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|Named Person:||Ethel Merman; Richard Rodgers; Cliff Gorman; Phil Silvers; Vincent Gardenia; Larry Blyden; Sada Thompson; Alexis Smith; Elizabeth Wilson; Linda Hopkins; John Guare; Mel Shapiro; Michael Bennett; Florence Klotz; Mike Nichols; Tharon Musser; Boris Aronson; Stephen Sondheim; Jerry Bock; David Rabe; Galt MacDermot|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||Alexander H Cohen; Hildy Parks; Clark Jones; Elliot Lawrence; Roy A Somlyo; Henry Fonda; Deborah Kerr; Peter Ustinov; Richard Benjamin; Ingrid Bergman; Claire Bloom; Arlene Dahl; Sandy Duncan; Peter Falk; Lee Grant; Joel Grey; Arthur Hill; Hal Holbrook; Jean Stapleton; Gwen Verdon; Larry Blyden; Alfred Drake; Yvonne Elliman; Jeff Fenholt; Helen Gallagher; Lisa Kirk; Hal Linden; Barbara McNair; Ethel Merman; Constance Towers; Desi Arnaz; Janet Blair; Bobby Van; Ruby Keeler; Richard Rodgers; Harold Prince; Cliff Gorman; Phil Silvers; Vincent Gardenia; Sada Thompson; Alexis Smith; Elizabeth Wilson; Linda Hopkins; John Guare; Michael Bennett; Florence Klotz; Mike Nichols; Tharon Musser; Boris Aronson; David Rabe; Joseph Papp; Stephen Sondheim; American Theatre Wing.; ABC Television Network.|
|Notes:||Credits at end of tape.
Includes original television commercials and blackouts intended for commercials.
Not all awards presented included in the broadcast. For a complete list of recipients see tonyawards.com.
Special Tony Awards were presented to Ethel Merman and Richard Rodgers. A dual musical salute was the highlight of the evening's entertainment.
Special Tony Awards winner: Fiddler on the roof, on becoming the longest-running musical in Broadway history, presented to Harold S. Prince.
Musicals represented (show, song / performer): Ain't supposed to die a natural death, Put a curse on you / Company -- Jesus Christ superstar, Medley / Jeff Fenholt, Yvonne Elliman and Company -- No, no, Nanette, You can dance with any girl / Helen Gallagher and Bobby Van; I want to be happy / Ruby Keeler and Company.
|Credits:||Musical director, Elliot Lawrence ; co-produced by Roy A. Somlyo.|
|Performer(s):||Hosts: Henry Fonda, Deborah Kerr and Peter Ustinov.
Presenters: Richard Benjamin, Ingrid Bergman, Claire Bloom, Arlene Dahl, Sandy Duncan, Peter Falk, Lee Grant, Joel Grey, Arthur Hill, Hal Holbrook, Jean Stapleton, Gwen Verdon.
Performers: Desi Arnaz, Janet Blair, Larry Blyden, Alfred Drake, Helen Gallagher, Lisa Kirk, Hal Linden, Barbara McNair, Ethel Merman, Constance Towers.
|Event notes:||Videotaped by the ABC Television Network at the Broadway Theatre, New York, N.Y., during a live broadcast April 23, 1972.|
|Description:||2 videocassettes (VHS) (135 min.) : bsd., color NTSC ; 1/2 in.|
|Contents:||Award recipients (performer, category / play title): Cliff Gorman, actor / Lenny --
Phil Silvers, actor / A funny thing happened on the way to the forum --
Vincent Gardenia, featured actor / The prisoner of Second Avenue --
Larry Blyden, featured actor / A funny thing happened on the way to the forum --
Sada Thompson, actress / Twigs --
Alexis Smith, actress / Follies --
Elizabeth Wilson, featured actress / Sticks and bones --
Linda Hopkins, featured actress / Inner city. Award recipients (name, category / play title): John Guare and Mel Shapiro, book / Two gentlemen of Verona --
Michael Bennett, choreographer / Follies --
Florence Klotz, costume designer / Follies --
Mike Nichols, director, play / The prisoner of Second Avenue --
Harold Prince and Michael Bennett, directors, musical / Follies --
Tharon Musser, lighting director / Follies --
New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp, producer, musical / Two gentleman of Verona --
David Rabe, playwright; New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp, producer / Sticks and bones --
Boris Aronson, scenic designer / Follies --
Stephen Sondheim, score / Follies.
|Series Title:||Tony Awards|
|Other Titles:||1972 Tony Awards|
|Responsibility:||executive producer, Alexander H. Cohen ; written by Hildy Parks ; directed by Clark Jones.|
- Merman, Ethel -- Awards.
- Rodgers, Richard, -- 1902-1979 -- Awards.
- Gorman, Cliff -- Awards.
- Silvers, Phil, -- 1911-1985 -- Awards.
- Gardenia, Vincent -- Awards.
- Blyden, Larry -- Awards.
- Thompson, Sada -- Awards.
- Smith, Alexis -- Awards.
- Wilson, Elizabeth -- Awards.
- Hopkins, Linda -- Awards.
- Guare, John -- Awards.
- Shapiro, Mel -- Awards.
- Bennett, Michael, -- 1943-1987 -- Awards.
- Klotz, Florence -- Awards.
- Nichols, Mike -- Awards.
- Musser, Tharon -- Awards.
- Aronson, Boris, -- 1900-1980 -- Awards.
- Sondheim, Stephen -- Awards.
- Bock, Jerry. -- Fiddler on the roof.
- Rabe, David. -- Sticks and bones.
- MacDermot, Galt. -- Two gentlemen of Verona.
- Tony Awards.
- Theater -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Awards -- 1971-1980.