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2002 - The First Ten Awards: Tonys 2002 Sunday, June 2, 2002
Radio City Music Hall

Telecast on the PBS Television Network
Executive Producers: Jeff Folmsbee, Jac Venza; Producer: Mark Mannucci

2002 Tony Awards - 56th Annual Tony Awards Sunday, June 2, 2002
Radio City Music Hall

Telecast on the CBS Television Network
Executive Producer: Gary Smith; Producer: Ricky Kirshner; Director: Glenn Weiss; Music Director: Eliot Lawrence; Writer: Buzz Kohan
Managing Producer: Elizabeth I. McCann
Coordinating Producer: Joey Parnes

Hosts
Bernadette Peters and Gregory Hines


Presenters
Gina Gershon, Savion Glover, Elaine Stritch, Patrick Wilson, Cynthia Nixon, Paul Rudd, Kate Burton, Harold Prince, Blythe Danner, John Leguizamo, Jason Biggs, Alicia Silverstone, Ralph Fiennes, Chris O'Donnell, Mary-Louise Parker, Edie Falco, Stanley Tucci, Anne Heche, Bill Pullman, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson, Chita Rivera, Calista Flockhart, Jerry Orbach, Doris Roberts, Hugh Jackman, Joanna Gleason, Whoopi Goldberg, and Mary Tyler Moore 


Musical Numbers
A Tribute to Richard Rodgers, featuring a medley of the following songs: "With a Song in My Heart," "The Sweetest Sounds," "A Cockeyed Optimist," "My Favorite Things," "I Enjoy Being a Girl," "June is Bustin' Out All Over," "There is Nothin' Like a Dame," "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," "Mountain Greenery," "I'm Gonna Wash that Man Right Outa My Hair," "Soliloquy," "It's a Grand Night for Singing," and "Oklahoma!" Performed by Marvin Hamlisch, Harry Connick Jr, Michele Lee, Mos Def, Lea Salonga, Peter Gallagher, John Raitt, Bernadette Peters, Gregory Hines, and the company of Oklahoma!.

A Broadway/New York medley performed by Bernadette Peters and Gregory Hines, including: "New York, New York" (On the Town); "Lullaby of Broadway" (42nd Street); "Fugue for Tinhorns" (Guys and Dolls); "Heart" (Damn Yankees); "Don't Rain on My Parade" (Funny Girl); "Broadway Baby" (Follies); and "America" (West Side Story).

Musicals Represented

  • Into the Woods ("Children Will Listen" and "Into the Woods" - Vanessa Williams, John McMartin and company).
  • Mamma Mia! (Medley: "Prologue," "Money, Money, Money," "Mamma Mia," "Chiquitita," "Dancing Queen" - Louise Pitre, Judy Kaye, Karen Mason, Tina Maddigan, Tonya Doran, Sara Inbar, David W. Keeley, Joe Machota, Ken Marks, Dean Nolen, Mark Price, Michael Benjamin Washington, and ensemble)
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie ("Forget About the Boy"/"Thoroughly Modern Millie" - Sutton Foster, Ann L. Nathan, Casey Nicholaw, Noah Racey and company)
  • Sweet Smell of Success ("Dirt" - John Lithgow and company)
  • Urinetown The Musical ("Run, Freedom, Run" - Hunter Foster, Spencer Kayden, Jeff McCarthy, and company)
  • Oklahoma! ("The Farmer and the Cowman" - Jessica Boevers, Justin Bohon, Ronn Carroll, Josefina Gabrielle, Aasif Mandavi, Michael McCarty, Andrea Martin, Patrick Wilson, and company)

Emmy Award

Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program - 2003
Glenn Weiss, Director

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