History

1974 - 28th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS® Sunday, April 21, 1974
Shubert Theatre

Telecast live on the ABC Television Network
Executive Producer: Alexander H. Cohen
Directed by Clark Jones; Written by Hildy Parks; Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence; Associate Producer: Roy A. Somlyo.

Hosts
Peter Falk, Florence Henderson, Robert Preston and Cicely Tyson

Presenters
Alan Alda, Ed Asner, Karen Black, David Carradine, Johnny Carson, Bette Davis, Peter Falk, Henry Fonda, Elliot Gould, Ken Howard, Gynis Johns, Cloris Leachman, Michael Learned, Elizabeth Montgomery, Carroll O'Connor, Al Pacino, Suzanne Pleshette, Jane Powell, Lynn Redgrave, Esther Rolle, Marlo Thomas, Lesley Ann Warren

Performers
Beatrice Arthur, Carol Channing, Will Geer, Joel Grey, Florence Henderson, Cleavon Little, Charles Nelson Reilly, Nancy Walker

The concept for this year was one of "Homecoming," in which stars from TV and film returned to their Broadway roots to help present the awards or perform.

Musicals Represented

  • Over Here ("Over Here"/"Charlie's Place" - Patty and Maxene Andrews and Company)
  • Raisin ("Whole Lot of Sunshine" - Virginia Capers/"Sidewalk Tree" - Ralph Carter)
  • Lorelei ("Men" - Carol Channing, Peter Palmer and Ian Tucker)
  • Good News ("You're the Cream in My Coffee" - Alice Faye and John Payne)
  • Seesaw ("I'm Way ahead"/"Seesaw" - Michele Lee)
  • Fanny ("Welcome Home" - Florence Henderson)
  • A Mother's Kisses ("There Goes My Life" - Bea Arthur)
  • The Cradle Will Rock (Medley - Will Geer)
  • Medley of Songs from Broadway Shows (Charles Nelson Reilly)
  • George M! (Medley - Joel Grey)
  • Phoenix '55 ("Upper Berth" - Nancy Walker and Men)
  • Purple ("New Fangled Preacher Man" - Cleavon Little)
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