1979 Tony Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
PlayThe Elephant Man
MusicalSweeney Todd
Actor—PlayTom Conti, Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Actresses—PlayConstance Cummings, Wings
Carole Shelley, The Elephant Man
Featured Actor—PlayMichael Gough, Bedroom Farce
Featured Actress—PlayJoan Hickson, Bedroom Farce
Actor—MusicalLen Cariou, Sweeney Todd
Actress—MusicalAngela Lansbury, Sweeney Todd
Featured Actor—MusicalHenderson Forsythe, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Featured Actress—MusicalCarlin Glynn, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Director—PlayJack Hofsiss, The Elephant Man
Director—MusicalHarold Prince, Sweeney Todd
Book—MusicalSweeney Todd, Hugh Wheeler
ScoreSweeney Todd, Stephen Sondheim, music and lyrics
Scenic DesignerEugene Lee, Sweeney Todd
Costume DesignerFranne Lee, Sweeney Todd
ChoreographersMichael Bennett and Bob Avian, Ballroom
Lighting DesignerRoger Morgan, The Crucifer of Blood
Special AwardsHenry Fonda
Walter F. Diehl
Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theatre Center
American Conservatory Theater

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