Actor (Featured Role–Musical) Winner – Mandy Patinkin (Evita)
Nominees: David Garrison (A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine)
Harry Groener (Oklahoma!)
Bob Gunton (Evita)

Actor (Featured Role–Play) Winner – David Rounds (Morning’s at Seven)
Nominees: David Dukes (Bent)
George Hearn (Watch on the Rhine)
Earle Hyman (The Lady from Dubuque)
Joseph Maher (Night and Day)

Actor (Musical) Winner – Jim Dale (Barnum)
Nominees: Gregory Hines (Comin’ Uptown)
Mickey Rooney (Sugar Babies)
Giorgio Tozzi (The Most Happy Fella)

Actor (Play) Winner – John Rubinstein (Children of a Lesser God)
Nominees: Charles Brown (Home)
Gerlad Hiken (Strider)
Judd Hirsch (Talley’s Folly)

Actress (Featured Role–Musical) Winner – Priscilla Lopez (A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine)
Nominees: Debbie Allen (West Side Story)
Glenn Close (Barnum)
Josie de Guzman (West Side Story)

Actress (Featured Role–Play) Winner – Dinah Manoff (I Ought to be in Pictures)
Nominees: Maureen Anderman (The Lady from Dubuque)
Pamela Burrell (Strider)
Lois de Banzie (Morning’s at Seven)

Actress (Musical) Winner – Patti Lupone (Evita)
Nominees: Christine Andreas (Oklahoma!)
Sandy Duncan (Peter Pan)
Ann Miller (Sugar Babies)

Actress (Play) Winner – Phyllis Frelich (Children of a Lesser God)
Nominees: Blythe Danner (Betrayal)
Maggie Smith (Night and Day)
Anne Twomey (Nuts)

Book (Musical) Winner – Evita by Tim Rice
Nominees: A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine by Dick Vosburgh
Barnum by Mark Bramble
Sugar Babies by Ralph G. Allen and Harry Rigby

Choreographer Winner – Tommy Tune and Thommie Walsh (A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine)
Nominees: Ernest Flatt (Sugar Babies)
Larry Fuller (Evita)
Joe Layton (Barnum)

Costume Designer Winner – Theoni V. Aldredge (Barnum)
Nominees: Pierre Balmain (Happy New Year)
Timothy O’Brien and Tazeena Firth (Evita)
Raoul Pene Du Bois (Sugar Babies)

Director (Musical) Winner – Harold Prince (Evita)
Nominees: Ernest Flatt and Rudy Tronto (Sugar Babies)
Joe Layton (Barnum)
Tommy Tune (A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine)

Director (Play) Winner – Vivian Matalon (Morning’s at Seven)
Nominees: Gordon Davidson (Children of a Lesser God)
Peter Hall (Betrayal)
Marshall W. Mason (Talley’s Folly)

Lawrence Langner Memorial Award for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in the American Theatre Winner – Helen Hayes

Lighting Designer Winner – David Hersey (Evita)
Nominees: Beverly Emmons (A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine)
Craig Miller (Barnum)
Dennis Parichy (Talley’s Folly)

Musical Winner – Evita. Produced by Robert Stigwood
Nominees: A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine. Produced by Alexander H. Cohen and Hildy Parks
Barnum. Produced by Judy Gordon, Cy Coleman, Lois Rosenfield, and Maurice Rosenfield
Sugar Babies. Produced by Terry Allen Kramerand Harry Rigby

Play Winner – Children of a Lesser God by Mark Medoff. Produced by Emanuel Azenberg, The Shubert Organization, Dasha Epstein, and Ron Dante
Nominees: Bent by Martin Sherman. Produced by Jack Schlissel and Steven Steinlauf
Home by Samm-Art Williams. Produced by Elizabeth I. McCann, Nelle Nugent, Gerald S. Krone, and Ray Larsen
Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson. Produced by Nancy Cooperstein, Porter Van Zandt, and Marc Howard

Regional Theatre Award Winner – Actors Theatre of Louisville, Kentucky

Reproduction (Play or Musical) Winner – Morning’s at Seven. Produced by Elizabeth I. McCann, Nelle Nugent and Ray Larson
Nominees: Major Barbara. Produced by Circle in the Square
Peter Pan. Produced by Zev Bufman
West Side Story. Produced by Gladys Rackmil, the John F. Kennedy Center, James M. Nederlander and Ruth Mitchell

Scenic Designer Winners (tie) – John Lee Beatty (Talley’s Folly)
David Mitchell (Barnum)
Nominees: John Lee Beatty (Talley’s Folly)
David Mitchell (Barnum)
Timothy O’Brien and Tazeena Firth (Evita)
Tony Walton (A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine)

Score Winner – Evita. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice
Nominees: A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine. Music by Frank Lazarus, lyrics by Dick Vosburgh
Barnum. Music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Michael Stewart
Sugar Babies. Music and lyrics by Arthur Malvin

Special Awards Winners – Mary Tyler Moore (Whose Life Is It Anyway?)
Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, Connecticut

Theatre Award ’80 Winners – Richard Fitzgerald, honored for his installing the infrared system in Broadway theatres, thus bringing the compassion and dedication of making theatergoing for those with impaired hearing, rewarding, stimulating and enjoyable.
Hobe Morrison, theater editor of Variety