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24th Tony Awards

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April 19, 1970


Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, New York

Hosted by
Julie Andrews, Shirley MacLaine and Walter Matthau

The 24th Annual Tony Awards was broadcast by NBC television on April 19, 1970 from the Mark Hellinger Theatre in New York City. Hosts were Julie Andrews, Shirley MacLaine and Walter Matthau.


The ceremony

Presenters: Clive Barnes, Claire Bloom, Michael Caine, Jack Cassidy, David Frost, Cary Grant, Patricia Neal, George C. Scott, James Stewart, Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens.

Musicals represented:

  • Applause ("Applause"/"Welcome to the Theatre" - Bonnie Franklin, Lauren Bacall and Company)
  • Coco ("Always Mademoiselle" - Katharine Hepburn and Company)
  • Purlie ("I Got Love" - Melba Moore/"Walk Him up the Stairs" - Cleavon Little and Company)
  • Winners and nominees

    Winners are in bold

    Special awards

  • Sir Noël Coward for his multiple and immortal contributions to the theatre
  • Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne
  • New York Shakespeare Festival, for pioneering efforts on behalf of new plays
  • Barbra Streisand – Star of the Decade
  • References

    24th Tony Awards Wikipedia

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