Tony Awards for Orchestrations and Design to Be Presented Before CBS Broadcast

Tony Awards   Tony Awards for Orchestrations and Design to Be Presented Before CBS Broadcast Six of the 2003 Tony Awards will be presented prior to the live CBS telecast June 8, which begins at 8 PM. The awards for Best Orchestrations and Best Design (Scenic, Costume and Lighting) as well as the Special Tony Awards for Regional Theatre and Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre will be presented in the 45-minute pre-show viewable exclusively via the TonyAwards.com webcast.

"Highlights of the competitive awards [Orchestrations and Design] — including the acceptance speeches— will be incorporated into the telecast," according to the official Tony Awards website. Broadway devotees can log on to www.tonyawards.com as early as 6 PM to view coverage of the event live from the Radio City red carpet.

This year's annual Regional Theatre Award will go to Minneapolis, Minnesota's The Children's Theatre Company. The Lifetime Achievement honor will be presented to veteran producer-director Cy Feuer.

The nominees for the awards to be presented prior to the telecast follow:

BEST ORCHESTRATIONS:
Billy Joel and Stuart Malina, Movin’ Out
Nicholas Kitsopoulos, La Bohème
Jonathan Tunick, Nine
Harold Wheeler, Hairspray

BEST SCENIC DESIGN:
John Lee Beatty, Dinner at Eight
Santo Loquasto, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Catherine Martin, La Bohème
David Rockwell, Hairspray
BEST COSTUME DESIGN :
Gregg Barnes, Flower Drum Song
William Ivey Long, Hairspray
Catherine Martin and Angus Strathie, La Bohème
Catherine Zuber, Dinner at Eight


BEST LIGHTING DESIGN :
Donald Holder, Movin' Out
Nigel Levings, La Bohème
Brian MacDevitt, Nine
Kenneth Posner, Hairspray


The 2003 Tony Awards will be aired on CBS-TV from 8-11 PM ET on Sunday, June 8. Broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall, the evening will feature stage and screen actor Hugh Jackman as host. Check in to Playbill On-Line's Tony Awards section on Tony night for updates.