2007 - 61st Annual Tony Awards Sunday, June 10, 2007
Radio City Music Hall
Broadcast on CBS
Executive Producers: Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss, White Cherry Entertainment
Director: Glenn Weiss
Musical Direction: Elliot Lawrence
Writer: Dave Boone
Managing Producer: Elizabeth I. McCann
Coordinating Producer: Joey Parnes
"There's a Little Bit of Broadway in Everyone"
Jane Alexander; Christina Appelgate; Zach Braff; Harry Connick, Jr.; Claire Danes; Jeff Daniels; Brian Dennehy; Taye Diggs; Harvey Fierstein; Carla Gugino; Marvin Hamlisch; Marcia Gay Harden; Neil Patrick Harris; Anne Heche; Marg Helgenberger; Judd Hirsch; Felicity Huffman; Mark Indelicato; Eddie Izzard; The Jersey Boys - Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer and John Lloyd Young; Melina Kanakaredes; John Kander; Jane Krakowski; Angela Lansbury; Robert Sean Leonard; Patti LuPone; John Mahoney; Audra McDonald; Idina Menzel; Bebe Neuwirth; Cynthia Nixon; Donny Osmond; Bernadette Peters; David Hyde Pierce; Christopher Plummer; Phylicia Rashad; Anika Noni Rose; Liev Schreiber; Harry Smith; Kevin Spacey; Tommy Tune; John Turturro; Usher; Ben Vereen; Sam Waterston; Patrick Wilson; Rainn Wilson; and Vanessa Williams.
Fantasia performed "I'm Here" from The Color Purple, in which she was currently starring on Broadway.
The presentation of the Creative Arts Awards took place before the telecast began. Webcast exclusively at TonyAwards.com, this portion of the ceremony was presented by Hilton Hotels hosted by the cast of the 2006 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Jersey Boys. It included seven competitive awards, as well as the Regional Theatre Tony Award.
Nine-time Tony winner Tommy Tune honored the members of the Broadway community who passed away during the 2006-2007 season by singing "Look Around" from The Will Rogers Follies, written by Betty Comden (1919-2006), Adolph Green, and Cy Coleman.
NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Heidi Klum, Wolfgang Puck, "A-Rod" (Alex Rodriguez), and "Judge Judy" (Judith Sheindlin) appeared in brief pre-taped segments.
Outstanding Special Class - Awards Programs - 2008
Ricky Kirshner, Executive Producer; Glenn Weiss, Executive Producer