Running Sequence for the 1996 Tony Awards

Tony Awards   Running Sequence for the 1996 Tony Awards
 
Here is a complete list of the 1996 Antoinette Perry Award nominees and the order in which the awards are scheduled to be announced on the June 2 Tony show, being broadcast on CBS.

Here is a complete list of the 1996 Antoinette Perry Award nominees and the order in which the awards are scheduled to be announced on the June 2 Tony show, being broadcast on CBS.

The running order was current as of May 31, but is subject (in fact, virtually guaranteed) to change, especially if time runs short. CBS has said it will not allow the broadcast to run past 11 PM.

Only seven of the awards will be given live on the show. The other categories will be taped in advance and shown in edited versions during the broadcast.

Here is the running schedule for the 50th annual Tony Awards:

Opening sequence: Carly Simon's "The Show Must Go On" (Bernadette Peters, Liza Minnelli and Tony alumni). Introduction of host Nathan Lane and a scene from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

A scene from The King and I

Presentation of Tony Award for BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Hello, Dolly!
The King and I
Company

Presentation of Tony Award for BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY
A Delicate Balance
A Midsummer Night's Dream
An Ideal Husband
Inherit the Wind

Presentation of Tony Award for BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
James Gammon in Buried Child
Reg Rogers in Holiday
Roger Robinson in Seven Guitars
Ruben Santiago-Hudson in Seven Guitars

Presentation of Tony Award for BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Viola Davis in Seven Guitars
Audra McDonald in Master Class
Lois Smith in Buried Child
Michele Shay in Seven Guitars

Scene from Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk

Presentation of Tony Award for SPECIAL TONY FOR OUTSTANDING REGIONAL THEATRE to Alley Theatre of Houston.

Presentation of Tony Award for BEST DIRECTOR OF A PLAY
Gerald Gutierrez for A Delicate Balance
Peter Hall for An Ideal Husband
Lloyd Richards for Seven Guitars
Gary Sinise for Buried Child

Presentation of Tony Award for BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Graciela Daniele for Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Savion Glover for Noise/Funk
Marlies Yearby for Rent
Susan Stroman for Big

Scene from Big

Scene from State Fair

Presentation of Tony Award for BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Jane Greenwood for A Delicate Balance
Roger Kirk for The King and I
Allison Reeds for Buried Child
Paul Tazewell for Noise/Funk

Presentation of Tony Award for BEST LIGHTING DESIGN
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer for Noise/Funk
Blake Burba for Rent
Nigel Levings for The King and I
Christopher Akerlind for Seven Guitars

Presentation of Tony Award for BEST SCENIC DESIGN
Scott Bradley for Seven Guitars
John Lee Beatty for A Delicate Balance
Anthony Ward for A Midsummer Night's Dream
Brian Thomason for The King and I

Isabelle Stevenson speaks for the American Theatre Wing

Scene from Rent

Presentation of Tony Award for BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL
Graciela Daniele, Michael John LaChiusa, and Jim Lewis for Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Jonathan Larson for Rent
Reg E. Gaines for Noise/Funk
John Weidman for Big

Presentation of Tony Award for BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A MUSICAL
Daryl Waters, Zane Mark, Ann Duquesnay, Reg. E. Gaines and George C. Wolfe for Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk
Jonathan Larson for Rent
David Shire and Richard Maltby Jr. for Big
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein for State Fair*

* The Tony Committee added this note to the State Fair nomination: "When considering the score of State Fair, please consider only the following 'Original songs written for the Theatre' as eligible: 'Driving at Night', 'You Never Had It So Good', 'When I Go Out Walking With My Baby', 'Boys and Girls Like You and Me'."

Presentation of Tony Award for BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Wilson Jermaine Heredia in Rent
Brent Tabisel in Big
Scott Wise in State Fair
Lewis J. Stadlen in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Presentation of Tony Award for BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Veanne Cox for Company
Idina Menzel for Rent
Ann Duquesnay for Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk
Joohee Choi in The King and I

Presentation of Tony Award for BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL
Jerry Zaks for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Michael Greif for Rent
Christopher Renshaw for The King and I
George C .Wolfe for Noise/Funk

Scenes from Chronicle of a Death Foretold and Swinging on a Star

Presentation of Tony Award for BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY
George Grizzard in A Delicate Balance
Martin Shaw in An Ideal Husband
Philip Bosco in Moon Over Buffalo
George C. Scott in Inherit the Wind

Presentation of Tony Award for BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Zoe Caldwell in Master Class
Rosemary Harris in A Delicate Balance
Elaine Stritch A Delicate Balance
Carol Burnett in Moon Over Buffalo

Presentation of Tony Award for BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Savion Glover in Noise/Funk
Nathan Lane in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Adam Pascal in Rent
Lou Diamond Phillips in The King and I

Presentation of Tony Award for BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Julie Andrews in Victor/Victoria
Crista Moore in Big
Donna Murphy in The King and I
Daphne Rubin-Vega in Rent

Presentation of Tony Award for BEST PLAY
Master Class by Terrence McNally
Seven Guitars by August Wilson
Buried Child by Sam Shepard
Racing Demon by David Hare

Presentation of Tony Award for BEST MUSICAL
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk
Swinging on a Star
Rent

Closing Sequence

-- By Robert Viagas

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