TONY AWARDS - 4/21/1968

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TONY AWARDS - 4/21/1968

The 22nd Annual Tony Awards was held on April 21, 1968 at the Shubert Theatre and broadcast on television by NBC. Hosts were Angela Lansbury and Peter Ustinov, assisted by Jack Benny and with Alfred Drake doing narration.

The theme of this year's awards ceremony was to salute previous Tony Award-winning musicals.

Presenters: Anne Bancroft, Shirley Booth, Art Carney, Trudy Carson, Diahann Carroll, Carol Cole, Sandy Dennis, Audrey Hepburn, Jerry Herman, Anne Jackson, Alan King, Groucho Marx, Liza Minnelli, Paul Newman, Gregory Peck, Harold Prince, Tony Randall, Eli Wallach, Joanne Woodward.

Musicals represented:

Golden Rainbow ("Twenty-Four Hours a Day" - Company);
The Happy Time ("The Happy Time"/"A Certain Girl" - Robert Goulet, David Wayne, Michael Rupert)
Man of La Mancha ("The Impossible Dream" - David Atkinson)
Fiddler on the Roof ("Matchmaker,Matchmaker"-Tanya Everett, Bette Midler, Mimi Turque)
Cabaret ("Cabaret" - Jill Haworth)
Hello, Dolly! ("Put on Your Sunday Clothes"/"So Long, Dearie" - Pearl Bailey and Company)
How Now, Dow Jones ("Step to the Rear" - Tony Roberts and Company)
Hallelujah, Baby! ("Smile, Smile" - Leslie Uggams, Lillian Hayman, Robert Hooks)