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|Named Person:||Alan Bennett; Bob Gaudio; Clifford Odets; Richard Adler; Richard Griffiths; Cynthia Nixon; John Lloyd Young; LaChanze; Ian McDiarmid; Frances De la Tour; Christian Hoff; Beth Leavel; Bob Martin; Don McKellar; Lisa Lambert; Greg Morrison; Bob Crowley; David Gallo; Catherine Zuber; Gregg Barnes; Mark Henderson; Howell Binkley; Nicholas Hytner; John Doyle; Kathleen Marshall; Sarah Travis; Harold Prince; Sarah Jones|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||Glenn Weiss; Ricky Kirshner; Elizabeth I McCann; David Boone; Joey Parnes; Elliot Lawrence; Lauren Ambrose; Julie Andrews; Hank Azaria; Harry Belafonte; Kristen Bell; Norbert Leo Butz; Glenn Close; Harry Connick; Barbara Cook; Jim Dale; Christine Ebersole; Harvey Fierstein; Ana Gasteyer; Joanna Gleason; Marcia Gay Harden; Neil Patrick Harris; Hal Holbrook; Bill Irwin; James Earl Jones; T R Knight; Frank Langella; Josh Lucas; Julianna Margulies; Audra McDonald; Michael McKean; Brian Stokes Mitchell; S Epatha Merkerson; James Naughton; Patricia Neal; Bebe Neuwirth; Cynthia Nixon; Janis Paige; Anna Paquin; Rosie Perez; Joe Pesci; Bernadette Peters; David Hyde Pierce; Oliver Platt; Jonathan Pryce; Sara Ramirez; Molly Ringwald; Chita Rivera; Paul Rudd; Mark Ruffalo; Julia Roberts; Kyra Sedgwick; Paul Shaffer; Tom Skerritt; Jamie-Lynn Sigler; John Tartaglia; Richard Thomas; Stanley Tucci; Rita Wilson; Oprah Winfrey; Alfre Woodard; Bob Gaudio; Tommy Devito; Frankie Valli; Felicia P Fields; Sutton Foster; Bob Martin; John Lloyd Young; Daniel Reichard; J Robert Spencer; Christian Hoff; Kelli O'Hara; Megan Lawrence; Michael Cerveris; Patti LuPone; Manoel Feliciano; Cyndi Lauper; Alan Cumming; Stephen Lynch; Howard McGillin; Matthew Broderick; Jane Krakowski; Liza Minnelli; Leslie Uggams; Ben Vereen; Ian McDiarmid; Frances De la Tour; Kathleen Marshall; Nicholas Hytner; Don McKellar; Lisa Lambert; Greg Morrison; John Doyle; Bartlett Sher; André Bishop; Bernard Gersten; Beth Leavel; Harold Prince; Richard Griffiths; Sarah Jones; Sarah Travis; Howell Binkley; Catherine Zuber; Gregg Barnes; Bob Crowley; David Gallo; Todd Haimes; Alan Bennett; Bob Boyett; LaChanze.; Michael David; White Cherry Entertainment.; American Theatre Wing.; CBS Television Network.|
|Notes:||Credits at end of disc.
The presentation of the first ten awards took place before the telecast began. This portion of the ceremony is webcast at tonyawards.com.
Opening number: Harry Connick Jr. leads all sixty presenters in a song-filled celebration of Broadway that includes Tonight (West Side story), Give my regards to Broadway (George M.!), and There's no business like show business (Annie get your gun).
In honor of Harold Prince's Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, Howard McGillin appears as The Phantom and performed Music of the night from Phantom of the opera, Broadway's longest-running musical, directed by Mr. Prince.
Alfre Woodard introduces a segment celebrating members of the Broadway community who died during the 2005-2006 season, including playwrights Wendy Wasserstein and August Wilson. They are also represented in monologues performed by Cynthia Nixon (Wasserstein's The Heidi chronicles) and James Earl Jones (Wilson's Fences).
Musicals and plays represented (performer, song / show): Felicia P. Fields and female ensemble, Hell no!; LaChanze and company, The color purple / The color purple -- Sutton Foster and Bob Martin and company, Show off / The drowsy chaperone -- John Lloyd Young, Can't take my eyes off of you; Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer, and Christian Hoff and the ensemble, Who loves you / Jersey Boys -- Harry Connick Jr., Kelli O. Hara and Megan Lawrence and company, medley of There once was a man and Hernando's hideaway / The pajama game -- Michael Cerveris, Patti LuPone and Manoel Feliciano and company, medley of The ballad of Sweeney Todd, The worst pies in London, and My friends / Sweeney Todd -- Cyndi Lauper and Alan Cumming and members of the ensemble, The ballad of the pimp / The threepenny opera -- Stephen Lynch and company, It's your wedding day /The wedding singer.
Regional Theatre Award winner: Intiman Theatre, Seattle, Wash. Bartlett Sher, artistic director.
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Harold Prince.
Special Tony Award: Sarah Jones.
|Credits:||Musical director, Elliot Lawrence ; managing producer, Elizabeth I. McCann ; coordinating producer, Joey Parnes.|
|Performer(s):||Presenters, performers, and special appearances: Lauren Ambrose, Julie Andrews, Hank Azaria, Harry Belafonte, Kristen Bell, Norbert Leo Butz, Victoria Clark, Glenn Close, Harry Connick, Jr., Barbara Cook, Jim Dale, Christine Ebersole, Harvey Fierstein, Ana Gasteyer, Joanna Gleason, Marcia Gay Harden, Neil Patrick Harris, Hal Holbrook, Bill Irwin, James Earl Jones, T. R. Knight, Frank Langella, Josh Lucas, Julianna Margulies, Audra McDonald, Michael McKean, S. Epatha Merkerson, Brian Stokes Mitchell, James Naughton, Patricia Neal, Bebe Neuwirth, Cynthia Nixon, Janis Paige, Anna Paquin, Rosie Perez, Joe Pesci, Bernadette Peters, David Hyde Pierce, Oliver Platt, Jonathan Pryce, Sara Ramirez, Molly Ringwald, Chita Rivera, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Kyra Sedgwick, Paul Shaffer, Tom Skerritt, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, John Tartaglia, Richard Thomas, Stanley Tucci, Rita Wilson, Oprah Winfrey, and Alfre Woodard, along with the three surviving members of the original Four Seasons (Bob Gaudio, Tommy Devito, and Frankie Valli) and the cast of Monty Python's Spamalot.
There were also special taped appearances from: Matthew Broderick, Jane Krakowski, Liza Minnelli, Leslie Uggams, and Ben Vereen.
|Event notes:||Videotaped by the CBS Television Network at Radio City Music Hall, New York, N.Y., during a live broadcast June 11, 2006.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (DVD) (132 min.) : sd., col. NTSC ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Contents:||Award recipients (performer, category / play title): Richard Griffiths, actor, play / The history boys --
Cynthia Nixon, actress, play / Rabbit hole --
John Lloyd Young, actor, musical / Jersey boys --
LaChanze, actress / The color purple --
Ian McDiarmid, featured actor / Faith healer --
Frances de la Tour, featured actress / The history boys --
Christian Hoff, featured actor / Jersey boys --
Beth Leavel, featured actress / The drowsy chaperone. Award recipients (name, category / play title): Alan Bennett, playwright; Boyett Ostar Productions, Roger Berlind, et al. producers, play / The history boys --
Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, et al. producers, musical / Jersey boys --
Bob Martin and Don McKellar, book / The drowsy chaperone --
Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, score / The drowsy chaperone --
Lincoln Center Theater, André Bishop, Bernard Gersten, producers, play, revival / Awake and sing! --
Roundabout Theatre Company, Todd Haimes, et al. producer, musical, revival / The pajama game --
Bob Crowley, scenic design / The history boys --
David Gallo, scenic design / The drowsy chaperone --
Catherine Zuber, costume design / Awake and sing! --
Gregg Barnes, costume design / The drowsy chaperone --
Mark Henderson, lighting design / The history boys --
Howell Binkley, lighting design / Jersey boys --
Nicholas Hytner, director, play / The history boys --
John Doyle, director, musical / Sweeney Todd --
Kathleen Marshall, choreographer / The pajama game --
Sarah Travis, orchestrations / Sweeney Todd.
|Series Title:||Tony Awards|
|Other Titles:||2006 Tony Awards|
|Responsibility:||executive producers, Ricky Kirshner, Glenn Weiss, White Cherry Entertainment ; director, Glenn Weiss ; writer, Dave Boone.|
- Bennett, Alan, -- 1934- -- History boys.
- Gaudio, Bob. -- Jersey boys.
- Odets, Clifford, -- 1906-1963. -- Awake and sing!
- Adler, Richard, -- 1921-2012. -- Pajama game.
- Griffiths, Richard, -- 1947- -- Awards.
- Nixon, Cynthia -- Awards.
- Young, John Lloyd -- Awards.
- LaChanze -- Awards.
- McDiarmid, Ian -- Awards.
- De la Tour, Frances, -- 1944- -- Awards.
- Hoff, Christian, -- 1968- -- Awards.
- Leavel, Beth -- Awards.
- Martin, Bob, -- 1962- -- Awards.
- McKellar, Don, -- 1963- -- Awards.
- Lambert, Lisa -- Awards.
- Morrison, Greg -- Awards.
- Crowley, Bob -- Awards.
- Gallo, David -- Awards.
- Zuber, Catherine -- Awards.
- Barnes, Gregg -- Awards.
- Henderson, Mark -- Awards.
- Binkley, Howell -- Awards.
- Hytner, Nicholas -- Awards.
- Doyle, John -- Awards.
- Marshall, Kathleen -- Awards.
- Travis, Sarah -- Awards.
- Prince, Harold, -- 1928- -- Awards.
- Jones, Sarah, -- 1974- -- Awards.
- Intiman Theatre Company.
- Tony Awards.
- Theater -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Awards -- 2001-2010.