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30th Tony Awards

30th Tony Awards
Date April 18, 1976
Location Shubert Theatre
New York City, New York
Host Trish Van Devere
Television/Radio coverage
Network ABC
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The 30th Annual Tony Awards was held at the Trish Van Devere.[1]


  • The ceremony 1
  • Winners and nominees 2
  • Special awards 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

The ceremony

Presenters: Alan Arkin, Clifton Davis, Bonnie Franklin, Celeste Holm, Cloris Leachman, Michele Lee, Jerry Lewis, Hal Linden, Mary Martin, Mike Nichols, Christopher Plummer, Vanessa Redgrave, Marlo Thomas, Leslie Uggams.[1]

The theme of the show was "The Ones That Got Away", a medley of memorable songs from past musicals that did not win the Tony. Richard Burton performed a scene from Hamlet.[1]

Musicals represented:[1]

  • A Chorus Line ("I Hope I Get It"/"One" - Company)
  • Chicago ("All I Care About" - Jerry Orbach and Company)
  • Pacific Overtures ("Advantages of Floating in the Middle of the Sea" - Mako and Company)

Winners and nominees


Winners are in bold

Best Play Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Best Direction of a Play Best Direction of a Musical
Best Choreography Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design Best Lighting Design

Special awards

  • Lawrence Langner Award Winner (Lifetime Achievement in Theatre) - George Abbott
  • Regional Theatre Award - The Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. (This award takes note of the company's balanced program of distinguished revivals and a broad spectrum of new works and American premieres of important foreign plays.)
  • Mathilde Pincus, for outstanding service to the Broadway musical theatre
  • Thomas H. Fitzgerald, to the gifted lighting technician of countless Broadway shows and many Tony telecasts. (Posthumous)
  • Circle in the Square, for twenty-five continuous years of quality productions.
  • Richard Burton


  1. ^ a b c d "1976 - 30th Annual Tony Awards", accessed April 30, 2011
  2. ^ "1976 Tony Award Winners", accessed April 30, 2011

External links

  • Tony Awards Official Site
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