2002 Awards

Tony Award (Wikipedia)

After a harsh year for the theatre industry the awards season once again brought with a mixed bag of emotions, with the theatre community rallying round to show support to each other for getting through the difficult season. Tributes were made to the victims of 9/11, and the Tony Awards ceremony showed NYC’s resistance to the world. At the Tony Awards, there was a special tribute for the composer Richard Rodgers featuring a medley of his most famous material. In London controversy arose over Martine McCutcheon taking home the Best Actress Award for missing a significant number of performances due to ill health.


Category Tony Awards Olivier Awards
Best Play The Goat, or Who is Sylvia (Edward Albee) Jitney (August Wilson, National)
Best Musical Thoroughly Modern Millie Shockheaded Peter (Piccadilly)
Best Musical Revival Into the Woods My Fair Lady (National)
Best Actor Alan Bates (Fortune’s Fool) Rodger Allam (Privates on Parade, Donmar)
Best Actress Lindsay Duncan (Private Lives) Lindsay Duncan (Private Lives, Albery)
Best Actor (Musical) John Lithgow (Sweet Smell of Success) Phillip Quast (South Pacific, National)
Best Actress (Musical) Sutton Foster (Thoroughly Modern Millie) Martine McCutcheon (My Fair Lady, National)
Best Director John Rando (Urinetown) Michael Boyd (Histories, Young Vic)
Best Choreographer Rob Ashford (Thoroughly Modern Millie) Matthew Bourne (My Fair Lady, National)

2002 Tony Awards Tribute to Richard Rodgers