History

1979 - 33rd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS® Sunday, April 21, 1979
Shubert Theatre

Telecast live on the CBS 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
Jane Alexander, Henry Fonda, Liv Ullmann

Presenters
Tom Bosley, Barry Bostwick, Ellen Burstyn, Geogia Engel, Jane Fonda, Celeste Holm, John Houseman, Barnard Hughes, Angela Lansbury, Ron Leibman, Jack Lemmon, Hal Linden, Jean Marsh, Al Pacino, Dick Van Dyke

This year's theme dared to explore theatrical superstitions, and various other showbiz beliefs.

Musicals Represented

  • Ballroom ("Fifty Percent" - Dorothy Loudon)
  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas ("The Aggie Song" - Company)
  • Eubie ("Hot Feet" - Gregory Hines)
  • I Remember Mama ("A Little Bit More" - Liv Ullmann, George Hearn and Company)
  • Sweeney Todd ("The Worst Pies in London" - Angela Lansbury)
  • They're Playing Our Song ("They're Playing Our Song" - Robert Klein and Lucie Arnaz)
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