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Tony Awards (1976)

Tony Awards (1976)

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The 30th Annual Tony Awards was held at the Shubert Theatre on April 18, 1976 and broadcast by ABC television. Hosts were Eddie Albert, Richard Burton, Jane Fonda, Diana Rigg, George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere.

Presenters: Alan Arkin, Clifton Davis, Bonnie Franklin, Celeste Holm, Cloris Leachman, Michele Lee, Jerry Lewis, Hal Linden, Mary Martin, Mike Nichols, Christopher Plummer, Vanessa Redgrave, Marlo Thomas, Leslie Uggams.[1]

The theme of the show was "The Ones That Got Away", a medley of memorable songs from past musicals that did not win the Tony. Richard Burton performed a scene from Hamlet.

The medley included songs from:

Annie Get Your Gun

Where's Charley?

Miss Liberty

Call Me Madam

Paint Your Wagon

Wish You Were Here

Peter Pan

Mr Wonderful

Bells Are Ringing

West Side Story

Flower Drum Song

Gypsy

Camelot

Milk And Honey

Stop the World – I Want to Get Off

Funny Girl

Sweet Charity

Purlie

The Rothschilds

Grease

Gigi

Shenandoah

Musicals represented:

A Chorus Line ("I Hope I Get It"/"One" - Company)

Bubbling Brown Sugar ("Sweet Georgia Brown" - Vivian Reed, Lonnie McNeil, Newton Winters)

Chicago ("All I Care About" - Jerry Orbach and Company)

Pacific Overtures ("Advantages of Floating in the Middle of the Sea" - Mako and Company)