [videorecording] / executive producer, Alexander H. Cohen ; produced and written by Hildy Parks ; directed by Clark Jones.
Publication
New York, c1981.

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Description
2 videodiscs (DVD) (140 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the American Theatre Wing.
Series Statement
Tony Awards
Alternative Title
1981 Tony Awards
Subjects
Genre/Form
Television.
Note
  • Credits at end of video.
  • Not all awards presented included in the broadcast. For a complete list of recipients see tonyawards.com
  • The Tonys telecast of 1981 focused on women's achievements in the theatre.
  • Musicals and plays represented (show, song / performer): A chorus line, What I did for love / Priscilla Lopez -- Ain't misbehavin', I've got a feeling I'm falling / Nell Carter -- Annie, Tomorrow / Andrea McArdle -- Evita, Buenos Aires / Patti LuPone -- 42nd Street, Lullaby of Broadway / Jerry Orbach and Company -- Lena Horne: the lady & her music, If you believe / Lena Horne -- Piaf, La vie en rose / Jane Lapotaire -- Sophisticated ladies, Rockin' in rhythm, Company -- Sweeney Todd, By the sea / Angela Lansbury -- Tintypes, It's delightful to be married; Fifty-fifty / Company -- Woman of the year, One of the boys / Lauren Bacall and Men.
  • Regional Theatre Award: Trinity Square Repertory Company, Providence, Rhode Island, Adrian Hall, director.
  • Special Award: Lena Horne, for Lena Horne: the lady and her music
  • Award recipients (performer, category / play title): Hinton Battle, featured actor / Sophisticated ladies -- Brian Backer, featured actor / The floating light bulb -- Kevin Kline, actor / The pirates of Penzance -- Ian McKellen, actor / Amadeus -- Marilyn Cooper, featured actress / Woman of the year -- Swoosie Kurtz, featured actress / Fifth of July -- Lauren Bacall, actress / Woman of the year -- Jane Lapotaire, actress / Piaf.
  • Award recipients (name, category / play title): Peter Stone, book / Woman of the year -- Gower Champion, choreographer, award accepted by his son Greg Champion / 42nd Street -- Willa Kim, costume designer / Sophisticated ladies -- Wilford Leach, director, musical / The pirates of Penzance -- Peter Hall, director, play / Amadeus -- John Bury, lighting designer / Amadeus -- David Merrick, producer, musical / 42nd Street --Peter Shaffer, playwright; The Shubert Organization, Bernard B. Jacobs, chairman; Elizabeth I. McCann, Nelle Nugent, and Roger S. Berlind, producers, play / Amadeus -- Joseph Papp and The New York Shakespeare Festival, producers, revival / The pirates of Penzance -- John Bury, scenic designer / Amadeus -- John Kander, music; Fred Ebb, lyrics, score / Woman of the year.
  • Includes blackouts intended for television commercials.
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 Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York, N.Y., during a live broadcast June 7, 1981.
Call Number
NCOX 295
Title
The 35th Annual Tony Awards [videorecording] / executive producer, Alexander H. Cohen ; produced and written by Hildy Parks ; directed by Clark Jones.
Imprint
New York, c1981.
Series
Tony Awards
Access
Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits
Musical director, Elliot Lawrence ; co-produced by Roy A. Somlyo.
Performer
Hosts: Ellen Burstyn, Richard Chamberlain.
Performers: Richard Chamberlain, Jose Ferrer, Robert Goulet, Robert Klein, Jack Klugman, Peter Nero, Tony Randall, Christopher Reeve, Jason Robards, Tony Roberts, Richard Thomas, Ben Vereen, Billy Dee Williams.
Presenters: Jane Alexander, Lucie Arnaz, Beatrice Arthur, Lauren Bacall, Zoe Caldwell, Diahann Carroll, Nell Carter, Colleen Dewhurst, Jose Ferrer, Phyllis Frelich, Julie Harris, Helen Hayes, Celeste Holm, Lena Horne, Judith Jamison, Marjorie Bradley Kellogg, Angela Lansbury, Jane Lapotaire, Michael Learned, Priscilla Lopez, Patti LuPone, Andrea McArdle, Carolyn Mignini, Ann Miller, Tharon Musser, Patricia Neal, Carole Bayer Sager, Ntozake Shange, Meryl Streep, Elizabeth Taylor, Lynne Thigpen, Mary Catherine Wright, Patricia Zipprodt.
Event
Videotaped by the CBS Television Network at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York, N.Y., during a live broadcast June 7, 1981.
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.
Burstyn, Ellen, 1932- host.
Chamberlain, Richard, 1935- host.
Lopez, Priscilla, 1948- performer.
Carter, Nell, performer.
McArdle, Andrea, performer.
LuPone, Patti, performer.
Orbach, Jerry, performer.
Horne, Lena, performer.
Lapotaire, Jane, performer.
Lansbury, Angela, 1925- performer.
Bacall, Lauren, 1924-2014, performer.
Chamberlain, Richard, 1935- performer.
Ferrer, José, 1912-1992, performer.
Goulet, Robert, 1933-2007, performer.
Klein, Robert, 1942- performer.
Klugman, Jack, performer.
Nero, Peter, 1934- performer.
Randall, Tony, performer.
Reeve, Christopher, 1952-2004, performer.
Robards, Jason, performer.
Roberts, Tony, 1939- performer.
Thomas, Richard, 1951- performer.
Vereen, Ben, performer.
Williams, Billy Dee, 1937- performer.
Alexander, Jane, 1939- presenter.
Arnaz, Lucie, 1951- presenter.
Arthur, Beatrice, presenter.
Bacall, Lauren, 1924-2014. presenter.
Caldwell, Zoe, presenter.
Carroll, Diahann, presenter.
Carter, Nell, presenter.
Dewhurst, Colleen, presenter.
Ferrer, José, 1912-1992, presenter.
Frelich, Phyllis, presenter.
Harris, Julie, 1925-2013, presenter.
Hayes, Helen, 1900-1993, presenter.
Holm, Celeste, 1917-2012, presenter.
Horne, Lena, presenter.
Jamison, Judith, presenter.
Kellogg, M. Bradley, presenter.
Lansbury, Angela, 1925- presenter.
Lapotaire, Jane, presenter.
Learned, Michael, presenter.
Lopez, Priscilla, 1948- presenter.
LuPone, Patti, presenter.
McArdle, Andrea, presenter.
Mignini, Carolyn, presenter.
Miller, Ann, 1923-2004, presenter.
Musser, Tharon, presenter.
Neal, Patricia, 1926-2010, presenter.
Sager, Carole Bayer, presenter.
Shange, Ntozake, presenter.
Streep, Meryl, presenter.
Taylor, Elizabeth, 1932-2011. presenter.
Thigpen, Lynne, presenter.
Wright, Mary Kathryn, presenter.
Zipprodt, Patricia, 1925-1999, presenter.
Shaffer, Peter, 1926-2016, recipient.
Jacobs, Bernard B., 1916-1996, recipient.
Champion, Greg, recipient.
Battle, Hinton, recipient.
Backer, Brian, 1956- recipient.
Hall, Adrian, 1927- recipient.
Kline, Kevin, recipient.
McKellen, Ian, recipient.
Cooper, Marilyn, recipient.
Kurtz, Swoosie, recipient.
Bacall, Lauren, 1924-2014, recipient.
Lapotaire, Jane, recipient.
Stone, Peter, 1930-2003, recipient.
Kim, Willa, recipient.
Leach, Wilford, 1929-1988, recipient.
Hall, Peter, 1930-2017, recipient.
Bury, John, 1925-2000, recipient.
Kander, John, recipient.
Ebb, Fred, recipient.
Papp, Joseph, recipient.
Horne, Lena, recipient.
Merrick, David, 1911-2000, recipient.
American Theatre Wing, producer.
CBS Television Network.
Added Title
1981 Tony Awards
Gift of the American Theatre Wing.
Research Call Number
NCOX 295
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