TONY AWARDS - 6/03/1984

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TONY AWARDS - 6/03/1984

The 38th Annual Tony Awards were held on June 3, 1984 at the Gershwin Theatre and broadcast by CBS television. Hosts were Julie Andrews and Robert Preston.

Presenters and performers:[2] Carol Channing, Marilyn Cooper, Nancy Dussault, Robert Goulet, Robert Guillaume, Beth Howland, Larry Kert, Michele Lee, Dorothy Loudon, Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli, Mary Tyler Moore, Anita Morris, Bernadette Peters, Anthony Quinn, Tony Randall, Tony Roberts, Chita Rivera, Leslie Uggams, Gwen Verdon, Raquel Welch

Musicals represented:[2]

Baby ("I Want It All" - Liz Callaway, Catherine Cox and Beth Fowler)
La Cage aux Folles ("We Are What We Are" - Company/"I Am What I Am" - George Hearn)
The Tap Dance Kid ("Fabulous Feet" - Hinton Battle, Company)
The Rink ("Wallflower" - Chita Rivera and Liza Minnelli)
Sunday in the Park with George ("Sunday" - Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Company)
There was a special salute to the songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim.[1] The Finale was a medley of Jerry Herman songs, including "Milk and Honey' and "Shalom" (Robert Goulet), "Before the Parade Passes By" (Carol Channing), "It Only Takes a Moment" (Nancy Dussault), "Hello, Dolly!" (chorus plus Channing), "If He Walked Into My Life" (Leslie Uggams) and "Mame" (Dorothy Loudon); a Mack & Mabel medley with Robert Preston ("I Won't Send Roses") and Bernadette Peters ("Time Heals Everything"); and a La Cage aux Folles segment with Gene Barry, the Cagelles, and George Hearn, ("I Am What I Am").[1] The first Brooks Atkinson Award for lifetime contribution to the theater was given to Al Hirschfeld.