History

1977 - 31st ANNUAL TONY AWARDS® Sunday, June 5, 1977
Shubert Theatre

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

Hosts-Performers-Presenters
Jack Albertson, Beatrice Arthur, Buddy Ebsen, Damon Evans, Jean Stapleton, Leslie Uggams

Presenters-Performers
Jane Alexander, Alan Arkin, Lauren Bacall, Valerie Harper, Barry Manilow, Robert Preston, Tony Randall, Lily Tomlin

The 1977 Tony Awards theme was one of survival. The hosts each did a solo turn, reinforcing the theme with songs of determination and perseverance, including "I'm Still Here," "Before the Parade Passes By," "Don't Rain On My Parade," "September Song," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "New York City Rhythm," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Being Alive."

Musicals Represented

  • Annie ("You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile"/"Easy Street"/"Tomorrow" - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon and Company)
  • Happy End ("Bilboa Song" - Company)
  • I Love My Wife ("I Love My Wife"/"Married Couple Seeks Married Couple"/"Hey There, Good Times" - Company)
  • Side by Side by Sondheim ("I'm Still Here" - Millicent Martin)
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