History

1984 - 38th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS® Sunday, June 3rd, 1984
Gershwin 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 Martha Mason

Hosts
Julie Andrews, Robert Preston

Presenters and Performers
Carol Channing, Marilyn Cooper, Nancy Dussault, Robert Goulet, Robert Guillaume, Dustin Hoffman, Beth Howland, Larry Kert, Michele Lee, Dorothy Loudon, Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli, Mary Tyler Moore, Anita Morris, Bernadette Peters, Anthony Quinn, Tony Randall, Tony Roberts, Chita Rivera, Leslie Uggams, Gwen Verdon, Raquel Welch

Musicals Represented

  • Baby ("I Want It All"-Liz Callaway, Catherine Cox, Beth Fowler)
  • La Cage aux Folles ("We Are What We Are"- Company/"I Am What I Am"- George Hearn)
  • The Tap Dance Kid ("Fabulous Feet"- Hinton Battle and Company)
  • The Rink ("Wallflower"- Chita Rivera and Liza Minnelli)
  • Sunday in the Park with George ("Sunday" - Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters and Company)

A special gold Tony Award was presented to Joe Papp on behalf of A Chorus Line, which had become the longest-running show in Broadway history.

Special Salute
The Songs of John Kander & Fred Ebb, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim.

Finale
" The Best of Times" - Gene Barry, 1984 Tony Award winners and performers, and the Company of La Cage aux Folles.

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