Explore 40 Years of Tony Awards Playbills in the Playbill Vault

By Brynn Cox
06 Jun 2013

The 1967 Tony Awards Playbill
The 1967 Tony Awards Playbill

In celebration of the 67th Annual Tony Awards, which will be held June 9 at Radio City Musical Hall, PlaybillVault.com is revisiting our rich history of 40 years of Playbills for the annual Tony Awards from our online archives.

Tony Awards attendees, like any Broadway audience, receive a commemorative Playbill featuring ceremony highlights, headshots of participating artists and feature articles. Over 2,000 pages from four decades of these Tony Awards Playbills are available to view in the Vault.

The Vault's earliest archived Tony Playbill is from the 1967 ceremony,  which featured Mary Martin and Robert Preston as co-hosts, a presentation from New York City mayor John V. Lindsay, and an opening performance of "Wilkommen" by Joel Grey and the original Broadway cast of Cabaret.

The Playbill from the 65th Annual Tony Awards features Neil Patrick Harris in his second stint as host (he returns for his fourth time this year), nominee production photos, and hand-drawn sketches from Tony-nominated costume designers of shows like Anything Goes and Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

Browse the Tony Playbills by year below:

2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996
1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1987 1986
1985 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1976
1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1969 1968 1967