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59th Tony Awards

59th Tony Awards
Official poster for the 59th annual Tony Awards
Date June 5, 2005
Location Radio City Music Hall, New York City, New York
Host Hugh Jackman
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBS
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The 59th Annual Tony Awards ceremony was held on June 5, 2005 at Radio City Music Hall and broadcast by CBS television. Hugh Jackman hosted[1] for the third time in a row.

This was the first year the craft category awards (costume, scenic, lighting) were divided into plays and musicals.

The ceremony

For the opening number Bernadette Peters sang "Another Op’nin’ Another Show" from Kiss Me, Kate, which was followed by a video montage of the musicals that opened during the 2004-2005 season, as well as short excerpts of those performing that evening. In other special performances, Hugh Jackman sang and danced in a tribute to songs about dancing and Aretha Franklin and Hugh Jackman performed a duet of "Somewhere" from West Side Story.

Laura Linney gave a tribute to the late Arthur Miller and Jesse L. Martin and the cast of Chicago performed "Razzle Dazzle" in memory of Jerry Orbach and Fred Ebb.

The award presenters included: Angela Bassett, Matthew Broderick, Don Cheadle, Sally Field, Harvey Fierstein, Anne Hathaway, Nathan Lane, Sandra Oh, James Earl Jones, Bernadette Peters, and Chita Rivera.



New musicals


Winners and nominees

The nominees were announced on May 10, 2005 by Alan Cumming, Lynn Redgrave, Kate Burton and Brian Stokes Mitchell. Monty Python's Spamalot received 14 nominations, the most of any production, followed by Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and The Light in the Piazza with 11 nominations each.[3]


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

Special Tony Awards

Best Special Theatrical Event

Regional Theatre Tony Award

Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre


  1. ^ a b Jones, Kenneth. " 'Doubt' Is Best Play, 'Spamalot' Best Musical; Butz, Irwin, Clark, Jones, Nichols Win 2005 Tonys", June 5, 2005
  2. ^ Gans, Andrew. 59th Annual Antoinette Perry Awards Presented June 5", June 5, 2005
  3. ^ Gans, Andrew, Allen, Morgan and Simonson, Robert. 2004-2005 Tony Nominations Announced; Spamalot Garners 14 Nominations", May 10, 2005

External links

  • The Official Website of the Tony Awards
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