2000 Awards

Tony Award (Wikipedia)


Award seaon brought about the usual tensions in both London and New York. Susan Stroman’s work was celebrated on Broadway, taking home production awards, leading to controvery over what constituted a musica amongst others in the category  Performances at the Tony Award ceremony included the revival companies of Jesus Christ Superstar and The Music Man, with the award for Best Revival eventually going to the Cole Porter classic. Mandy Patinkin performed alongside cast members of The Wild Party as well as new musical James Joyce’s The Dead.  Rosy O’Donnell presented the awards which were held at the Radio City Music Hall on June 4.


Category Tony Awards Olivier Awards
Best Play Copenhagen, (Michael Fryn) Goodnight Children Everywhere (Richard Nelson)
Best Musical Contact Honk! (Stiles and Drewe, National)
Best Musical Revival Kiss Me, Kate Candide (National)
Best Actor Stephen Dillane  (The Real Thing) Henry Goodman (Merchant of Venice, National)
Best Actress Jennifer Ehle (The Real Thing) Janie Dee (Comic Potential, Lyric)
Best Actor (Musical) Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me Kate) Simon Russell Beale (Candide, National)
Best Actress (Musical) Heather Headley (Aida) Barbara Dickson (Spend, Spend, Spend, Piccadilly)
Best Director Michael Blakemore (Kiss Me Kate) Trevor Nunn (Summerfolk, National)
Best Choreographer Susan Stroman (Contact) Garth Fagan (The Lion King, Lyceum)






The Opening of the 2000 Tony Awards