2001 Awards

Tony Award (Wikipedia)

The 2001 awards season was fiercely contested on both sides of the Atlantic. The Producers set Tony Award history winning 12 across each of the main categories. Susan Stroman stormed back with a double win for production, with her show taking home the Best Musical award. Over in London the awards were divided between the National and the Donmar, with few other productions allowing a look in. Sondheim’s ‘Merrily we Roll Along’ was allowed to compete in the Best Musical category rather than revival, due to the updated nature of the book and score. Conleth Hill was rewarded for his role in Stones in His Pockets which he would then go on to play on Broadway.



Category 2001 Tony Awards 2001 Olivier Awards
Best Play Proof (David Auburn) Blue/Orange (Joe Penhall, National)
Best Musical The Producers Merrily We Roll Along (Donmar)
Best Musical Revival 42nd Street Singin’ in the Rain (National)
Best Actor Richard Easton (The Invention of Love) Conleth Hill (Stones in His Pockets, Duke of York’s)
Best Actress Mary-Louise Parker (Proof) Julie Walters (All My Sons, National)
Best Actor (Musical) Nathan Lane (The Producers) Daniel Evans (Merrily We Roll Along, Donmar)
Best Actress (Musical) Christine Ebersole (42nd Street) Samantha Spiro (Merrily We Roll Along, Donmar)
Best Director Susan Stroman (The Producers) Howard Davis (All My Sons, National)
Best Choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers) Bob Fosse/Ann Reinking (Fosse, Prince of Wales)


The 2001 Tony Awards Opening Number