1982 - 36th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS® Sunday, June 6, 1982
Imperial Theatre

Telecast live on the CBS 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

Tony Randall

Lucie Arnaz, Milton Berle, Victor Borge, Pam Dawber, Lillian Gish, Marvin Hamlisch, Lena Horne, Beth Howland, Robert Goulet, Swoosie Kurtz, Michele Lee, Hal Linden, Ann Miller, Robert Preston, Jason Robards, Ginger Rogers, Gary Sandy, Ben Vereen

With some of Broadway's best theatres being demolished (the Morosco, Helen Hayes and Bijou Theatres all met their fate earlier that season), the theme was to celebrate a great Broadway house - the Imperial, where the 1982 Tony Awards show took place.

Special Salute
"The Imperial Medley" - Featured songs from Rose Marie; Oh, Kay!; Jubilee; Leave It to Me; On Your Toes; Between the Devil; Annie Get Your Gun; Miss Liberty; Call Me Madam; The Most Happy Fella; Fiddler on the Roof; The New Moon; Silk Stockings; Wish You Were Here; The Laugh Parade; Carnival; They're Playing Our Song; Oliver!; and Pippin.

Musicals Represented

  • Dreamgirls ("And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going" - Jennifer Holliday)
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat ("Any Dream Will Do" - Bill Hutton and Company)
  • Nine ("Ti Voglio Bene"/"Be Italian" - Kathi Moss and Company)
  • Pump Boys & Dinettes (Medley - Company)