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52nd Tony Awards

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52nd Tony Awards
DateJune 7, 1998
LocationRadio City Music Hall, New York City
Hosted byRosie O'Donnell
Television/radio coverage
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The 52nd Annual Tony Awards ceremony was held on June 7, 1998, at Radio City Music Hall and was broadcast by CBS television. A documentaries segment was telecast on PBS television. The ceremony was hosted by Rosie O'Donnell, who hosted a total of three times (1997, 1998, and 2000).

This ceremony is notable for its Best Direction of a Play and Best Direction of a Musical winners both being female, the first time a female has won either award.[citation needed] The writer of the Best Play winner was also female, the second female winner of the award.[citation needed]

The Lion King's six wins, including Best Musical, made it the first franchise to complete EGOT status.[citation needed] Ragtime had 13 nominations, the most of the night, and Ragtime, The Beauty Queen of Leenane and Cabaret each won four Tonys.

The ceremony

The opening number was "Broadway Divas", with Rosie O'Donnell and the Chicago dancers introducing: Patti LuPone ("Don't Cry for Me Argentina" from Evita); Jennifer Holliday ("And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" from Dreamgirls); and Betty Buckley ("Memory" from Cats).

Musicals represented:

Winners and nominees

Winners are in bold

Best Play Best Musical
Best Revival of a Play Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Best Book of a Musical Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Best Scenic Design Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design Best Orchestrations
Best Direction of a Play Best Direction of a Musical
Best Choreography

Special awards

  • Regional Theater Tony Award
  • Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
    • Ben Edwards
    • Edward E. Colton
  • Tony Honor Winner
    • The International Theatre Institute of the United States

Multiple nominations and awards

See also


  • "Year by Year – 1998". Retrieved 13 August 2017.

External links

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