History

1978 - 32nd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS® Sunday, June 4, 1978
Shubert Theatre

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

Principal
Bonnie Franklin

Presenters
Ed Asner, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Carol Channing, Robert Guillaume, Julie Harris, Helen Hayes, Bob Hope, Gene Kelly, Linda Lavin, Jack Lemmon, Hal Linden, Roy Scheider, Dick Van Patten

The theme for the 1978 Tony Awards show was "footlights." The presenters recalled the first time they saw live theatre.

Musicals Represented

  • The Act ("City Lights" - Liza Minnelli and Company)
  • Ain't Misbehavin' ("Ladies Who Sing with the Band"/"Off Time" - Company)
  • Dancin' ("Sing, Sing, Sing" - Company)
  • On The Twentieth Century ("On The Twentieth Century" - Company)
  • Runaways (Medley - Company)
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