Generally regarded as the highpoint of the Broadway theatre season, the annual Tony Awards were first handed out at the famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel in 1947. Since that time the nominations and awards themselves have come to represent not only a recognition of theatrical achievement, but of box office success. For a full list of the 2006 nominees, click here.
At left, The History Boys’ Samuel Barnett and Frances de la Tour, Faith Healer’s Ralph Fiennes and Ian McDiarmid, Judy Kaye (Souvenir) and LaChanze (The Color Purple), as well as Domhnall Gleeson (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) and Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole) are seen at the event. Below, a gathering of the nominees from The Pajama Game - including Kelli O’Hara and Harry Connick, Jr. - as well as The Color Purple pose for the cameras at the 2006 Tony Awards Nominees Press Reception.
Photos by Aubrey Reuben