52nd Tony Awards

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52nd Tony Awards
DateJune 7, 1998
LocationRadio City Music Hall, New York City
Hosted byRosie O'Donnell
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS

The 52nd Annual Tony Awards ceremony was held on June 7, 1998, at Radio City Music Hall and was broadcast by CBS television. A documentaries segment was telecast on PBS television. The ceremony was hosted by Rosie O'Donnell, who hosted a total of three times (1997, 1998, and 2000).

This ceremony is notable for its Best Direction of a Play and Best Direction of a Musical winners both being female, the first time a female has won either award.[citation needed] The writer of the Best Play winner was also female, the second female winner of the award.[citation needed]

The Lion King's win made it the first franchise to complete EGOT status.[citation needed]

The ceremony[edit]

The opening number was "Broadway Divas", with Rosie O'Donnell and the Chicago dancers introducing: Patti LuPone ("Don't Cry for Me Argentina" from Evita); Jennifer Holliday ("And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" from Dreamgirls); and Betty Buckley ("Memory" from Cats).

Musicals represented:

Winners and nominees[edit]

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 Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design Best Orchestrations
Best Direction of a Play Best Direction of a Musical
Best Choreography

Special awards[edit]

  • Regional Theater Tony Award
  • Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
    • Ben Edwards
    • Edward E. Colton
  • Tony Honor Winner
    • The International Theatre Institute of the United States

References[edit]

  • "Year by Year – 1998". TonyAwards.com. Retrieved 13 August 2017.

External links[edit]