1978 - 32nd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS® Sunday, June 4, 1978
Shubert Theatre

Telecast live on the CBS Television Network
Executive Producer: Alexander H. Cohen
Written and Produced by Hildy Parks
Directed by Clark Jones
Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence
Co-Produced by Roy A. Somlyo

Bonnie Franklin

Ed Asner, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Carol Channing, Robert Guillaume, Julie Harris, Helen Hayes, Bob Hope, Gene Kelly, Linda Lavin, Jack Lemmon, Hal Linden, Roy Scheider, Dick Van Patten

The theme for the 1978 Tony Awards show was "footlights." The presenters recalled the first time they saw live theatre.

Musicals Represented

  • The Act ("City Lights" - Liza Minnelli and Company)
  • Ain't Misbehavin' ("Ladies Who Sing with the Band"/"Off Time" - Company)
  • Dancin' ("Sing, Sing, Sing" - Company)
  • On The Twentieth Century ("On The Twentieth Century" - Company)
  • Runaways (Medley - Company)