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1976 - 30th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS® Sunday, April 18, 1976
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
Eddie Albert, Richard Burton, Jane Fonda, Diana Rigg, George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere

Presenters
Alan Arkin, Clifton Davis, Bonnie Franklin, Celeste Holm, Cloris Leachman, Michele Lee, Jerry Lewis, Hal Linden, Mary Martin, Mike Nichols, Christopher Plummer, Vanessa Redgrave, Marlo Thomas, Leslie Uggams

Special Tony Award-winner Richard Burton performed a scene from Hamlet. The centerpiece of the evening was "The Ones That Got Away," a medley of memorable songs from past musicals that did not win the Tony.

Musicals Represented

  • A Chorus Line ("I Hope I Get It"/"One" - Company)
  • Bubbling Brown Sugar ("Sweet Georgia Brown" - Vivian Reed, Lonnie McNeil, Newton Winters)
  • Chicago ("All I Care About" - Jerry Orbach and Company)
  • Pacific Overtures ("Advantages of Floating in the Middle of the Sea" - Mako and Company)
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