57th Tony Awards

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57th Tony Awards
57th Tony Awards.jpg
Official poster for the 57th annual Tony Awards
DateJune 8, 2003
LocationRadio City Music Hall, New York City, New York
HostHugh Jackman
Television/Radio coverage
NetworkCBS
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57th Tony Awards
57th Tony Awards.jpg
Official poster for the 57th annual Tony Awards
DateJune 8, 2003
LocationRadio City Music Hall, New York City, New York
HostHugh Jackman
Television/Radio coverage
NetworkCBS
56thTony Awards58th >

The 57th Annual Tony Awards was held at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, 2003 and broadcast by CBS television. The event was hosted for the first time by Hugh Jackman.

The ceremony[edit]

The ceremony was broadcast on national prime time television on CBS for three hours, rather than two hours on CBS and one hour on PBS, as had been done for several years previously.[1] The television ratings were 5.4, down slightly from the 2002 telecast of 5.9.[2]

Presenters included: Benjamin Bratt, Toni Braxton, Matthew Broderick, Alan Cumming, Edie Falco, Joey Fatone, Laurence Fishburne, Sutton Foster, Danny Glover, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella, John Leguizamo, John Lithgow, Julianna Margulies, Bebe Neuwirth, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rosie Perez, Lynn Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Reeve, Ann Reinking, John Spencer, Marisa Tomei, Mike Wallace, and Barbara Walters. In addition, Jason Alexander and Martin Short, the stars of the national company of The Producers, presented an award from the stage of Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles.[3]

There were memorial tributes to cartoonist Al Hirschfeld, writer Peter Stone, and lyricist Adolph Green.

Shows that performed were:[3]

New Musicals:

Revivals:

Awards and nominees[edit]

Winners are in bold

Source:New York Times[4]

Best PlayBest Musical
Best Revival of a PlayBest Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a PlayBest Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a MusicalBest Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a PlayBest Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a MusicalBest Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Best Book of a MusicalBest Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Best Scenic DesignBest Costume Design
Best Lighting DesignBest Orchestrations
Best Direction of a PlayBest Direction of a Musical
Best Choreography

Special awards[edit]

Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre
Lifetime Achievement Tony Award
Special Theatrical Event
Regional Theatre Tony Award

Notes[edit]

^[I] The thirty composers nominated for Urban Cowboy were Jeff Blumenkrantz, Bob Stillman, Jason Robert Brown, Danny Arena, Sara Light, Lauren Lucas, Jerry Silverstein, Martie Maguire, Wayland D. Holyfield, Bob Lee House, Carl L. Byrd, Pevin Byrd-Munoz, Luke Reed, Roger Brown, Jerry Chesnut, Marcus Hummon, Clint Black, James Hayden Nicholas, Tommy Conners, Skip Ewing, Charles Daniels, Tom Crain, Fred Edwards, Taz DiGregorio, Jim Marshall, Charlie Hayward, Wanda Mallette, Patti Ryan, Ronnie Dunn and Bob Morrison.

References[edit]

  1. ^ McKinley, Jesse.Broadway Enjoys Its Moment" The New York Times, June 9, 2003
  2. ^ Simonson, Robert."Final Ratings for Tonys Down from 2002" playbill.com, June 10, 2003
  3. ^ a b "2003 - 57th Annual Tony Awards". Tonyawards.com. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ The Winners" The New York Times, accessed April 28, 2011

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