2003 - 57th Annual Tony Awards Sunday, June 8, 2003
Radio City Music Hall
Broadcast on CBS
Executive Producer: Gary Smith; Producer: Ricky Kirshner; Director: Glenn Weiss; Music Director: Elliot Lawrence; Writer: Jonathan Tolins
Managing Producer: Elizabeth I. McCann
Coordinating Producer: Joey Parnes
Host: Hugh Jackman
Presenters: Benjamin Bratt, Toni Braxton, Matthew Broderick, Alan Cumming, Edie Falco, Joey Fatone, Laurence Fishburne, Sutton Foster, Danny Glover, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella, John Leguizamo, John Lithgow, Julianna Margulies, Bebe Neuwirth, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rosie Perez, Lynn Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Reeve, Ann Reinking, John Spencer, Marisa Tomei, Mike Wallace, and Barbara Walters. In addition, Jason Alexander and Martin Short, the stars of the national company of The Producers, presented an award from the stage of Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles.
Billy Joel opened the telecast by performing "New York State of Mind" live from Times Square, which segued into a medley of "River of Dreams," "Keep the Faith" and "Only the Good Die Young" performed by the company of Movin' Out on stage at Radio City Music Hall.
Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur led the company of Hairspray in "You Can't Stop the Beat."
Mark Linn-Baker and Jay Goede performed "Alone" from A Year with Frog and Toad.
Antonio Banderas performed "Guido's Song" with the company of Nine The Musical.
The company of La Bohème (including all 10 members of the principal ensemble) performed a medley from the opera.
Bernadette Peters performed "Rose's Turn" from Gypsy.
Brian Stokes Mitchell performed "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)" along with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.
Also included on the telecast:
An appearance by Hamish McColl and Sean Foley from the cast of The Play What I Wrote.
Performances by the company of Def Poetry Jam of "I Wanna Hear a Poem" at Radio City and "I Write America" live from Times Square.
A memorial tribute to cartoonist Al Hirschfeld, and remembrances of bookwriter Peter Stone and librettist/lyricist Adolph Green.
The results of an Internet poll on TonyAwards.com, in which the public selected Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman as their favorite Best Play of all time.