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1968 - 22nd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS®
Sunday, April 21, 1968
Shubert Theatre

Telecast live on the NBC Network
Sponsored by Eastern Airlines
Executive Producer: Alexander H. Cohen
Written by Hildy Parks; Directed by Stan Harris; Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence; Production Associate: Roy A. Somlyo

Hosts
Angela Lansbury and Peter Ustinov

Assisted By
Jack Benny

Narrator
Alfred Drake

Presenters
Anne Bancroft, Shirley Booth, Art Carney, Trudy Carson, Diahann Carroll, Carol Cole, Sandy Dennis, Audrey Hepburn, Jerry Herman, Anne Jackson, Alan King, Groucho Marx, Liza Minnelli, Paul Newman, Gregory Peck, Harold Prince, Tony Randall, Eli Wallach, Joanne Woodward

In addition to the current musicals nominated, this year's theme saluted previous Tony Award-winning musicals.

Musicals Represented

  • Golden Rainbow ("Twenty-Four Hours a Day" - Company)
  • The Happy Time ("The Happy Time"/"A Certain Girl" - Robert Goulet, David Wayne, Michael Rupert)
  • Man of La Mancha ("The Impossible Dream" - David Atkinson)
  • Fiddler on the Roof ("Matchmaker,Matchmaker"-Tanya Everett, Bette Midler, Mimi Turque)
  • Cabaret ("Cabaret" - Jill Haworth)
  • Hello, Dolly! ("Put on Your Sunday Clothes"/"So Long, Dearie" - Pearl Bailey and Company)
  • How Now, Dow Jones ("Step to the Rear" - Tony Roberts and Company)
  • Hallelujah, Baby! ("Smile, Smile" - Leslie Uggams, Lillian Hayman, Robert Hooks)

The Tony Award Medallion is now mounted on a pedestal.

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