Dreamgirls dominated the 1982 Tonys with 13 nominations. The production won six of those categories, including awards for Jennifer Holliday and co-choreographers Michael Bennett and Michael Peters, but the show lost Best Musical to Maury Yeston's Nine.
The Playbill Vault also features a Dreamgirls Playbill from two years into the show's run. In this vintage Playbill from 1983, Adriane Lenox, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Vanessa Townsell star as the girl group on the rise. Original cast member Obba Babatunde continues as C. C. White, and Tony winner Hinton Battle (Sophisticated Ladies) replaced Cleavant Derricks as James Thunder Early.