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The 48th Annual Tony Awards was broadcast by CBS from the Gershwin Theatre on June 12, 1994. The hosts were Sir Anthony Hopkins and Amy Irving.


Musical Sequence

Victor Garber introduced scenes from the 1994 nominees for Best Revival of a Musical:
  • Grease ("We Go Together" - Company);
  • She Loves Me ("I Don't Know His Name"/"She Loves Me" - Diane Fratantoni, Sally Mayes and Boyd Gaines);
  • Damn Yankees ("Shoeless Joe From Hannibal, Mo." - Vicki Lewis and Company);
  • Carousel ("You'll Never Walk Alone"- Shirley Verrett and Company).

  • Vanessa L. Williams on live remote from Toronto introduced Show Boat ("Ol' Man River" - Michel Bell and Company).

Musicals represented

This was the first year for several awards: the award for Best Revival was given separately for plays and musicals, and the "Lifetime Achievement Award". The first Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to husband-and-wife Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn by another husband-and-wife, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.

Award winners and nominees

Winners are in bold


Best Play
  • Angels in America: Perestroika by Tony Kushner Produced by Jujamcyn Theaters, Mark Taper Forum/Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director with Margo Lion, Susan Quint Gallin, Jon B. Platt, The Baruch-Frankel-Viertel Group, and Frederick Zollo, in association with The New York Shakespeare Festival, Mordecai/Cole Productions and Herb Alpert
  • Broken Glass by Arthur Miller Produced by Robert Whitehead/Roger L. Stevens/Lars Schmidt, Spring Sirkin and Terry and Timothy Childs
  • The Kentucky Cycle by Robert Schenkkan Produced by David Reichenthal, Gene Korf, Roger L. Stevens, Jennifer Manocherian, Annette Niemtzow, Mark Taper Forum/Intiman Theatre Co., The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in association with Benjamin Mordecai
  • Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 by Anna Deavere Smith Produced by Benjamin Mordecai, Laura Rafaty, Ric Wanetik, The New York Shakespeare Festival, The Mark Taper Forum, Harriet Newman Leve, Jeanne Rizzo, James D. Stern, Daryl Roth, Jo-Lynne Worley, Ronald A. Pizzuti, The Booking Office, and Freddy Bienstock

Best Musical
  • Passion Produced by The Shubert Organization, Capital Cities/ABC, Roger Berlind and Scott Rudin
  • A Grand Night for Singing Produced by Roundabout Theatre Co., Todd Haimes, Artistic Director
  • Beauty and the Beast Produced by Walt Disney Theatrical Productions/ Robert McTyre and Ron Logan
  • Cyrano: The Musical Produced by Joop van den Ende in association with Peter T. Kulok

Best Revival of a Musical
  • Carousel Produced by Lincoln Center Theater, André Bishop, Bernard Gersten, The Royal National Theatre, Cameron Mackintosh, and the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization
  • Damn Yankees Produced by Mitchell Maxwell, PolyGram Diversified Entertainment, Dan Markley, Kevin McCollum, Victoria Maxwell, Fred H. Krones, Andrea Nasher, The Frankel-Viertel-Baruch Group, Paula Heil Fisher, Julie Ross, Jon B. Platt, Alan Schuster and Peter Breger
  • Grease Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler and Jujamcyn Theaters
  • She Loves Me Produced by Roundabout Theater Co., Todd Haimes, James M. Nederlander, Elliott Martin, Herbert Wasserman, Freddy Beinstock, and Roger L. Stevens

Best Revival of a Play
  • An Inspector Calls Produced by Noel Pearson, The Shubert Organization, Capital Cities/ABC, and Joseph Harris
  • Abe Lincoln in Illinois Produced by Lincoln Center Theater, Andre Bishop, and Bernard Gersten
  • Medea Produced by Bill Kenwright
  • Timon of Athens Produced by National Actors Theatre and Tony Randall


Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical


Best Direction of a Play
  • Stephen Daldry (An Inspector Calls)
  • Gerald Gutierrez (Abe Lincoln in Illinois)
  • Michael Langham (Timon of Athens)
  • George C. Wolfe (Angels in America: Perestroika)

Best Direction of a Musical

Best Choreography

Best Book of a Musical

Best Original Score Written for the Theatre
  • Passion Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
  • Beauty and the Beast Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
  • Cyrano: The Musical Music by Ad van Dijk, lyrics by Koen van Dijk, Peter Reeves, and Sheldon Harnick

Best Scenic Design
  • Bob Crowley (Carousel)
  • Peter J. Davidson (Medea)
  • Ian MacNeil (An Inspector Calls)
  • Tony Walton (She Loves Me)

Tony Award for Best Costume Design
  • Ann Hould-Ward (Beauty and the Beast)
  • David Charles and Jane Greenwood (She Loves Me)
  • Jane Greenwood (Passion)
  • Yan Tax (Cyrano: The Musical)

Tony Award for Best Lighting
  • Rick Fisher (An Inspector Calls)
  • Beverly Emmons (Passion)
  • Jules Fisher (Angels in America: Perestroika)
  • Natasha Katz (Beauty and the Beast)

Special Tony Awards


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