TONY AWARDS - 6/06/1999

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TONY AWARDS - 6/06/1999

The 53rd Annual Tony Awards was broadcast by CBS from the Gershwin Theatre on June 6, 1999. "The First Ten" awards ceremony was telecast on PBS television. The show did not have a formal host.

The opening number was "There's No Business Like Show Business", sung by Bernadette Peters and Tom Wopat.


Julie Andrews
Bea Arthur
Alec Baldwin
Christine Baranski
Matthew Broderick
Carol Burnett
Zoe Caldwell
Mario Cantone
Stockard Channing
Alan Cumming
Judi Dench
Brian Dennehy
Laurence Fishburne
Calista Flockhart
David Hare
William Hurt
Swoosie Kurtz
Angela Lansbury
Audra McDonald
Terrence McNally
Sarah Jessica Parker
David Hyde Pierce
Chita Rivera
Jason Robards
Christian Slater
Kevin Spacey
Scott Wolf

The musicals represented were:

The Civil War ("Freedom's Child" - Lawrence Clayton and Company)
Peter Pan ("I'm Flying" - Cathy Rigby and children)
Parade ("This Is Not Over Yet"/"The Old Red Hills of Home" - Carolee Carmello, Brent Carver and Company)
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown ("My New Philosophy"/"Happiness" - Kristin Chenoweth, Anthony Rapp and Company)
Fosse ("Sing Sing Sing" - Company)
Little Me ("Boom Boom" - Martin Short and Company)
Annie Get Your Gun ("I Got the Sun in the Morning"/"Hoedown"/"Old-Fashioned Wedding" - Tom Wopat, Bernadette Peters and Company)[2]
The telecast included a special presentation (a "collage of moments") featuring performers from several of the productions nominated as Best Play and Best Revival of a Play.