1998 - Broadway '98: Launching the Tony Awards® Sunday June 7, 1998
Radio City Music Hall

Telecast on PBS Television Network
Executive Producers: Jac Venza, Glenn DuBose
Producer: Jeff Folmsbee
Documentary Segments Producer: Mark Mannucci

52nd Annual Tony Awards Sunday June 7, 1998
Radio City Music Hall

Telecast on CBS Television Network
Executive Producer: Walter C. Miller
Directed by: Paul Miller
Producer: Rosie O'Donnell
Writer: Thomas Meehan
Musical Direction: Elliot Lawrence
Managing Producer: Roy A. Somlyo

Rosie O'Donnell

Mark Linn-Baker, Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening, Barry Bostwick, Nell Carter, Stockard Channing, Marilu Henner, Helen Hunt, Swoosie Kurtz, Christine Lahti, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, John Lithgow, Liam Neeson, Craig T. Nelson, Bebe Neuwirth, Jane Seymour, Marisa Tomei, Tommy Tune 

Opening Number
"Broadway Divas" - Rosie O'Donnell and Chicago dancers introduce Patti LuPone - "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" from Evita; Jennifer Holliday - "And I'm Tellin' You I'm Not Going" from Dreamgirls; and Betty Buckley - "Memory" from Cats

Musicals Represented

  • Ragtime ("Ragtime" - Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald and Company)
  • The Sound of Music ("Wedding"/"Do-Re-Mi"/"The Sound of Music" Finale - Rebecca Luker and Company)
  • 1776 ("Sit Down, John" - Richard Poe and Company)
  • The Lion King ("Circle of Life" - Tsidii Le Loka and Company)
  • Cabaret ("Willkommen" - Alan Cumming and Company)
  • Side Show ("I Will Never Leave You" - Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner)
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel ("Into the Fire" - Douglas Sills and Company)

Emmy Awards

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special - 1999
52nd Annual Tony Awards (1998)
Walter C. Miller, Executive Producer; Rosie O'Donnell, Producer; Roy A. Somlyo, Supervising Producer

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Or Music Program - 1999
52nd Annual Tony Awards (1998)
Paul Miller, Director