1977 - 31st ANNUAL TONY AWARDS® Sunday, June 5, 1977
Telecast live on the ABC Television Network
Executive Producer: Alexander H. Cohen
Produced and Written by Hildy Parks; Directed by Clark Jones; Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence; Co-Produced by Roy A. Somlyo.
Jack Albertson, Beatrice Arthur, Buddy Ebsen, Damon Evans, Jean Stapleton, Leslie Uggams
Jane Alexander, Alan Arkin, Lauren Bacall, Valerie Harper, Barry Manilow, Robert Preston, Tony Randall, Lily Tomlin
The 1977 Tony Awards theme was one of survival. The hosts each did a solo turn, reinforcing the theme with songs of determination and perseverance, including "I'm Still Here," "Before the Parade Passes By," "Don't Rain On My Parade," "September Song," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "New York City Rhythm," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Being Alive."