| June 10, 2007|
| No formal host|
| Radio City Music Hall, New York City, New York|
The 61st Annual Tony Award ceremony was held on June 10, 2007 at Radio City Music Hall, with CBS television broadcasting live. The cut-off date for eligibility was May 9, meaning that to be qualified for the 2006-2007 season, shows must have opened before or on this date.
Jane Krakowski and Taye Diggs announced the nominations on May 15, 2007.
This Tony Awards telecast won an Emmy Award, Outstanding Special Class Program, at the 59th Creative Arts Emmy Awards presented on September 8, 2007. Glenn Weiss, the director of the awards show, received a Directors Guild of America Awards nomination, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety (television).
61st Tony Awards Wikipedia
As at the 2006 Tony Award ceremony, there was no formal host and the show was emceed by the presenters.
The opening number showed the cast of A Chorus Line in rehearsal clothing dancing and singing "I Hope I Get It," outside of Radio City Music Hall accompanied by Marvin Hamlisch on the piano, with the cast then ending on the stage in full gold costumes performing "One".
The following musicals or performers performed:110 in the Shade ("Raunchy") – Audra McDonald and John Cullum
Grey Gardens ("The Revolutionary Costume for Today") – Christine Ebersole
Spring Awakening (medley of "Mama Who Bore Me," "The Bitch of Living," and "Totally Fucked")* – Company
Curtains ("Show People") – Company
Mary Poppins (medley of "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "Step in Time," and "Anything Can Happen") – Company
Company ("Being Alive") – Raul Esparza
"American Idol" winner and replacement star Fantasia Barrino performed a song from The Color Purple (musical) in honor of Regional Theater Tony Winner Alliance Theater in Atlanta, GA, where the show premiered.
*(Because it was a live TV performance, the lyrics to "The Bitch of Living" and "Totally Fucked" were altered for that night's performance.)Winners are in bold.
Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event
Jay Johnson: The Two and Only!, Producers: Roger Alan Gindi, Stewart F. Lane & Bonnie Comley, Dan Whitten, Herbert Goldsmith Productions, Ken Grossman, Bob & Rhonda Silver, Michael A. Jenkins/Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc., Wetrock Entertainment
Kiki & Herb Alive on Broadway, Producers: David J. Foster, Jared Geller, Ruth Hendel, Jonathan Reinis, Inc., Billy Zavelson, Jamie Cesa, Anne Strickland Squadron, Jennifer Manocherian, Gary Allen, Melvin Honowitz
Regional Theatre Tony Award
Alliance Theatre Company, Atlanta, Georgia
Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre