June 2, 1997 in Nation/World

Titanic Victory

 
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“Titanic,” a lavish retelling of the 1912 sea disaster won five 1997 Tony Awards including the coveted prize for best musical. “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” by Alfred Uhry, author of “Driving Miss Daisy,” was named best play. “Titanic” also picked up awards for best score and book of a musical, scenic design and the first-ever prize for orchestration. A revival of Kander and Ebb’s “Chicago” also was a big winner, receiving six awards, including best musical revival.

Some other winners:

Revival-Play: “A Doll’s House”

Actor-Play: Christopher Plummer, “Barrymore”

Actress-Play: Janet McTeer, “A Doll’s House”

Actor-Musical: James Naughton, “Chicago”

Actress-Musical: Bebe Neuwirth, “Chicago”

Featured Actor-Play: Owen Teale, “A Doll’s House”

Featured Actress-Play: Lynne Thigpen, “An American Daughter”

Featured Actor-Musical: Chuck Cooper, “The Life”

Featured Actress-Musical: Lillias White, “The Life”


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