Tony Awards 1978

Actor (Featured Role–Musical) Winner – Kevin Kline (On the Twentieth Century)
Nominees: Steven Boockvor (Working)
Wayne Cilento (Dancin’)
Rex Everhart (Working)

Actor (Featured Role–Play) Winner – Lester Rawlins (Da)
Nominees: Morgan Freeman (The Mighty Gents)
Victor Garber (Deathtrap)
Cliff Gorman (Chapter Two)

Actor (Musical) Winner – John Cullum (On the Twentieth Century)
Nominees: Eddie Bracken (Hello, Dolly!)
Barry Nelson (The Act)
Gilbert Price (Timbuktu!)

Actor (Play) Winner – Barnard Hughes (Da)
Nominees: Hume Cronyn (The Gin Game)
Frank Langella (Dracula)
Jason Robards (A Touch of the Poet)

Actress (Featured Role–Musical) Winner – Nell Carter (Ain’t Misbehavin’)
Nominees: Imogene Coca (On the Twentieth Century)
Ann Reinking (Dancin’)
Charlaine Woodard (Ain’t Misbehavin’)

Actress (Featured Role–Play) Winner – Ann Wedgeworth (Chapter Two)
Nominees: Starletta DuPois (The Mighty Gents)
Swoosie Kurtz (Tartuffe)
Marian Seldes (Deathtrap)

Actress (Musical) Winner – Liza Minnelli (The Act)
Nominees: Madeline Kahn (On the Twentieth Century)
Eartha Kitt (Timbuktu!)
Frances Sternhagen (Angel)

Actress (Play) Winner – Jessica Tandy (The Gin Game)
Nominees: Anne Bancroft (Golda)
Anita Gillette (Chapter Two)
Estelle Parsons (Miss Margarida’s Way)

Book (Musical) Winner – On the Twentieth Century by Betty Comden andAdolph Green
Nominees: A History of the American Film by Christopher Durang
Runaways by Elizabeth Swados
Working by Stephen Schwartz

Choreographer Winner – Bob Fosse (Dancin’)
Nominees: Arthur Faria (Ain’t Misbehavin’)
Ron Lewis (The Act)
Elizabeth Swados (Runaways)

Costume Designer Winner – Edward Gorey (Dracula)
Nominees: Halston (The Act)
Geoffrey Holder (Timbuktu!)
Willa Kim (Dancin’)

Director (Musical) Winner – Richard Maltby, Jr. (Ain’t Misbehavin’)
Nominees: Bob Fosse (Dancin’)
Harold Prince (On the Twentieth Century)
Elizabeth Swados (Runaways)

Director (Play) Winner – Melvin Bernhardt (Da)
Nominees: Robert Moore (Deathtrap)
Mike Nichols (The Gin Game)
Dennis Rosa (Dracula)

Lawrence Langner Memorial Award for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in the American Theatre Winner – Irving Berlin

Lighting Designer Winner – Jules Fisher (Dancin’)
Nominees: Jules Fisher (Beatlemania)
Tharon Musser (The Act)
Ken Billington (Working)

Most Innovative Production of a Revival Winner – Dracula. Produced by Jujamcyn Theaters, Elizabeth I. McCann, John Wulp, Victor Lurie, Nelle Nugent, and Max Weitzenhoffer
Nominees: Tartuffe. Produced by Circle in the Square
Timbuktu! Produced by Luther Davis
A Touch of the Poet. Produced by Elliot Martin

Musical Winner – Ain’t Misbehavin’. Produced by Emanuel Azenberg,Dasha Epstein, The Shubert Organization, Jane Gaynor, andRon Dante
Nominees: Dancin’. Produced by Jules Fisher, The Shubert Organization, and Columbia Pictures
On the Twentieth Century. Produced by The Producers Circle 2, Inc. (Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, James Cresson, and Martin Richards),Joseph Harris, and Ira Bernstein
Runaways. Produced by Joseph Papp

Play Winner – Da by Hugh Leonard. Produced by Lester Osterman,Marilyn Strauss, and Marc Howard
Nominees: Chapter Two by Neil Simon. Produced byEmanuel Azenberg
Deathtrap by Ira Levin. Produced by Alfred De Liagre, Jr., and Roger L. Stevens
The Gin Game by D. L. Coburn. Produced by The Shubert Organization, Hume Cronyn, and Mike Nichols

Regional Theatre Award Winner – The Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut
Scenic DesignerWinner – Robin Wagner (On the Twentieth Century)
Nominees: Zack Brown (The Importance of Being Earnest)
Edward Gorey (Dracula)
David Mitchell (Working)

Score Winner – On the Twentieth Century. Music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Nominees: The Act. Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb
Runaways. Music and lyrics by Elizabeth Swados
Working. Music and lyrics by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, Susan Birkenhead,Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor

Theatre Award ’78Winner – To the creators, Charles Moss and Stan Dragoti (of Wells, Rich, Greene, Inc.) of the I Love New York Broadway Show Tours and its sponsor, the New York State Department of Commerce

👤 📅1 January 2009
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