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The 63rd Annual Tony Awards (2009)

Tony Award is the popular name of award, annually awarded for achievements in area of the American theatre, including a musical theatre. Complete official name of award - "Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre".

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Glenn Weiss

Writers:

Dave Boone, Paul Greenberg (special material by)
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Neil Patrick Harris ... Himself - Host
Ryan Duncan ... Himself - Performer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Akram ... Himself - Performer
David Alvarez David Alvarez ... Himself - Winner & Performer
Paul Arditti Paul Arditti ... Himself - Winner & Nominee
Lucie Arnaz ... Herself - Presenter
Bea Arthur ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Tiffani Barbour Tiffani Barbour ... Herself / Performer
Laura Benanti ... Herself
Craig Bierko ... Himself - Performer
Stephanie J. Block ... Herself - Performer
Matt Bogart ... Himself - Performer
David Bologna David Bologna ... Himself - Nominee
Daniel Breaker ... Himself - Performer
Tituss Burgess ... Himself - Performer
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Tony Award is the popular name of award, annually awarded for achievements in area of the American theatre, including a musical theatre. Complete official name of award - "Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre".

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2009 (USA) See more »

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Color
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Soundtracks

Don't Stop Believin'
Written by Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry, and Neal Schon
Performed by Constantine Maroulis and the Cast of Rock of Ages
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Neil Patrick Harris did an impressive job...
8 June 2009 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

This was one of the more enjoyable Tony Awards shows in recent years. Personally, I enjoyed the segments honoring the musical revivals more than the current fare. WEST SIDE STORY, SOUTH PACIFIC and PAL JOEY got some nice segments and made me yearn for a return to that kind of musical fare over what passes for musical comedy today.

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, from the very first moment he stepped before the mike, made a very favorable impression on me. He never missed a cue, kept his delivery light and amusing and seemed to be enjoying himself as host of the night's proceedings. In fact, he was so successful that I bet anything he'll be called upon some day to host the Oscars, the way Hugh Jackman did recently.

All in all, a colorful tribute to what's available on Broadway and an entertaining way to present an award show without too many dull speeches. I've heard LIZA MINNELLI in better voice but she too seemed to be genuinely pleased to be honored with an award, as was the always gracious ANGELA LANSBURY who has become a national treasure for theater goers and movie fans.


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