1971 - 25th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS® Sunday, March 28, 1971
Telecast live on the ABC Television Network
Executive Producer: Alexander H. Cohen
Written by Hildy Parks; Directed by Clark Jones: Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence; Associate Producer: Roy A. Somlyo
Hosts: Lauren Bacall, Angela Lansbury, Anthony Quayle, Anthony Quinn
Presenters: Dick Cavett, Carol Channing, Ruby Keeler
This year's theme was a unique retrospective of highlights from 25 years of Tony-winning musicals and the stars who introduced them.
Opening Number - "What's Happening at the Palace"
Saluting 25 Years of Tony Award-Winning Musicals:
David Wayne - "When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love" from Finian's Rainbow (1947); Nanette Fabray - "Papa, Won't You Dance with Me?" from High Button Shoes (1948); Alfred Drake - "Where Is the Life That Late I Led?" from Kiss Me Kate (1949); Ray Walston and company - "There Is Nothin' Like a Dame" from South Pacific (1950); Vivian Blaine - "Adelaide's Lament" from Guys and Dolls (1951); Patricia Morison and Yul Brynner - "Shall We Dance" from The King and I (1952); Edie Adams - "It's Love" from Wonderful Town (1953); Alfred Drake - "The Olive Tree" from Kismet (1954); Gwen Verdon – dance from Can-Can (1953); John Raitt - "Hey There" from The Pajama Game (1955); Gwen Verdon - "Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets)" from Damn Yankees (1956); Stanley Holloway - "Get Me to the Church on Time" from My Fair Lady (1957); Robert Preston - "Ya Got Trouble" from The Music Man (1958); Richard Kiley and Gwen Verdon - "Look Who's in Love" from Redhead (1959); Tom Bosley - "The Name's LaGuardia" from Fiorello! (1960); Florence Henderson – the title song from The Sound of Music (1960); Paul Lynde -"Kids" from Bye Bye Birdie (1961); Robert Morse - "I Believe in You" from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1962); Zero Mostel - "Comedy Tonight" from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1963); Carol Channing - "Before the Parade Passes By" from Hello, Dolly! (1964); Zero Mostel - "If I Were a Rich Man" from Fiddler on the Roof (1965); Angela Lansbury - "Open a New Window" from Mame (1966); Richard Kiley - "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)" from Man of La Mancha (1965); Jill Haworth – title song from Cabaret (1967); Leslie Uggams - "Now's the Time" from Hallelujah, Baby (1968); William Daniels and Virginia Vestoff - "Till Then" from 1776 (1969); Lauren Bacall - "Welcome to the Theater" from Applause (1970).
Finale: "There's No Business Like Show Business" - Entire Company