1981 Tony Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
Musical42nd Street
Reproduction—Play or MusicalThe Pirates of Penzance
Actor—PlayIan McKellen, Amadeus
Actress—PlayJane Lapotaire, Piaf
Featured Actor—PlayBrian Backer, The Floating Light Bulb
Featured Actress—PlaySwoosie Kurtz, Fifth of July

Kevin Kline, The Pirates of Penzance
Archive Photos
Kevin Kline, The Pirates of Penzance
Actress—MusicalLauren Bacall, Woman of the Year
Featured Actor—MusicalHinton Battle, Sophisticated Ladies
Featured Actress—MusicalMarilyn Cooper, Woman of the Year
Director—PlayPeter Hall, Amadeus
Director—MusicalWilford Leach, The Pirates of Penzance
Book—MusicalWoman of the Year, Peter Stone
ScoreWoman of the Year, John Kander, music; Fred Ebb, lyrics
Scenic DesignerJohn Bury, Amadeus
Costume DesignerWilla Kim, Sophisticated Ladies
ChoreographerGower Champion, 42nd Street
Lighting DesignerJohn Bury, Amadeus
Special AwardsLena Horne
Trinity Square Repertory Company

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