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2000 - The First Ten Awards: Tonys 2000 Sunday, June 4, 2000
Radio City Music Hall

Telecast on the PBS Television Network
Executive Producers: Jeff Folmsbee, Jac Venza; Documentary Segments Produced by Mark Mannucci

2000 Tony Awards - 54th Annual Tony Awards Sunday, June 4, 2000
Radio City Music Hall

Telecast on the CBS Television Network
Executive Producers: Walter C. Miller and Rosie O'Donnell; Director: Paul Miller; Writer: Thomas Meehan; Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence; Producer: Ricky Kirshner

Host
Rosie O'Donnell

Special Guest
Nathan Lane

Presenters
Alec Baldwin, Kenneth Branagh, Carol Burnett, Kristin Chenoweth, Kathie Lee Gifford, Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Haysbert, Christine Lahti, Susan Lucci, John McDaniel, Al Pacino, Bernadette Peters, Jack Wagner

Opening Number
"A Tony Opening" - Rosie O'Donnell, Jane Krakowski, Jesse L. Martin and Megan Mullally

Musicals Represented

  • Contact ("Simply Irresistible" - Boyd Gaines, Deborah Yates, and Company)
  • Kiss Me, Kate ("Too Darn Hot" - Stanley Wayne Mathis, Michael X. Martin, Kevin Ligon, and Company)
  • Jesus Christ Superstar ("Gethsmane [I Only Want to Say"]/ "Superstar" - Glenn Carter, Tony Vincent, and Company)
  • The Music Man ("Seventy-six Trombones" - Craig Bierko and Company)
  • The Wild Party ("Queenie Was a Blonde"/ "Wild Party"/ "Welcome to My Party"/ "When It Ends"/ "Wild" - Toni Colette, Eartha Kitt, Mandy Patinkin, and Company)
  • Swing! ("Throw That Girl Around"/ "Swing Brother, Swing"/ "Sing, Sing, Sing"/ "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing" - Company)
  • James Joyce's The Dead ("Parnell's Plight" - Company)
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