2010 - 64th Annual Tony Awards
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Radio City Music Hall
Broadcast on CBS
Executive Producers: Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss, White Cherry Entertainment
Director: Glenn Weiss
Musical Direction: Elliot Lawrence
Writer: Dave Boone
General Managers: Alan Wasser and Allan Williams
"See Broadway Shine"
Paula Abdul, Billie Joe Armstrong, Antonio Banderas, Kate Blanchett, Laura Bell Bundy, Kristin Chenoweth, Barbara Cook, Michael Douglas, Kelsey Grammer, Katie Holmes, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Lucy Liu, Ricky Martin, Idina Menzel, Helen Mirren, Bebe Neuwirth, Chris Noth, Bernadette Peters, David Hyde Pierce, Daniel Radcliffe, New York Jets Quarterback Mark Sanchez, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, Stanley Tucci, Raquel Welch
Cast members from each of the four Best Play nominees presented brief synopses of the shows: Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room or the vibrator play was introduced by Laura Benanti and Michael Cerveris; Geoffrey Nauffts's Next Fall by Patrick Breen and Patrick Heusinger; John Logan's Red by Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne; and Donald Margulies's Time Stands Still by Brian d'Arcy James and Laura Linney.
The productions nominated as Best Revival of a Play were also presented by their cast members: Fences - Viola Davis and Denzel Washington; Lend Me a Tenor - Justin Bartha, Anthony LaPaglia, and Tony Shalhoub; The Royal Family - Rosemary Harris and Jan Maxwell, A View from the Bridge - Scarlett Johansson and Liev Screiber.
2009 Tony-winners Gregory Jbara and Karen Olivo hosted the presentation of the InterContinental Hotels and Resorts Creative Arts Awards immediately before the telecast. This portion of the Tony Awards ceremony included 11 competitive awards, as well as the Regional Theatre Award, the Isabelle Stevenson Award, and Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.
The 2010 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre were distributed at a special reception on the evening before the Tonys.
For the second time, fans in the New York area were able to watch the Tony Awards telecast right in the heart of Manhattan's Theatre District. Through a partnership between the Tonys, iXP Corporation, and the Times Square Alliance, the entire Tony Awards ceremony was shown live from Radio City Music Hall on the ClearChannel Spectacolor HD Screen in Times Square. The simulcast featured both the pre-telecast Creative Arts Awards and the Tony Awards broadcast, as well as NY1 News's coverage of the Audemars Piguet Tony Awards Red Carpet. Constantine Maroulis hosted the Times Square event, which included special appearances by Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child and Kerry Washington.
Outstanding Special Class Programs - 2011
Ricky Kirshner, Executive Producer; Glenn Weiss, Executive Producer; Sean Hayes, Host
Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special - 2011
Written By Dave Boone; Special Material By Matt Roberts; Special Material By Mo Rocca