Running Order for the 1997 Tony Awards Program

Tony Awards   Running Order for the 1997 Tony Awards Program Here is the running order of the 1997 Tony Awards program, as it stood May 23. The schedule is subject to change. Playbill On-Line will update the list through curtain time June 1.

Here is the running order of the 1997 Tony Awards program, as it stood May 23. The schedule is subject to change. Playbill On-Line will update the list through curtain time June 1.

Owing to the unusual nature of this year’s Tony broadcast, the list is divided into two parts. The first hour of the Tonys will be broadcast on PBS-TV 8-9 PM ET. Check local listings for showtimes. The balance of the broadcast, hosted by Rosie O’Donnell, will be broadcast on CBS-TV 9-11 PM ET.

The Awards To Be Given on PBS-TV 8-9 PM (ET)

Award #1: Choreography
Award #2: Orchestrations
Award #3: Book of a Musical
Award #4: Score
Award #5: Scenic Design
Aware #6: Costume Design
Award #7: Lighting Design
Award #8: Director of a Play
Award #9: Director of a Musical
Award #10: Best Regional Theatre (winner, Berkeley Rep, already announced

The Awards To Be Given on CBS-TV 9-11 PM (ET)


1. Arrivals
2. Opening Number (Rosie O’Donnell)
3. Commercial
4. Rosie Opening Talk
5. Award #1: Featured Actress/ Play
6. Intro and Award #2: Featured Actor/ Play
7. Intro and scene from Steel Pier
8. Commercial #2
9. Intro and scene from the Life
10. Intro and Award #3: Featured Actor/ Musical
11. Intro and Award #4: Featured Actress/ Musical
12. Intro and scene from Annie
13. Commercial #3
14. Intro and Award #5: Lead Actress Musical
15. Intro and scene from Candide
16. Intro and Award #6: Lead Actor Musical
17. Commercial #4
18. Intro and scene from Once Upon a Mattress
19. Intro and Award #7: Lead Actress Play
20. Intro and Award #8: Lead Actor Play
21. American Theatre Wing / Isabelle Stevenson
22. Commercial#5
23. Intro and Award #9: Revival Play
24. Intro and scene from Chicago
25. Intro and Award #10: Revival Musical
26. Commercial #6
27. Intro and Re-cap of PBS Awards
28. Intro and Award #11: Best Play
29. Commercial #7
30. Intro and scene from Titanic
31. Intro and Award #12: Best Musical
32. Goodnights
33. Credits -- By Robert Viagas

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