Tony Awards 1972

Actor (Dramatic) Winner – Cliff Gorman (Lenny)
Nominees: Tom Aldredge (Sticks and Bones)
Donald Pleasence (Wise Child)
Jason Robards (The Country Girl)

Actor (Musical) Winner – Phil Silvers (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum)
Nominees: Clifton Davis (Two Gentlemen of Verona)
Barry Bostwick (Grease)
Raul Julia (Two Gentleman of Verona)

Actor, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic) Winner – Vincent Gardenia (The Prisoner of Second Avenue)
Nominees: Douglas Rain (Vivat! Vivat! Regina!)
Lee Richardson (Vivat! Vivat! Regina!)
Joe Silver (Lenny)

Actor, Supporting or Featured (Musical) Winner – Larry Blyden (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum)
Nominees: Timothy Myers (Grease)
Gene Nelson (Follies)
Ben Vereen (Jesus Christ Superstar)

Actress (Dramatic) Winner – Sada Thompson (Twigs)
Nominees: Eileen Atkins (Vivat! Vivat! Regina!)
Colleen Dewhurst (All Over)
Rosemary Harris (Old Times)

Actress (Musical) Winner – Alexis Smith (Follies)
Nominees: Jonelle Allen (Two Gentlemen of Verona)
Dorothy Collins (Follies)
Mildred Natwick (70, Girls, 70)

Actress, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic) Winner – Elizabeth Wilson (Sticks and Bones)
Nominees: Cara Duff-MacCormick (Moonchildren)
Mercedes McCambridge (The Love Suicide at Schofield Barracks)
Frances Sternhagen (The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window – Revival)

Actress, Supporting or Featured (Musical) Winner – Linda Hopkins (Inner City)
Nominees: Adrienne Barbeau (Grease)
Bernadette Peters (On The Town)
Beatrice Winde (Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death)

Book (Musical) Winner – Two Gentlemen of Verona by John Guare and Mel Shapiro
Nominees: Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death by Melvin Van Peebles
Follies by James Goldman
Grease by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

Choreographer Winner – Michael Bennet (Follies)
Nominees: Patricia Birch (Grease)
Jean Erdman (Two Gentlemen of Verona)

Costume Designer Winner – Florence Klotz (Follies)
Nominees: Theoni V. Aldredge (Two Gentleman of Verona)
Randy Barcelo (Jesus Christ Superstar)
Carrie F. Robbins (Grease)

Director (Dramatic) Winner – Mike Nichols (The Prisoner of Second Avenue)
Nominees: Jeff Bleckner (Sticks and Bones)
Gordon Davidson (The Trial of the Catonsville Nine)
Peter Hall (Old Times)

Director (Musical) Winner – Harold Prince and Michael Bennett (Follies)
Nominees: Gilbert Moses (Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death)
Mel Shapiro (Two Gentleman of Verona)
Burt Shevelove (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum)

Lighting Designer Winner – Tharon Musser (Follies)
Nominees: Martin Aronstein (Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death)
John Bury (Old Times)
Jules Fisher (Jesus Christ Superstar)

Musical Winner – Two Gentleman of Verona. Produced by New York Shakespeare Festival – Joseph Papp
Nominees: Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death. Produced by Eugene V. Wolsk, Charles Blackwell, Emanuel Azenberg, and Robert Malina
Follies. Produced by Harold Prince
Grease. Produced by Kenneth Waissman and Maxine Fox

Play Winner – Sticks and Bones by David Rabe. Produced by New York Shakespeare Festival – Joseph Papp
Nominees: Old Times by Harold Pinter. Produced by Roger L. Stevens
The Prisoner of Second Avenue by Neil Simon. Produced by Saint-Subber
Vivat! Vivat! Regina! by Robert Bolt. Produced byDavid Merrick and Arthur Cantor

Scenic Designer Winner – Boris Aronson (Follies)
Nominees: John Bury (Old Times)
Kert Lundell (Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death)
Robin Wagner (Jesus Christ Superstar)

Score Winner – Follies. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Nominees: Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death. Music and Lyrics by Melvin Van Peebles
Jesus Christ Superstar. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice
Two Gentlemen of Verona. Music by Galt MacDermot, lyrics by John Guare

Special Awards Winners – The Theatre Guild-American Theatre Society, for its many years of service to audiences for touring shows.
Fiddler on the Roof, on becoming the longest-running musical in Broadway history. Presented to Harold S. Prince.
Ethel Merman
Richard Rodgers

👤 📅1 January 2009
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