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38th Tony Awards

38th Tony Awards
Date June 3, 1984
Location Gershwin Theatre, New York City, New York
Host Julie Andrews and Robert Preston
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBS
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The 38th Annual Tony Awards were held on June 3, 1984 at the Gershwin Theatre and broadcast by CBS television. Hosts were Julie Andrews and Robert Preston.[1]

The ceremony

Presenters and Performers:[2] Carol Channing, Marilyn Cooper, Nancy Dussault, Robert Goulet, Robert Guillaume, Beth Howland, Larry Kert, Michele Lee, Dorothy Loudon, Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli, Mary Tyler Moore, Anita Morris, Bernadette Peters, Anthony Quinn, Tony Randall, Tony Roberts, Chita Rivera, Leslie Uggams, Gwen Verdon, Raquel Welch.

Musicals represented:[2]

  • Baby ("I Want It All" - Liz Callaway, Catherine Cox and Beth Fowler)
  • La Cage aux Folles ("We Are What We Are" - Company/"I Am What I Am" - George Hearn)
  • The Tap Dance Kid ("Fabulous Feet" - Hinton Battle and Company)
  • The Rink ("Wallflower" - Chita Rivera and Liza Minnelli)

There was a special salute to the songs of [1] The first Brooks Atkinson Award for lifetime contribution to the theater was given to Al Hirschfeld.[3]

Winners and nominees

Winners in bold

Best Play Best Musical
Best Revival Best Book 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 Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Play Best Direction of a Musical
Best Scenic Design Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design

Special awards

  • To director Peter Brook and producer Alexander H. Cohen for La tragédie de Carmen, for outstanding achievement in musical theatre[4]
  • Peter Feller, a master craftsman who has devoted forty years to theatre stagecraft and magic
  • A Chorus Line producer Joseph Papp was presented with a special Gold Tony Award in honor of becoming Broadway's longest-running musical[4]
  • Al Hirschfeld, Brooks Atkinson Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Regional Theatre Award


  1. ^ a b c Gans, article, July 1, 2005, "Diva Talk: A Backwards Glance—the 1984 Tonys PLUS Ripley, Menzel and Jones", July 1, 2005
  2. ^ a b "1984 - 38th Annual Tony Awards", accessed April 30, 2011
  3. ^ O'Connor, John J. "The 38th Tony Awards" The New York Times, June 5, 1984, p. C17
  4. ^ a b Freedman, Samuel G. " 'Real Thing' And 'La Cage' Dominate The Tony Awards", The New York Times, June 4, 1984, p.C11

External links

  • Tony Awards official site
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