The Screening Room: Tony Lifetime Achievement Honoree Tommy Tune

Tony Awards   The Screening Room: Tony Lifetime Achievement Honoree Tommy Tune Nine-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune was named recipient of a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Tony Honor. Playbill.com looks back at his career with clips of his Broadway outings, concert and TV appearances and more.
Tommy Tune
Tommy Tune Photo by Joan Marcus

Now 76, Tune won his first Tony Award, as Best Featured Actor in a Musical, for his performance in the 1973 show Seesaw. He went on to win Tonys for A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine (for Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography, shared with protege Thommie Walsh); Nine (Best Direction of a Musical); My One and Only (Best Actor in a Musical and Best Choreography, shared, again, with Thommie Walsh); Grand Hotel (Direction and Choreography) and The Will Rogers Follies (Direction and Choreography).

Tune's last show to reach Broadway was the musical sequel Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public in 1994. He played several concert shows on and off Broadway, and appeared this past winter in the Encores! production of Lady, Be Good!

Here is Tune performing "Puttin' on the Ritz" at Carnegie Hall:

Here is Tune performing "'S Wonderful" from My One and Only:

 

Here is Tune performing "Tap Your Troubles Away" with the Boston Pops:

Here is Tune in a Playbill interview at his home:

 

 

Here is Tune performing in Lady, Be Good! at Encores!:

 

 

Here is Tune and others from the cast of Lady, Be Good! rehearsing:

 

 

Here is Tune dancing with Zero Mostel to "Me and My Shadow":

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