2007 Tony Awards


On Sunday June 10, 2007 Radio City Music Hall held many of Broadway’s finest actors, dancers, singers, producers, directors, choreographers and musicians for the annual Tony Award presentation. All of these fine professionals were there not only in anticipation as to who would reign supreme in the twenty-five competitive categories, but to celebrate all that is wonderful about theater. To have all of these fabulous people in one place is a tribute in itself to the stage. The Tony awards represent the achievements of all of those men and women who have poured their hearts and souls into a production whether it be a play or a musical. It demonstrates what one can accomplish through years of hard work and dedication. So, for 2007, the Tony goes to …

The big winner of the evening was, Spring Awakening, the new rock music sensation that everyone is raving about. The production took home an impressive eight awards including: Best Musical, Best Direction (Michael Mayer), Best Choreography (Bill T. Jones), Best Book (Steven Sater), Best Original Score (Duncan Sheik for music and Steven Sater for lyrics), Best Orchestration (Sheik), Best Featured Actor (John Gallagher, Jr.) and Best Lighting Design (Kevin Adams). Clearly this show dominated the musical category. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew! This production should not be missed!

Some of the other productions that received awards in their respective categories were:

Best Play – Coast of Utopia
Best Actor in a Musical – David Hyde Pierce for Curtains
Best Actress in a Musical – Christine Ebersole for Grey Gardens
Best Actor in a Play – Frank Langella for Frost/Nixon
Best Actress in a Play – Julie White for The Little Dog Laughed
Best Revival – Company (Musical) Journey’s End (Play)
Best Direction of a Play – Jack O’Brien for Coast of Utopia

While many of the nominated actors and shows were worthy there can only be one winner for each category. Hopefully this list can help you when determining which production you would like to see, especially if you can only choose one this season. Whatever you decide the most important thing is to have a fun and enjoyable time at the theater! For more information on the 2007 Tony Awards

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