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Sing 'Em All! The Tony Awards Songbook
<i>The Tony Awards Songbook</i>The Tony Awards Songbook

The Tony Awards and the Hal Leonard Corporation have joined forces to create the first-ever Tony Awards Songbook, which was published in May 2004. Chock full of some of the finest show tunes ever heard on Broadway, the songbook contains a song from each and every production that has received the American Theatre Wing's Tony Award® as Best Musical between 1949 and 2003. It is available at bookstores and music stores nationwide, as well as on Amazon.com.

The 56 piano/vocal/guitar arrangements are presented in chronological order, beginning with Cole Porter's "So in Love" from Kiss Me, Kate, the first show to win a Best Musical Tony (in 1949, two years after the Tonys were established), right up through "Mamma, I'm a Big Girl Now" from Hairspray, the 2003 winner. Flip through the pages and you will find selections from such Best Musicals as The King and I, Man of La Mancha, A Chorus Line, Annie, The Phantom of the Opera, Rent, and The Producers. There are even two songs from 1960, when Fiorello! and The Sound of Music tied for the prize.

The table of contents is tantamount to a roster of shows written by the finest composers and lyricists ever to work on Broadway. There's Rodgers & Hammerstein ("Some Enchanted Evening" from South Pacific), Lerner & Loewe ("I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" from My Fair Lady), Frank Loesser ("I Believe in You" from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), Jerry Herman (the title song of Hello, Dolly!), Stephen Sondheim ("Send in the Clowns" from A Little Night Music), Kander & Ebb ("Cabaret" from Cabaret), Andrew Lloyd Webber ("Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" from Evita), to name but a few.

In addition to the music, the songbook features a foreword by three-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, an introduction by Ted Chapin, president of the Rodgers & Hammerstein organization, and an assortment of historical Tony photos.

"These songs are treasures, but not just on the printed page," writes McDonald. "They are meant to be performed. So turn the pages and sing, sing, sing!"

The Song List

Year of AwardFeatured SongBest Musical
1949So in LoveKiss Me, Kate
1950Some Enchanted EveningSouth Pacific
1951If I Were a BellGuys and Dolls
1952Hello, Young LoversThe King and I
1953A Little Bit in LoveWonderful Town
1954Baubles, Bangles and BeadsKismet
1955Hey ThereThe Pajama Game
1956HeartDamn Yankees
1957I've Grown Accustomed to Her FaceMy Fair Lady
1958Till There Was YouThe Music Man
1959Look Who's in LoveRedhead
1960When Did I Fall in LoveFiorello!
TieThe Sound of MusicThe Sound of Music
1961Put on a Happy FaceBye, Bye Birdie
1962I Believe in YouHow to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
1963Comedy TonightA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
1964Hello, Dolly!Hello, Dolly!
1965Sunrise, SunsetFiddler on the Roof
1966The Impossible Dream (The Quest)Man of La Mancha
1967CabaretCabaret
1968Hallelujah, Baby!Hallelujah, Baby!
1969Mama, Look Sharp1776
1970ApplauseApplause
1971Being AliveCompany
1972Who Is Silvia?Two Gentlemen of Verona
1973Send in the ClownsA Little Night Music
1974Measure the ValleysRaisin
1975Believe in YourselfThe Wiz
1976What I Did for LoveA Chorus Line
1977TomorrowAnnie
1978The Joint Is Jumpin'Ain't Misbehavin'
1979Not While I'm AroundSweeney Todd
1980Don't Cry for Me ArgentinaEvita
1981Lullaby of Broadway42nd Street
1982Unusual Way (In a Very Unusual Way)Nine
1983MemoryCats
1984The Best of TimesLa Cage aux Folles
1985River in the RainBig River
1986MoonfallThe Mystery of Edwin Drood
1987I Dreamed a DreamLes Misérables
1988All I Ask of YouThe Phantom of the Opera
1989Mr. MonotonyJerome Robbins' Broadway
1990With Every Breath I TakeCity of Angels
1991Never Met a Man I Didn't LikeThe Will Rogers Follies
1992Someone to Watch Over MeCrazy for You
1993The Kiss of the Spider WomanKiss of the Spider Woman
1994Loving YouPassion
1995With One LookSunset Boulevard
1996Seasons of LoveRent
1997No MoonTitanic
1998Circle of LifeThe Lion King
1999Razzle DazzleFosse
2000You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves YouContact
2001'Til HimThe Producers
2002Forget About the BoyThoroughly Modern Millie
2003Mama, I'm a Big Girl NowHairspray

To order your copy, visit Amazon.com.

Revised September 6, 2012

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